Barre, MA – When more than 100 farmers converge this February in Barre for a 3 day seminar, they'll be focusing on a topic of serious concern to a growing number of consumers: the nutrition and taste of our food. The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter has arranged for the worldwide farmer consultant, Dr. Arden Andersen, to give this intensive seminar to farmers on how they can increase the nutrient density, taste, and yield of their crops.
On December 3rd and 4th of 2008 at ACORE in Washington DC, Real Food Campaign Director Dan Kittredge spoke at the Phase II of Renewable Energy in America Conference with Joel Salatin, a well-known player in the eco/sustainable farming movement, on the subject of food and fee.
We are excited to introduce you to Jacques Snyman, our new RTE Coordinator for South Africa and to his company Turbo-Grow. Please click here to find out more about him!
Call to Arms
November 6-7, 2008
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Location:at the Shipshewana Town Center
The Subject: Integrating 5 tools needed to produce nutrient-dense foods and some marketing savvy to sell your produce at higher prices according to its true value.
Cost for Spouse: $150
Event includes some extra bonus features as well.
I hope to see you next month,
Jon C. Frank
SEER Centre Featured in Star & FurrowIn "Sustainable Ecological Earth Regeneration with Rockdust", Moira Thompson traces the inspirational history of the SEER Centre from its humble and ambitious beginnings to its current state as a recognized Land Trust and purveyor of rockdust.
Moira details some of the SEER Centre's earliest experiments in remineralization and the results are exciting! Mineral and trace element rich rockdust, "quarried from 420 million year old Scottish volcanic rock", works in conjunction with both the soil and its inhabitants to consistently provide delicious, nutrient-dense organic produce.
Remineralization as a tool in climate stabilization cannot be underestimated, as Moira points out in this Star & Furrow article. Graphs and images illustrate where we are now in Earth's glacial cycle. READ MORE
RTE and the Real Food Campaign at NOFA Summer Conference 2008
Director of our Real Food Campaign, Dan Kittredge offered the first workshop in an exciting workshop series related to remineralization at the 34th Annual Northeast Organic Farming Association's Summer Conference held in Amherst, MA from August 8-10, 2008.
The conference opened with keynote speaker Dr. Arden Andersen. Both a medical doctor and a world leader in sustainable agriculture, Dr. Andersen believes that health begins with healthy soil and is helping to lead an agricultural revolution that will improve our bodily health and the health of the environment by restoring real nutritional content to our food. Dr. Andersen is a key inspiration and proponent of remineralization and the Real Food Campaign.
Dan Kittredge in his workshop covered Nutrient Dense Crop Production and David Yarrow spoke on the Importance of Minerals, Trace Elements and Microbes for Crops and Health. RTE generated much interest as an exhibitor, offering information about Remineralize the Earth and its project, the Real Food Campaign.
For more information about the conference click here.
Organic Connections, a wonderful magazine put out by Natural Vitality, has recently won a design award. The magazine often carries articles on RTE and soil remineralization. The recent July-August issue featured an article with Dr. Arden Andersen titled How We Can Restore Nutritional Content to Our Food. The coming September-October issue will feature RTE Director Dan Kittredge and the Real Food Campaign. For a free subscription, go to Organic Connections.
Much of RTE's sponsorship for 2007-2008 has come through a percentage of profits paid by Natural Vitality through their Natural Revitalization program. To see a video and story about this program, click here.
My husband John and I couldn't be happier with our brand-new garden this year! It's not very big, but it supplies all the produce that we can possibly use. The vegetables are amazing and we give away basketfuls each week.
I met Joanna Campe at the NOFA Conference 2008. I use Azomite in my garden along with my compost and have no need for fertilizers.
Six years ago, 2001, I started gardening for the sake of improving my ailing health. I was determined to garden organically for the sake of food purity. Setting out with little knowledge and almost zero experience I had two very disappointing years of only fair yield and relentless insect attack.
Disillusioned, I then read up on some organic pest control approaches. Armed with a little non-toxic ammo I achieved less damaged produce. However it cost extra money and time and did not improve yield.