Fresh From the Field
Recommended reading! An interview with Dan Kittredge in Heifer International's World Ark Magazine...
Drive up to Kittredge Farm in central Massachusetts, and you'll find a restored farmhouse with a post-and-beam porch, long hoop houses growing an abundance of seasonal produce and a farmer feeding a herd of beef cows with the help of his 2-year-old son. It's a classic, pastoral scene of a hardworking farm family. Stay awhile, and you'll notice a few things that are less common of a New England farm -- the mineral depot in the barn, for example, where soil amendments are stacked, pallet after pallet. Or the frequent chiming of a cell phone as people call to invite the barefooted farmer for a speaking engagement or to plan a grocery store flash mob to inspire nutrition awareness. Read more...
Plans have quickly developed for us in Michigan to hold a three day/three city talking/discussion tour focusing on the importance of soil, food and our health. This is an opportunity for consumers and growers to come together and discuss the need for and importance of nutrient dense food and how this affects all facets of our lives on the planet.
- Ann Arbor, Monday, August 10th,
- Grand Rapids, Wednesday, August 12th, and,
- Traverse City, Friday, August 14th
Fall 2015 is quickly approaching which means we are already at work scheduling our fall/winter series of BFA Workshops on High Bionutrient Crop Production! The first workshops have already been scheduled for Simsbury, CT and Shrewsbury, VT, and we expect the schedule to fill up soon.
Interested in scheduling a workshop in your region? BFA invites you to become a local host coordinator and bring our two-day workshop to your community. Please contact Gary Neves, (firstname.lastname@example.org), BFA Course Administrator, for more information and to schedule a workshop in your area!
We've added another workshop to the roster - a two-day seminar at Dan's farm in North Brookfield, MA focusing on the art, science, and practical application of biochar, led by Gary Gilmore, a Pennsylvania State Forester who has been working with and refining methods of biochar production for decades. Gary will be doing at least two burns as demonstration, and everyone who attends the workshop will walk away with a wealth of in-depth information and knowledge about the benefits of biochar — what it is, how it is made, how it is applied, and the excitement that comes from making and using it. Learn more and register today!
We've received many requests to bring our High Bionutrient Crop Production Workshops to the west coast, and after an overwhelmingly positive response to intro lectures in the Bay Area, we are pleased to announce our first California workshop — in Sebastopol on July 22-23. So exciting to see the viral spread of interest and eagerness to learn more about the principles & practices of this form of biological farming and gardening. Register today to learn what the excitement is about!