2018 Calendar of Events

This is a work in progress which we will continually add to!

January 6 & 7, 2018

2 Day Workshop with Dan Kittredge:  Principles of Biological Systems – to register go to http://bionutrient.org/site/workshops

January 9, 2018

7:00-8:30 PM     Starting Garden Seeds – presented by the Hartford Area BFA Chapter at the Simsbury Public Library

February 4, 2018

1:00-3:00          Seeds & Seed Saving with 2 experts in the field:  Market Gardener and avid seed-saver Lisa Bloodnick, and Owen Taylor, Seed Collection Manager, educator and publisher of the new Truelove Seed Catalog;  at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT  06070

February 9, 2018

2:00-4:00        Dan Kittredge’s Introduction to Principles of Biological Systems at Knox, Inc., 75 Laurel Street, Hartford, CT

February 22-25, 2018

CT Flower & Garden Show at the CT Convention Center, Hartford, CT – we’ll be there all day for 4 days – stop by to say Hi!

March 10, 2018

OrganiCONN – CT NOFA’s Winter Conference – Hartford Area BFA Chapter will be there all day in the vendor’s hall.  Stop by to say Hi!

March 24, 2018

1:00-5:00 PM  Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Dr. Don Huber: The Effects of Glyphosate, talk at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, Granby, CT  06035  Registration a must as seating is limited:  http://tiosn.com/event/dr-don-huber-and-dr-stephanie-seneff-discuss-glyphosate-save-the-date/

April 5, 2018

7:00-8:30 PM  The Role of Soil Fungi in Resilient, Regenerative Agriculture by Melody Wright of Pleasant Valley Botanicals at Simsbury Public Library, Program Room #2, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT  06070

May 24, 2018

6-8 PM   Cover Crops and Seed Inoculants with Farmer Joe O’Grady and Kris McCue, at BFA demo garden – George Hall Farm, 180 Old Farms Rd., Simsbury, CT  06070    RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

June 21, 2018

6-8 PM   Foliar Sprays and In-Season Garden Tool Maintenance with Kris McCue and Farmer Daren Hall, at BFA demo garden – George Hall Farm, 180 Old Farms rd., Simsbury, CT  06070                                                                             RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

Summer Schedule

– Be Sure to plan your gardens and farms for Seed Saving this year!  We’ll be having a seed swap in November that you won’t want to miss!

July 26, 2018  6-8 PM  Homestead-Farm Tour, Southwick, MA – Details coming soon!  RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

August 23, 2018   6-8 PM   Farm Tour:  Evergreen Berry Farm, 435 Bassett Rd., Watertown, CT ; Join us for a tour of an organically operated farm that incorporates all manner of biological and regenerative farm practices (including trials of Biodynamics and structured water) at their 27 acre farm which includes acres of blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries and blackberries.  Check out their You-pick schedule!  http://www.evergreenerryfarm.com/home.html                                                   RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

July & August, every Tuesday from 2:00 PM to dark:

Open Garden at our BFA Demonstration Garden!  Bring your questions – we’re happy to help!, take a tour of the garden, taste what we are harvesting that week.  This is during the farm’s regular CSA pickup hours.  There will be signs posted so follow the arrows up to our garden – or walk on the dirt road that runs up the north side of the farm and hang a right after the 3rd greenhouse in a row.  Our garden is easy to spot – mid-field and surrounded by a wire fence that contains our little oasis.

Want to see what regenerative techniques we are trying at the BFA demo garden?  Maybe you’ll be inspired to try some new things too!  Check out our photo album on Facebook.  It’s set for public viewing so even if you are not a Facebook user you can view and read the descriptive captions.  Go to  https://www.facebook.com/pg/HartfordCTBionutrientFood/Photos/?tab=album&album_id=1665389650219027

Fall Schedule

– More details will be posted here as available!

September 6, 2018  Soil Testing including demo. of soil sampling, discussion of the minerals tested by Logan Labs – then go home and send out your own soil test      RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

October 4, 2018  Go over soil test results, calculate amendments and make a mineral depot order list; REQUIRED for depot order – Your membership with the BFA     RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

November 8, 2018  Seed Swap and pick up your mineral amendments ordered on 10/4      RSVP to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

December – No Chapter meeting, however don’t miss this:                                     November 30-December 1&2, 2018  BFA’s 8th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference at the Southbridge Convention Center, Southbridge, MA – Details to come at www.bionutrient.org/site/!

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