Bionutrient Rich workshop to be at Nature's Food Market

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A Bionutrient Rich Crop Production two-session workshop will be held at Nature's Food Market, 4727 U.S. Route 62, Berlin, focusing on "Increasing Quality in the Food Supply."

The workshops will be held Saturdays, Dec. 1 and Feb. 9, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Presenter will be Dan Kittredge, executive director.

Created for farmers, growers and gardeners, Kittredge's goal is to engage and build on what you already know and are doing, and to find ways to increase the bionutrient level of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability. The workshop is participation-based with questions and answers designed to learn current research and proven methods and go step-by-step through the processes that will lead to optimum crop health and sustained yield.

The learning focus of the series includes soil biology, mineralogy and energy dynamics. At the same time, a relational infrastructure will be established among growers that will provide the basis for increasing collaboration between them, and also with the businesses and organizations that supply their needs and buy their products.

The workshop will begin with an analysis of participants' soil tests, discussion about cover crops, and recommended soil amendments, which are ways to build the battery of the soil and stimulate its digestive processes to assure maximum potential for effective crop growth and improved yield in the following spring and summer. Specific forward-looking topics and themes will be addressed and explored and a gradual immersion will take place as we reach 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 will consist of a classroom-style discussion and hands-on demonstration and practice.

Fee is $168 with scholarsips available for professional growers. Noon meal is included. Registration deadline is Nov. 23. (One registration for both workshops.)

For information or registration, go to www.bionutrient.org or 774-573-6804.

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