Fresh From the Field
A new workshop with Dan Kittredge at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY...
An “organic” label tells us that our food does not contain harmful chemicals. But it doesn’t guarantee that our food contains the flavor, nutritional value, or healing properties that we might expect. Dedicated to the pursuit and understanding of quality food, Dan Kittredge is a passionate practitioner, teacher, and advocate for soil, plant, and human health and vitality. Using Omega's campus, we explore how to bring nutrient dense, quality food to our kitchens and gardens. Learn how to:
- Detect and understand the unique advantages and limitations of the soil and plants
- Conduct soil tests and apply appropriate soil amendments
- Recognize high quality, nutrient-rich food and growing practices
- Explore the connections between soil ecosystems, human health, and the wider implications for our culture and spiritual well-being
Whether you are a grower, cook, nutritionist, food activist, or concerned eater, this workshop provides you with a practical understanding of how to obtain healthier produce and an increased awareness of what to pay attention to in your own garden or on the farms where your food originates. For more information and registration details: www.eomega.org/workshops/for-the-love-of-soil
If you aren't already subscribed, our latest newsletter is now available online - featuring an overview of the recent Soil & Nutrition Conference, announcement of the upcoming RBTI workshop with Steve Westin, updates on the amazing growth of local BFA Chapters, grower stories and more! Check it out!
...are now available online in our Library. Weren't able to make this year's conference? Or just want to go back to have another listen to glean new information and insights? It's all there for posterity, as well as previous conferences for you to peruse. Visit the Soil & Nutrition Conference Archive and dig in!
In a few weeks we are going to be digging deep at the 2015 Annual Soil and Nutrition Conference in Northampton, MA.
Join us and our partner NOFA/Mass to make the connection between soil health, plant health, and our health, while building community with other conference attendees.