NOFA Winter Conference
22nd NOFA/Mass Annual Winter Conference
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:The Roots of a Sustainable Community
Online Registration Closed
Saturday, January 17th, 2009 – 9.00am-5.30pm
Worcester Vocational Technical High School, Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA
Real Food Campaign director Dan Kittredge will be giving two workshops.
Workshop #1 Description:
A PARADIGM SHIFT: CONCEPTS NECESSARY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF NUTRIENT DENSE CROPS (NDC), AND THEIR POTENTIAL*** Dan Kittredge
Maximizing crop nutrition and yield are only possible when the biological system is understood and intelligently managed. This workshop will lay out the concepts and logistics underlaying the production of NDC. We will focus on nutrient density, limiting factors in biological systems, principles and science behind transcending weed, insect and disease issues, protein synthesis and proteolysis, soil microbial and fungal dominance, ergs/paramagnetism and soil energy flow. Flavor and quality increase with nutrient density.
Workshop #2 Description:
NUTRIENT DENSE CROP (NDC) PRODUCTION: A HOW TO*** Dan Kittredge
Building on basic concepts of NDC Production from the previous workshop, we will focus on steps and protocols. Soil tests, mineral balancing, anion/cation balancing, biological inoculation, brix, electrical conductivity, pH, real time soil/plant analysis and balancing, and questions. These are tools and protocols to help maximize yield, nutrient density, and shelf life, and minimize weeds, pest and disease. Consumer experience of exquisite flavor and aesthetic beauty is the result.