Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 9:30 AM
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
The North Lawndale Greening Committee,
The Garfield Park Community Council, and The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
present…. 2-DAY WORKSHOP: “HIGH BIONUTRIENT CROP PRODUCTION”
MARCH 29 & 30, 2014
Interested in Growing Nutrient Dense, Higher Yielding Crops? How About Crops with Improved Pest & Disease Resistance and Better Tolerance of Extreme Weather Conditions?
Learn from a life long Farmer of his understanding and first hand experiences utilizing a Biological Approach to crop production. Dan Kittredge, Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) & the Real Food Campaign, will present a 2-session Workshop on High Bionutrient Crop Production.
Date: Saturday, March 29th and Sunday March 30th
Time: 9:30am – 4:30 pm
Location: Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Avenue – Classroom Chicago, IL 60624
Cost: $150.00, with Scholarship funds available for Farmers.
Potluck event. Please bring a dish to share on both days.
For Event Information: please contact the North Lawndale Greening Committee – Dr. Shemuel Israel, President NLGC – cell: 773-332-7887; or Annamaria Leon, Director, Education & Community Outreach cell: 414-339-55537, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Scholarship information, please contact Gary Neves, Course Administrator, Cell: 774-573-6804, email@example.com
REGISTER ONLINE AT THE BFA WEBSITE: http://www.bionutrient.org/workshops. (Toward the bottom of the Workshops page is the button to Sign Up online.)
Limit 35 participants.
The High Bionutrient Crop Production Workshop, as presented by the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA; <a>www.bionutrient.org),</a> is designed so that participants can learn the basic principles and practices of this form of biological and energetic farming and gardening, including discussion and identification of limiting factors to genetic potential.
These Workshops (http://www.bionutrient.org/workshops) are designed to inform and support participants to grasp and apply innovative and reliable principles and practices for producing more nutritious food crops, thus resulting in healthier lives. The learning focus of this series includes soil biology, mineralogy and energy dynamics, leading to an increase in the bionutrient level of your soil, an increase in the bionutrient level of your crops, as well as increasing the potential for greater yields, improved pest and disease resistance, and crops with better tolerance to extreme weather conditions.
This Workshop will begin with an analysis of participants’ soil tests, then progress to discussions about cover crops, recommended soil amendments, and more, with an increasing depth of understanding about the multi-faceted nature of the biological system of the soil, and the interaction that takes place between the soil, the air, the plants and our observations and interventions. Each session consists of a classroom-style discussion and hands-on demonstration and practice. Registrants will be expected to procure their own soil tests as desired, and instruction for interpreting those will be covered during the workshop. For a video outline of the major Workshop topics, please visit the BFA’s YouTube
This Workshop is also acknowledged by NOFA Organic Lawn Care to be 4 AOLCP credits.
Teacher: Dan Kittredge’s Bio:
Dan Kittredge is the director of the Bionutrient Food Association & the Real Food Campaign, and past executive director of Remineralize the Earth. Dan grew up on a farm, the son of two prominent leaders in the organic farming movement: Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge. He manages an organic farm currently, and has worked directly with farmers in Central America, Russia and India, as well as across the USA, researching and developing sustainable agriculture techniques.
The strategic developer behind the Bionutrient Food Association & the Real Food Campaign is Dan. He is passionate about raising the quality of nutrition in our food supply through collaboration with all interested stakeholders, from growers to grocery stores. He is currently teaching biological soil management systems to farmers and gardeners throughout the Northeastern US and has called for the first National Conference on Nutrient Dense Food.
Dan’s vision includes a highly educated public that appreciates the benefits of nutrient dense food and seeks it out, wholesalers and retailers who understand the market potential and sources of supply, a robust distribution system, and a synergistic web of connection between the farming community, labs for soil and tissue testing, and biological farming consultants who help farmers to make it happen. Critical to Dan’s vision is the development of rigorous standards certifying food as nutrient dense, or with high bionutrient levels.