Sun, Oct 08|
Nature's Way Farm
Walking Through the Season with Dan Kittredge
A series that takes participants through an entire growing season of on-farm learning. Boost your knowledge of plant health, soil biology and learn practices and techniques for robust and regenerative farming.
Time & Location
Oct 08, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Nature's Way Farm, 24 Hillsville Rd, North Brookfield, MA 01535, USA
About the event
How are your farming practices affecting soil and plant health throughout the seasons?
Join us at the farm of Bionutrient Food Association founder, Dan Kittredge, in North Brookfield MA for a series of 4 full day workshops to walk through the practices he uses to maintain a thriving ecological system each season.
Throughout each day we will learn more about:
- Principles of soil health, including biological, physical and chemical properties
- In season management of annual and perennial systems
- Production techniques that build soil health and protect plant health
- Practices of assessing plant health throughout the season
9:00 am - Welcome
9:30 am - Facilitated conversation of topics
10:30 am - Practices in Practice
12:00 pm - Potluck Lunch*
1:00 pm - Farm Tour, multiple stops
5:00 pm - Wrap Up
*In order to keep this event affordable for our participants, lunch will be potluck-style. Participants are required to bring a food dish to contribute, their own utensils, and a list of ingredients used (to accommodate those with food sensitivities).
Camping accommodations are possible, with prior arrrangement, the Saturday nights prior to workshops.
Contact Dan Kittredge, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information
About the Instructor:
Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years. He grew up on Many Hands Organic Farm in central Massachusetts with his parents, Julie Rawson, NOFA-MA Executive Director, and Jack Kittredge, publisher of Natural Farmer. After working globally in the late 90s and early 2000s with farmers, NGOs, and researchers across India, Russia, and Central America, Dan returned to the U.S. and in 2010 launched the BFA in order to ignite a movement around food quality.
Dan has become one of the leading proponents of “nutrient density,” and works to demonstrate the connections between soil health, plant health, and human health through workshops and speaking engagements around the world, the annual Soil and Nutrition Conference, and an increased presence online through social media, a YouTube channel, and numerous webinars and podcasts.
Dan launched the Real Food Campaign, now the Bionutrient Institute, that, with open-source science partners Our-Sci and FarmOS, are leading the effort to identify and increase nutrition in the food supply. The Bionutrient Institute has engineered and released a hand-held consumer spectrometer, the Bionutrient Meter, designed to test nutrient density at the point of purchase and bring transparency to the marketplace. Via the Bionutrient Meter, the goal is to empower consumers to choose their foods based on nutrient quality and thereby leverage economic incentives to drive full system regeneration.
Portions of our farm tour will cover uneven terrain and stairs. We want to make sure your accessibility needs are met during the event. Please share with us your needs regarding (but not limited to): physical accessibility, allergies, noise, scent, gender, intellectual accessibility, and any instructions or tips to help you fully participate.
Refund/Inclement Weather Policy:
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Capacity for this event is limited to 50 attendees. Please remember to abide by current MA state guidelines for group gatherings and travel to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. Register ahead of time to secure your space!
Contact Doug Cook, NOFA/Mass Interim Educational Events Coordinator, at email@example.com or 603-969-8195
This event is supported by an Agricultural Soil Health grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) in partnership with American Farmland Trust, as well as the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
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