Bionutrient Food Association hosts introductory meeting at Welles Turner Library on July 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Dan Kittredge2The last century of farming practices has taught us that forcing out the most produce possible at any cost has a long term drawbacks including decreased soil and crop quality. Today, our fruits and vegetables have only a fraction of the nutrients they had a century  ago, and without these essential nutrients, our health is inevitably impacted, and chronic illnesses continue to rise.

On Thursday, July 2, 2015 the Hartford Chapter of Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) will feature BFA founder Dan Kittredge discussing remineralizing the soil and other sustainable farming and gardening techniques to improve the quality of our food. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for casual conversation. The program runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Following his formal talk, Mr. Kittredge will field questions from the audience. While the evening will focus on gardening and farming techniques, it will be timely topic for anyone who is interested in the quality and nutrition of the food we eat. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the BFA is to educate consumers, gardeners, and farmers about the critical importance of nutrient dense food to health and how to go about growing and identifying it. The local chapter is run entirely by volunteers — home gardeners who have learned that the nutritional quality of our food supply has been in serious decline, as far back as the 1930s. Many of the illnesses so prevalent today are the result of nutrient deficiencies. Much of the soil in the northeast and other parts of the US is depleted of critical elements, or they are present in unbalanced proportions due to natural geology, the leaching effects of above average rainfall and years of over-production. In his July 2 talk, Mr. Kittredge will discuss specific techniques for reversing some of these deficiencies through natural soil amendments.

For additional information about the July 2 meeting Mark Cegielski or Kris McCue at hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net,  or see http://bionutrient.org/, the parent organization website, https://www.facebook.com/HartfordCTBionutrientFood?ref=br_tf, the Hartford area chapter Facebook, or

http://bfa.regenerativeag.net/CT/ the Hartford chapter website