Calendar of Events for 2017

This is a work in progress – we’ll update as new events hit the calendar.

January, 2017
11   Chapter Book Discussion Group – 6:30 – 8:30 PM
South Windsor Public Library
Title: Teaming With Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels

24  Chapter Meeting 6:00-8:00 PM
Harrington’s Organic Landcare, 70 Highland Park Drive, Bloomfield
6:00 for refreshments; 6:30-8:00 Microbiology Presentation

25   **2nd Chapter Book Discussion moved to February


February, 2017
1   BFA Garden Seed Packaging for Flower & Garden Show – 5:30 PM
in Simsbury

8   Chapter Book Discussion Group – 6:30-8:30 PM
Location TBA – tentatively South Windsor Library again
Title: Secrets of the Soil: New Solutions for Restoring our Planet by Peter Tompkins
Discussion will cover first half of book

19  BFA Chapter Seed Swap 1:00
at the George Hall Farm, Greenhouse #1, 180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury

22   **Rescheduling to March 1st** Chapter Book Discussion Group
6:30-8:30 PM, South Windsor Library
Title: Secrets of the Soil: New Solutions for Restoring our Planet
by Peter Tompkins

23-26 Hartford Area BFA Chapter Tabling at the CT Flower & Garden Show, CT Convention Center, Hartford


March, 2017
1 Chapter Book Discussion Group – 6:30-8:30 PM
Title: Secrets of the Soil: New Solutions for Restoring our Planet by Peter Tompkins
Discussion will cover second half of book

20 BFA Chapter Meeting: Bill Paradis talks about “High-Nutrient Produce for a Low-Income Budget” – addressing food insecurity and raising quality for all, 6:30-8:30 PM, New Britain Library, 20 High Street, New Britain, CT


April, 2017
1 Michael Phillips, Holistic Orchardist – Daylong Workshop and Orchard Tour
9:00 – 12:00 at Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT
12 – 1 lunch break
1:00-5:00 at High Hill Orchard, 170 Fleming Rd, Meriden, CT

May, 2017
24  Harvesting Microbes with Nigel Palmer of The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition; 6:00-7:30 PM at The George Hall Farm, 180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT

June, 2017
22   Permaculture and Agroforestry with Sven Pihl of CT Edible Ecosystems, 6:00-7:30/8:00 PM, at the Wilhelm Farm, 329 N. Granby Road, N. Granby, CT

July

August, 2017
16  Biological Practices Farm Tour with Gabe Russo at Forest City Farm, River Road, Middletown, CT; 6:00-7:30 PM

September, 2017
16   BFA Hartford Chapter at the Simsbury Grange Fair, 10-3, Farms Village Road, W. Simsbury

21   Chapter Meeting:  David Forster talks Fall in the Garden and Field – Soil Testing and Amending to Close the Season; 6-8 PM, Forest City Farm, Middletown

October, 2017                                                                                                              14   Basalt pickup, 9-11 AM in Simsbury

24   Chapter Meeting:  Farmer Jerry Travers shares tips from his decades of biological farming all over America; 6-8 PM, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7 Wescott Rd., Simsbury

November, 2017
4    Table at “Widening the Welcome:  The Future of Agriculture for Communities of Color”, 224 Ecospace, Hartford, CT

11   Basalt pickup, 10-Noon, in Simsbury

28   All Day Strategy Gathering – Topic:  Bionutrient Meter; at Southbridge Convention Center, Southbridge, MA

29-30   7th Annual BFA Soil & Nutrition Conference; Southbridge Convention Center, Southbridge, MA

December, 2017
2    Free Introductory Lecture on Principles of Biological Systems, by Dan Kittredge, Auer Farm in Bloomfield

Happy Holidays Everyone!  See you in 2018!

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