March: Spring Planting Prep

5:30-9PM at the Shepherd of the Hills Church (7 Wescott Road, Simsbury) Bring a munchie and get ready to share and learn! Milk Test: Come at 5:30 with a carton or bottle of cow's milk for testing with the Bionutrient Meter Munchie Time: 6-6:30 Meeting Time: Promptly at 6:30 We'll discuss beginning to uncover and work the soil, along with soil-building techniques, which includes adding amendments and planting spring cover crops, as we wake up the soil biology. We'll also be conducting Read more [...]

February Meeting: Planning & Planting the Garden

6-8PM at the Shepherd of the Hills Church (7 Wescott Road, Simsbury) Bring a munchie and get ready to share and learn! Munchie Time: 6-6:30 Meeting Time: Promptly at 6:30 We'll be discussing potting soils/planting mediums; prepping seeds for planting; planning for succession planting; and mapping your garden/crop plans. We'll also be discussing the "Garden as System," including companion planting, annuals vs. perennials, and polyculture diversity. Note: We'll have seed starting Read more [...]

January 2019 Meeting: Seeds!

6-8pm at George Hall Farm in Simsbury Bring a munchie and get ready to share and learn! Munchie Time: 6-6:30 Meeting Time: Promptly at 6:30 At our first BFA meeting of the year, we'll focus on the what, when, where, and how of selecting and ordering seeds for your 2019 gardens. Topics will include seed quality, seed sourcing, OSSI and other pledges, seed longevity, and seed saving. Let's get started together as we prepare for a terrific growing season! Meeting will be held in first Read more [...]

New Events Planned!

The Hartford-Area BFA Chapter is gearing up for meetings this fall. If you have any topics you'd like to request please direct them to Mark or Kris either messaging here, or on our chapter email: hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net.

Please RSVP for any and all events that we organize. It is SO helpful to know how many we'll be expecting because we have to do all our own setup at our venues, we sometimes have occupancy limits to work around, and we like to make sure we have enough supplies Read more [...]

High Bionutrient Crop Production Workshop!

2 Day Workshop on High Bionutrient Crop Production

Saturday, November 7, 2015 is Day 1 of the 2 part workshop
and
Saturday, January 23, 2016 will be Day 2 of the 2 part workshop.

Dan Kittredge will lead this class to increase the bionutrient level of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability for the professional growers. Participation-based with questions and answers, the workshop series is designed for farmers, growers, and gardeners of any type Read more [...]

Farm Field Day – a Farm Tour – this summer!

Would you like to do a farm tour led by expert agronomist and BFA Founder, Dan Kittredge? This is your opportunity to walk a farm field and see through the eyes of an expert organic farmer and soil scientist. Hear Dan's analysis of the soil health, crop health, and his thoughts on how to raise the quality even higher. Depending on whether the group was predominantly farmers or home-gardeners and consumers Dan would gear his narration to the level of experience of his audience.    Dan would Read more [...]

July 2 BFA Chapter Meeting!

Event:  Growing Biologically Nutrient Dense Food -
An Introductory Lecture on High Bionutrient Crop Production by Dan Kittredge, Founder of the Bionutrient Food Aasociation
Date:  Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time:  6:00 to 8:30, 6:00 doors open for visiting, 6:30-8:30 presentation
Location:  Welles-Turner Memorial Library, 2407 Main St., Glastonbury CT  06033
     in the "Friends Room".

Rsvp to:  hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

This will be another great opportunity to Read more [...]

June 25 BFA Chapter Meeting!

Event: Growing Biologically Nutrient Dense Food
an Introductory Lecture on High Bionutrient Crop Production by Dan Kittredge,
Founder of the Bionutrient Food Association
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 8:30, 6:00 doors open for visiting, 6:30-8:30 presentation
Location: Flamig Farm, 7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury

Rsvp to: hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

What is Quality?
How can we grow better Quality crops?
Do you want crops with: better Read more [...]

Next BFA Discussion Group Meeting – Topic: Water and Irrigation Techniques

David Forster, BFA Agronomist and soil scientist will speak about Water and Irrigation Techniques for farmers and home-gardeners. Meet with us at Flamig Farm located at 7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury, CT on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

We will start our meeting at 6:30 with a brief introduction and then move right into our presentation by David. Light refreshments will be served. Questions are most welcome! Do you have experience with or confusion about water? What are the best methods of Read more [...]

Introduction to the Bionutrient Food Association plus speaker David Forster

Join us for an Introduction to the Bionutrient Food Association! Plus speaker: David Forster, soil scientist

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Lucy Robbins Welles Library, The Community Room, 95 Cedar Street, Newington CT
Directions: http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/136/1294/1335/5127.aspx#directions

Schedule:
6:00 PM - we'll be setting up and welcoming early-comers who want to chat a little before the meeting. Visit our resource table!
6:30 - 7:15 For Read more [...]