This local chapter is located in/near Hartford, CT.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.
To join our email list, you can sign up at http://eepurl.com/bkqw5b
To learn a little bit more about this Chapter and it's history, click here for an interview with former co-leaders Kris McCue and Mark Cegielski.
Click here to view upcoming to events
- Mineral Depot
- Take advantage of sharing reduced bulk shipping rates, and splitting bulk items for less than individual sized pkgs
- Fedco Co-op
- Reduced prices on bulk orders, BFA members receive highest discount level, non members can also participate and save
- Monthly Chapter Meetings
- Gatherings held 1-2x per month in locations within Hartford County
- Speakers educate on a variety of soil-health and food-health topics
- Network with fellow regenerative farmers and gardeners
- Meet local growers of regeneratively grown foods
- Soil Testing Assistance
- BFA offers special rate on soil testing via Logan Labs in Ohio
- Support for interpreting soil test results and sourcing amendments, referrals to soil consultants
- Food Co-op
- Kris McCue has been a coordinator of a local organic food co-op for many years helping farmers make direct connections with consumers. She is enthusiastic to help others form new food co-operatives and buying clubs.
- BFA members get discounts for BFA-sponsored events and classes, soil and health books, and more
- Sharing Resources
- In progress is a lending library of books, magazines and dvd's related to bionutrient growing, soil health, minerals, soil testing, and more
- Grower and Consumer Education
- Speakers at our monthly meetings address a variety of topics related to soil health, biological growing, and the importance of minerals to crop-health and human-health
- Host discussions on food quality
- Food quality research
- Learn to use a refractometer to test food quality
- Networking with Allied Organizations
- Tour of farms practicing regenerative farming and remineralizing
- Classes in growing and harvesting nutrient dense foods
- Build relationships with local farmerʼs markets and organizations focused on the correlation between food-quality and human health-quality such as the Weston A. Price Foundation
We hold regularly scheduled meetings and events. To see the latest, check out our calendar at http://bfa.regenerativeag.net/CT/.
In 2019, we will meet every last Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM unless otherwise noted on our calendar of events. Most of our meetings will take place at the George Hall Farm, 180 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT 06070 [ map ]
In the first greenhouse during the winter, and up in our BFA Demonstration Garden, middle of the field, in the spring-summer-fall.
2019 Schedule is a work in progress. So far here is what we have planned...
|Jan 31||Seeds, Glorious Seeds!|
|Feb 28||Garden as System: Crop mapping, succession planting, annuals & perennials|
|Mar 28||Prepping for Planting & Early Season Soil Building|
|Apr 25||Mushrooms & Fungi - also MYO early season foliars|
|May 30||Herbs for Medicine and Pollinators|
|Jun 27||Keeping up Resilience: In-season foliars & feeds|
|Jul TBA||Season Extension: Crop preservation, canning, drying, fermenting & more|
|Jul TBA||Regenerative Farm Tour|
|Aug TBA||Fall Planting & Soil Prep for Late Season|
|Aug TBA||Regenerative Farm Tour|
More to come!…
We also have a YouTube channel that we are populating with valuable information and workshop excerpts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8A7jrDaMQZxbjZTW60lcvg.