A small collective of us Northern Michigan gardeners and farmers have been working to schedule and offer BFA presentations/free talks and 2-day courses—and have brought Dan Kittredge and Mark Cohen to share this knowledge and incite these practices as we learn to grow soil and food better.
Dan Kittredge is traveling back to Michigan in a few weeks for free introductory talks, and will then return in mid-November to teach a 2-day course. We hope some of you will join us at any of the free-talks, and also consider signing up for the 2-day course.
Dan is Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association. He is the son of prominent leaders in the organic movement, and has been an organic farmer since childhood. His experience managing organic farms and developing sustainable agriculture techniques has connected him to farmers in Central America, Russia, India and the United States. Dan is passionate about raising the quality of nutrition in our food supply through collaboration with committed individuals, businesses, and organizations that support the value of people growing and eating really good food.
We are so very pleased that our friends down in the SE Region are continuing to share the BFA’s experience and necessary practices for growing healthy soil, food and feeding ourselves and our families wisely.
The speaking tour is a FREE event. Come hear Dan give an overview of how biological growing methods:
• Improve the quality and nutrition of food crops, which improves profitability and promotes human health and environmental vibrancy
• Reduce the need for off-farm inputs thereby cutting costs
• Adjust soil chemistry and biology to build organic matter and optimize plant health
• Change agriculture from a greenhouse gas emitter to a carbon sequestering activity
Here are the upcoming dates of the free talks:
Saturday, Oct 1st – 2-4PM @ Earthworks Urban Farm, 1264 Meldrum Street
Sunday, Oct 2nd – 1-3PM @ Sunward Cohousing, 424 Little Lake Drive
Sunday, Oct 2nd – 5-7pm @ Growing Hope, 922 W Michigan Ave
Monday, Oct 3rd – 3-5PM @ Allen Street Neighborhood Center, 1611 E Kalamazoo Street
The 2-day High Bionutrient Crop Production workshop will be held at Washtenaw Food Hub on November 12-13, 2016.
Registrations are open for that event at http://www.bionutrient.org/workshops We are working at securing scholarship funds for the workshop.
You can visit the BFA webpage here to find out more about what “bionutrient rich food” means: http://www.bionutrient.org/
I’m also happy to share information about my experiences w. the Bionutrient Food Association and Dan Kittredge, etal, passion regarding soil and nutritional health.
O’k CSA Cooperative
Northern Michigan Permaculture