Garden Classes At The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition

Nigel Palmer and The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition (TIOSN.com) will offer classes in the garden at Holcomb Farm, West Granby Ct. (next to the Work Shop). Classes will be hands on, open to all who are interested and include a question and answer segment. Principles covered are scalable to the farm or garden.

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Program Outline: October 8, 2016, 10:00 – 12:00

An interactive discussion about the plant models we use to make agricultural decisions, the rhizosphere and measuring the quality of the produce we eat using the refractive index. We will demonstrate the use of the refractometer so bring something to measure. We will prepare a bed for planting using the material available. Sustainable amendments that you can make at home or on the farm will be introduced. Finally, a general discussion based on your questions will complete the program.

 

Program outline: November 5, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00

An interactive discussion about the soil’s exchange capacity needed mineral proportions and feeding the soil biology as well as the plant. We will conduct a soil test, discuss lab selection and then plant garlic for next years harvest. We will continue to introduce sustainable amendments that you can make at home or on the farm. Finally, a general discussion based on your questions will complete the program.

Cost $20 per class, RSVP 860-764-9070

Bring your curiosity, questions and a friend.

The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition

Holcomb Farm

113 Simsbury Rd

West Granby, CT 06090

www.tiosn.com

860-764-9070

You Can Pay The Farmer Now Or The Doctor Later –Real Food Matters

Open House At The Farm

Spend A Beautiful Evening At The Farm With TIOSN

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-Sip a refreshing tea from the garden

-Taste some delicious tidbits made by our students

-Go on an evening foray to learn some of our local wild food and herbs

-Hear about what is happening outdoors and in the garden

-See what we are making in Kitchen Medicine

-Learn more about what we do at the school to see if it might be right for you

IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL WHO ARE CURIOUS

FRIDAY, August 19

6:30 – 8:30

Holcomb Farm

113 Simsbury Rd

West Granby, CT 06090

RSVP 860-764-9070

YOU CAN PAY THE FARMER NOW OR THE DOCTOR LATER

—REAL FOOD MATTERS

 

Planting Your Healthcare Series

Part Two

Spring Garden Preparations – Enhancing Mineralization and Soil Life

TIOSN Garden instructor Nigel Palmer, will present a two hour class in the TIOSN garden. We will start with a plant model discussion that forms an understanding of our gardening practices. We will present sustainable fertilization and soil inoculation alternatives to N-P-K. Making full spectrum, low cost amendment products will be introduced. Bring your questions and curiosity.

Saturday, April 16
2 – 4 PM

TIOSN At Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT 06090
$15 in advance/ $20 at the door

You can pay the farmer now or the doctor later

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Planting Your Healthcare: A Tea/Culinary/Medicinal Herb Garden

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Growing and eating your own food and herbs is a sustainable practice that regains and maintains your physical and mental health. Join Joan Palmer, founder of The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition, and learn about the simple, yet powerful, delicious, medicine we can grow in our gardens. Learn which plants to grow in your own Tea/Culinary/Medicinal Herb Garden, which plants grow in this region and what to do with them in order to start taking control of your healthcare. 

Tea will be served

Where: Holcomb Farm

113 Simsbury Rd Granby, CT 06090

When: Wednesday, April 13

6 to 8 PM

Cost: $15

Call with questions and concerns 860- 764-9070

 

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Open House At The Farm

monarch on mex sunLearn about our program and this season of abundance!

Monday, August 17, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

-Join us for a walk-about to learn our wild plants and what you can do with them
-Taste a little something prepared by our students
-Sip a tea from some of our herbs
-Hear what is happening in our sustainable garden practice
-Learn some kitchen Medicine
-Meet our staff and students
-Learn how you can be part of this growing community

113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT
RSVP 860-764-9070

Medicinal Mushroom Event At The Farm

MEDICINAL MUSHROOM EVENT AT TIOSN
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
7:00 – 9:00 PM

-Bring food and picnic on the lawn with friends from 6 to 7
-Medicinal Mushrooms from 7 to 9 PM

Our local woods are home to many species of fungi that can be used as part of a holistic approach to health.
You will learn which mushrooms are medicinally powerful, where they are found in the Northeast, and how to use them.

Enjoy a delicious tea made from our local herbs and weeds

 

Alison found a large Hen Of The Woods, Maitake – Grifola frondosa

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Cost $5

Questions or concerns call, 860-764-9070
TIOSN
Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT 06090

June Open House At The Farm

Open House At The Farm

Wednesday, June 10

6:30 – 8:00 PM

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-Join us for a walk about to see our wild plants and what you can do with them
-Taste a little something prepared by our students
-Sip a tea from some of our herbs
-Hear what is happening in our sustainable garden practice
-Learn some kitchen Medicine
-Meet our staff and students
-Learn how you can be part of this growing community

113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT
860-764-9070

Open House At The Farm

TIOSN OPEN HOUSE AT THE FARM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

6:30 TO 8:00

garlic tangle    – Take a walk and learn some of our early wild edibles

-Sample a simple dish made by our students

-Learn what is happening in the garden

       -See what we are doing in kitchen Medicine

    Learn how you can be part of our growing community

To RSVP or for questions call 860-764-9070

113 Simsbury Rd

West Granby, CT 06090

 

Hands-On Fermentation Workshop

NEW DATE FOR THE SAUERKRAUT WORKSHOP:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 6:30 – 9:00

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George Hall Farm   &  

The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition

Invite you to a

Hands-on Sauerkraut making extravaganza!

Thursday, December 4

6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

-We provide the instruction, organic cabbage, jar and salt.

-You bring a knife, cutting board, dishtowel, bowl and your curiosity

-You leave with confidence and your jar of sauerkraut ready to ferment on your counter top.

 

Time is short and seating is limited.

Pay through our pay pal below

Cost is $35

Event will be held at TIOSN

Holcomb Farm 113 Simsbury Rd

West Granby CT

860-764-9070

You can pay the farmer now or the doctor later

-Real Food Matters

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Sally Fallon, of Nourishing Traditions September 22

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Sally Fallon will be presenting a three hour workshop at TIOSN on Monday, September 22, from 10 am to 1:30. This is for the students enrolled at TIOSN, but we have a limited number of seats available for the public. The cost is $20. Bring your lunch.

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