Fresh From the Field
We are very pleased to announce the 6th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference this December 4-6. Registration is NOW OPEN! We are bringing together the collective knowledge of the food movement from the perspectives of successful farmers, cutting-edge researchers, enlightening health practitioners, and pioneers of food quality, to delve deep into the connections and importance of soil and nutrition. Integrating diverse viewpoints, this year’s program aims to engage growers and gardeners at their skill level with principles, practices, and innovations for ecologically and financially sound farming, as well as present health-conscious consumers and medical professionals valuable insights to effectively advocate and select for quality in their local region and food supply. Learn more and register today!
When I heard that Bedford farmer Doug DeCandia bought 20 tons of trap rock dust for his fields, I couldn't figure out what that had to do with a productive garden. Plus, why was he digging dirt from around skunk cabbage and also leaving some weeds growing near food crops? t's all about growing better food. Five years ago, DeCandia learned about the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) and was so convinced of its efficacy for growing nutrient-dense food that he founded a local chapter here, in Bedford, to spread the word. It's the latest approach to gardening, but there's really nothing new about it; Mother Earth has been doing it all along, well, that is, when she's given the chance to maintain plant diversity and healthy soil. Read on...
Join Mark Fulford of Teltane Farm for a three-day workshop series over the course of the growing season -- April 12, June 7, August 23. Held at Kittredge Farm in North Brookfield, MA, we will explore a range of practices and philosophies embracing common sense, science and cultural wisdom for the times we live in. Learn more and register today!