A short update for those who have not perused the bionutrient.org site for upcoming organizational events between now and the spring.  With 36 events in 13 states over the next 3 months or so, this is high time for organizational activities. Before the cold of winter gets you down, come and see us. Plenty to choose from :)

Upcoming workshops

Even though we are in deep winter, many of us are perusing seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather. It is in these quieter months that we schedule the bulk of our courses, and Dan will be hopscotching across the country presenting our core workshop series: "Principles and Practices of Biological Management". This two-day workshop builds upon your knowledge and experience to find ways to increase the health of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability. Nearly 2,000 growers have attended the course over the past six years, and our attendance continues to grow thanks to word-of-mouth promotion of the course by previous attendees.
Lewes, DE   Feb 5-6
Bedford Hills, NY   Feb 12 & Mar 19
Richmond, VA   Feb 18-19
Pomona, CA   Feb 25-26
Sebastopol, CA   Mar 5-6
Montpelier, VT   Mar 18 (Day 2)
La Villita, NM Mar 22-23
Mills River, NC   Apr 8-9
Athens, OH   Apr 22-23
Newburyport, MA   Apr 29-30
Hillsborough, NJ   May 6
and more to be scheduled!

Free introductory lectures

In anticipation of the scheduled workshops above, the BFA will be reaching out to farmers, gardeners, nutritionists, food advocates and all who are curious about the relationship between soil health, plant health and human health. Dan Kittredge will be offering free intro lectures about the importance of bionutrient-rich foods, and the exciting form of biological and energetic farming that empowers growers to significantly improve their crops.
Taos, NM  Jan 23
Santa Fe  Jan 24
Albuquerque, NM  Jan 24
Richmond, VA  Jan 30
Whallonsburg, NY  Mar 14
Newbury, MA  Mar 16

Learn more at www.bionutrient.org/events

Upcoming chapter meetings and events

Learn more at www.bionutrient.org/chapters/local-chapters, or click on the BFA chapter links below.  
Jan 24  Chapter Meeting & Microbiology Presentation (Bloomfield, CT)
Feb 1  BFA Garden Seed Packaging for CT Flower & Garden Show (Simsbury, CT)
Feb 8  Book Discussion Group (Secrets of the Soil by Peter Tompkins) (TBA)
Feb 19  Chapter Seed Swap (Simsbury, CT)
Feb 22  Book Discussion Group (Secrets of the Soil by Peter Tompkins) (TBA)
Feb 23-26  BFA Chapter Tabling at the CT Flower & Garden Show (Hartford, CT)
Apr 1  Workshop & Orchard Tour with Michael Phillips, orchardist (Meriden, CT) Jan 22  Chapter Meeting: High Performance Agriculture with Jessica Smith and open round table discussion (Louisa, VA) Feb 15  Potluck followed by chapter meeting: Synergy between Renewable Energy and Food Production (Athens/The Plains, OH) Feb 22  Chapter Meeting (Bedford Hills, NY)
Westminster, MA Discussion Group
The Growing Great Food (and Flowers!) Working Group (every second Sunday of the month, Jan - Nov)
Feb 12  Garden planning, Companion planting and Permaculture 
Mar 12  Basic Botany/Family relationships and crop rotation 
Apr 9  Soil analysis and re-mineralization 
Backyard Grower Series (every third Tuesday of the month, Jan - Apr)

Winter conference engagements

Being the "off season" for regional growers, farming conferences abound at this time of year, and as Dan hopscotches around the country between workshops and speaking engagements, he is also scheduled to speak at a number of the premier winter conferences in the East.  Learn more at www.bionutrient.org/events
NOFA/NH Winter Conference 
Concord, NH – Jan 28
NOFA/NJ Winter Conference -
New Brunswick, NJ – Jan 29
Farming for the Future Conference (PASA)
State College, PA – Feb 1-4
2017 OEFFA Conference
Dayton, OH – Feb 9-11
Organic Growers School Spring Conference
Asheville, NC – Mar 11-12
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