Local Chapters

Hartford, CT

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

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 
  • 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.
  • Discounts
    - 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
Chapter Outreach
  • 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
Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

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!…

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We also have a YouTube channel that we are populating with valuable information and workshop excerpts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8A7jrDaMQZxbjZTW60lcvg.