About five years ago, biological agriculture consultant and livestock supplement formulator, Jerry Brunetti received word that without aggressive chemotherapy treatment he would be dead in as little as 6 months from lymphoma. He chose to not travel that route, and instead has embarked on his own journey, seeking advice, treatments, alternative protocols, and hands-on care from a wide variety of sources. The result has been depth of understanding of the role of nutrition in human health that is almost beyond compare, steady improvement in his own overall health, and, as of January 2004, a doctor’s examination reveals NO ENLARGED LYMPTH NODES! He’s still alive, inspite of the advice he’d been given from the medical establishment.
“We’ve asked Jerry to expand upon the remarkable speech on the subject of cancer, natural treatments, and his own health that he presented at the 2003 Acres U.S.A. Eco-Agriculture Conference. His story emphasizes the value of locally grown foods and will serve as inspiration and education for anyone who is touched by degenerative disease, either themselves or in a friend or loved one,” said Allan Balliett, Shepherdstown ecological farmer and organizer of this event.
Jerry Brunetti is currently managing director of Agri-Dynamics, a 25 year old company engaged in ecological systems approaches to livestock, crop and horticultural programs. Agri-Dynamics produces ecological friendly pesticides and bio-stimulants; natural feed additives and herbal nutraceuticals for livestock, equine and pets; and services including soil, tissue and water testing with recommendations.
“Jerry Brunetti’s approach is not limited to specific remedies. He constantly emphasizes the need to understand the similarities in the biological dynamics of the entire farm – whether in the rumen of the cow, the rhizosphere in the soil or the digestion of organic waste, the microbial life involved should be seen as part of an integrated, complementary, holistic system. It is upon this system that true human health is based,” says Balliett.
Brunetti was also co-founder of Earthworks, a company engaged since 1991 in instituting biological practices in the golf course and landscape industries. He was an animal science major at North Carolina State University and ran a cow/calf operation in Ritchie County, WV (near Harrisville) for two years. He currently serves on the steering committees of the Eastern PA Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, the Lower Mt. Bethel Environmental Advisory Council, and The Foodshed Alliance of the Ridge Valley. Jerry is a regular speaker at numerous sustainable agriculture and health conferences throughout the USA and Australia. His intellectual contribution to the grass-fed dairy movement has been substantial.
There is no charge for this event, but, due to limited seating, a reservation is necessary. Contact Allan Balliett at (304) 876-3382 or reserve (at) freshandlocalcsa.com to assure a seat for yourself.
This talk is part of the Local Food/Local Economy series of talks presented by Fresh and Local CSA and Gardening for the Future. Michael Shuman and Thomas Linzey are among future speakers. See www.gardeningforthefuture.com for more information.