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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,  or see, the parent organization website,, the Hartford area chapter Facebook, or the Hartford chapter website

A few dates that I’ve put on my calendar for 2015 and highly recommend them to you:

Health Starts Here

  • Where: Manchester Community College on Main, 903 Main Street, Manchester
  • When: Thursday, January 8th 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • $20/person, reservations required ( BYOB
  • Sponsored by: Wind Hill Community Farm, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization

The event is a demonstration on healthy eating! It features Alexandra Dilling, the Healthy Eating Specialist from Whole Foods Market, Inc. and Krista MacGregor, Integrative Health Advisor and Coach and Founder of Ki-Elements.  They will present a discussion on healthy eating and will prepare small plates using “Super Foods” and “Nutrient-Dense Foods” that are good for you and that taste good, too.


  • Guacomole and Fresh Vegetables
  • Jicama, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad
  • Shrimp & Pineapple Ginger Rice
  • Raw Food Chocolate

On Friendly Turf

Part I: Before you sign your lawn care contract…

The Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, Inc. presents the first in a two-part series on sustainable lawn care.

  • When: February 10, 2015
  • Where: Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St.
  • Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Get the facts about the impact of lawn chemicals and sustainable alternatives
  • Learn about one Canadian town’s approach to the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers
  • Featuring highlights of A Chemical Reaction, a documentary film followed by expert commentary and questions & answers.
  • Reflections and commentary by Louis Burch, Citizen Campaign for the Environment and Amy O’Rourke, Project Greenlawn in Middletown, Connecticut.

Part II, Sustainable Lawn Care, is April 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center

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