The Topanga Gardening Club, together with the L.A. County Library in Topanga, will host Dan Kitteridge, organic farmer and Executive Director of Bionutrient Food Association, in “An Introduction to Nutrient Dense Foods and How to Get Them.”
Kitteridge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years and has been studying relationships between soil health, plant health, and human health.
“You are what you eat,’ from a technical standpoint is quite true,” says Kitteridge. “Our bodies are made up of the things we eat, and this is a major reason for the great interest in food and the burgeoning food movement. Many people have correlated processed foods, adulterated foods, genetically modified foods, and foods that have carcinogens, as negative to their own personal well-being. Those who are attentive to these facts have begun to source better quality, more natural, organic, local, and other types of foods that perhaps their great-grandparents ate with the understanding that there is an inherent value in simple, naturally healthy food.”
Kitteridge will present tips how to increase the quality of the soil and, thus, the foods you grow. As a bonus, he will also talk about cutting-edge projects his teams are working on, including his nutrient meter designed to measure the actual density of nutrition in foods.
The event takes place Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m., at the Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga 90290.
For more information on the Bionutrient Food Association: bionutrient.org.