April 2014 – Spring Cleanse

“I just returned from the Spring Cleanse with Jan Buhrman and Jon Bagnulo. Wow! I was prepared to be bored eating only fruit and veggies, but the food was delicious – smoothies, soups, salads, and curries full of flavor and spices. Jan gave lots of cooking demonstrations and we all got a chance to help in the kitchen. Jon gave two nutrition talks a day on the healing power of food, the latest research and best culinary practices. I can’t believe how much I learned. In between there were hikes, yoga classes, bike rides and plenty of free time. I went with a friend and we had so much fun meeting all the other great people that Jan attracts to these events. It was a perfect week and if you have a chance to go, I heartily recommend it.”

Laura Plunket

April 2014 – Spring Cleanse

“I want you to know that week literally changed my life and my family’s life as well. I came back and proposed that we all try this new way of eating for the month of May which we have. I bought a Ninja blender and am making smoothies every morning. We are cooking tons of vegetables (not 42 different ones per week but getting close!) and fish and have eliminated grains, dairy, and sugar. It has not been as much of  challenge as I expected and we all feel much better. We’ve needed a new fridge for ages and buying all the produce prompted the purchase of a new fridge with more space which is fun. All in all you’ve changed the lives of four people who are far healthier than before.
 John was an inspirational teacher and I am grateful for his compassion and patience.”
Christine, MA

April 2014 – Spring Cleanse

“I want you to know how much I enjoyed getting to know you and have a small glimpse of your many talents! You are a woman of passion, purpose, and so willing to share how to make healthy plants delicious! I did not realize the impact that your program had on me until I returned home. I have been working on my own book of recipes to share with my clients and family. I have eliminated many foods but I had never just eaten veggies and a small amount of fruit for five days in a row. On Saturday, when I had a banana…I could not believe how sweet it was to me. It had a refreshing new flavor. I also did not need or desire as much coffee in the morning. Thank you again for all you shared with our group…it was a very special week for me.  I also really appreciated you allowing me to help you in the kitchen.”  

Dianne Cogburn

April 2014 – Spring Cleanse

“The lectures were so informative, non-threatening and inviting. The hands-on cooking classes were invaluable!!! Both yoga instructors were terrific. Loved the biking and hiking and the reminder of nurturing our earth,  I loved starting each day with a smoothie. I loved that you made different versions each day . The meals were wonderful and more vegetables than I have eaten in my life!  The Colors were so powerful that I could feel them in my body! Your ideas for leftovers; toppers and using salad dressing from soup was remarkable. I am defiantly going for making my own kimchi. It was such a blessing to have mult-generations her in this amazing facility! With love and thanks!”


April 2014 – Gardening Adventure

“The gardening class was more than I expected with so many great ideas and information!. I am ready to return home and plant my garden with confidence. The meals were terrific with so much variety. I look forward to your Fall class on wild foods!”

J.K.,  Middlebury, CT

February 2014 – Costa Rica Optimal Brain Health

“We thank you, thank you, thank you!

I’m printing out your delicious recipes as I write this.

What a wonderful week of brilliant teachings. Now that you two have helped me to be smarter – and I look forward to more – we would be happy to be involved in future events.”

Maggie and Peter Farra

March 2014 – Costa Rica Optimal Brain Health

“My husband and I had one of the best trips of our lives this winter during a retreat in Costa Rica with chef Jan Buhrman and nutritionist John Bagnulo. What stands out as highlights are the community of like-minded people we got to know, the incredible local food prepared and coordinated by Jan, the immersion into nature, and the inspiration we came away with to take our health and nutrition to the next level. Jan organized a relaxing, informative, experiential retreat in one of the most beautiful settings we’ve ever been to. We loved it so much that we’re signing up for two weeks next year!”
Michelle Maclean, Halifax, Nova Scotia

April 2013 – Spring Cleanse

“WOW! I will be back again and again! You two are fabulous and I loved everything I learned.  The food, the hikes, the lectures were all A+. You have a gift for not only teaching, but also connecting people to living more imbalance in such a thoughtful way. I’ll be back with my husband and hopefully my whole family! I loved the unexpected farm tour and the spontaneous bike ride- everything flowed so well.Thank you!”

Suzanne Hillman, Boston

May 2012 – Cooking for Viality

“The class yesterday was outstanding! Foraging for nettles and then cutting our own asparagus! You speak with such ease and fluidity on issues I never considered. Not only have you changes the way I think about farming, I now know how to make a wonderful supper of nettle pasta and white bean dip. It was truly remarkable.”
Donna, Cambridge, MA

May 2012 – Cooking for Vitality

“The farm tours were life transforming. You clearly have a love and admiration for these farmers and their land. Your spontaneity and willingness to share your experiences and perspective were very inspirational. I learned so much and came away feeling as though I looked at food and farming in a very different way. Thank you!”
Linda, Newton, MA

November 2011  Raw Foods

“I’m ready to switch over to Raw. I loved the class. I loved the food. I love your style. I can’t wait to go home and try all these recipes you have given! Thank You!”
Penny, Scottsdale, AZ