Local Chapters

Southeast Ohio

This local chapter is located in/near Amesville, OH/Southeast Ohio.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 
  • Mineral Depot
  • Grower Education
  • Consumer Education
  • Networking with Allied Organizations
  • Food Quality Research
Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

Next BFA Chapter meeting:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm for potluck and meeting to start at 6:30 pm
Where: Rural Action, 9030 Hocking Hills Dr, The Plains, OH  (Right off 33, not far west of Athens) [ map ]

The topics for the meeting will be:
- a review the mineral depot system and development
- exploring bio-stimulants, setting up growouts to assess them with protocols from OSU who are doing a SARE grant on this
- talking about getting the Real Food Campaign crop and soil material to measure quality (Greg Austic)
Hope to see you there!

Workshop: Growing and Preparing Nutrient-Dense Food for Better Health and Resilient Communities
Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A collaborative workshop with BFA and Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)
Learn how to grow and prepare the finest bionutrient-rich food from seed, to soil, to serving plate. BFA Southeast Ohio Chapter leader Mark Cohen will take a practical look at an innovative food philosophy for improving health, sequestering carbon, and increasing resiliency. Attendees will learn what crop varieties to focus on, how to develop healthy, mineralized, and biologically active soil, and how to prepare their food with techniques such as nixtamalization and fermentation to maximize potential nutrient availability. This workshop emphasizes community food security, but applies to cash crops as well. After exploring food production techniques, Mark will conclude with a demonstration of food preparation and a delicious farm lunch featuring crops from the fields viewed throughout the day.

Cost: $40 for OEFFA and/or BFA members, $50 for non-members. Price includes a locally-sourced lunch.

For more information and to register: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50235/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_...
Pre-registration is required by July 16. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 or milo@oeffa.org.