Developing Regional Food Security & Food Sovereignty
in Michigan with Nutrient Dense Food
The MI BFA Collective warmly welcomes Mark Cohen, a farmer, ecologist, organic certifier and Bionutrient Food Association chapter leader from Amesville, Ohio, who will be leading discussions on food security and food sovereignty in three Michigan communities, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Michigan next week, August 10-14. Through a welcoming facilitated discussion, Mark will speak to the what/why/how of developing regional food security and food sovereignty -- Food; Seed Saving/Medicine; and Energy --with information on forming BFA Chapters focusing on the importance of food quality and nutrient dense food. We will also announce plans for 2016 BFA courses in the three Michigan locations where we are hosting these talks.
Please join us for lively discussions about living a healthy life, growing and consuming nutrient dense food, with a delicious potluck in a city closest to you!
- Ann Arbor on Mon, August 10, at Sunward Co-housing, 424 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor [ map ]
(Please park along Little Lake Dr.)
6-9pm, Potluck @ 6pm, Discussion 7-9pm, contact Clifford Scholtz/Claire Maitre (248) 410-1762
- Grand Rapids on Wed, August 12, 6:30 pm at Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, linked with Our Kitchen Table, 334 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids [ map ]
Contact Mary Colburn (269) 941-3553
- Traverse City on Fri, August 14, at 510 Second St, Traverse City [ map ]
6-9pm, Potluck @ 6pm, Discussion 7-9pm, contact Penny Krebiehl, (231) 922-2014
Mark Cohen has been working alongside other folks in Ohio for three years, organizing and setting up Mineral Depots, Grower Education, Consumer Education, Networking with Allied Organizations, and Food Quality Research. The Bionutrient Food Association is a national association of voting members who agree to uphold the mission of the organization and advocate for vital soils, nourishing food and healthy people. BFA partners with Grower Members to develop and implement practices that will improve food quality while making their operations more lucrative and sustainable. BFA helps consumers identify, advocate for and locate bionutrient food. BFA advocates to retailers and wholesalers for the preferential placement and promotion of bionutrient food. Finally, BFA empowers public and private policymakers and investors to support the shift from the century-long paradigm of factory farming to one in which quality food is profitable, ecologically sustainable, tastier, and equally available to all.
This series of talks is sponsored by the MI BFA Collective. Last winter our newly forming Michigan collective held a BFA High Bionutrient Crop Production workshop at Bakers' Green Acres farm in Marion, Michigan, with 25 farmers and growers in attendance, in a two-day course with BFA founder, Dan Kittredge. We are working together as a collective for several Michigan BFA chapters to take hold in as many communities across the Great Lake State as possible!
For a little bit of background, below are a couple videos of Dan Kittredge speaking last year at Tufts University: