A Native American View on the Rooted People

Native Americans believe that all living things have Spirits. In this teaching, we will seek to understand our relationship with plants. And more importantly to understand their relationship to us. Each plant's unique Spirit helps us to learn more about the world as a whole. 

​This event is free and open to the public. Donations gladly accepted. 

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Saturday,
06:00pm to 07:00pm
Location: 
Courtyard of Santa Fe Convention Center

Presenter(s)

Steve Stonearrow

Bridges Between Biodynamics and Indigenous Agriculture

Biodynamics has a unique capacity to ​integrate modern scientific and indigenous ways of knowing and working with the earth. In the spirit of the work of Devon Strong, this session will feature presentations from several biodynamic practitioners who are partnering with indigenous people and communities in North and South America​ to pioneer a new future for agriculture and for the earth.

​This event is free and open to the public. Donations gladly accepted. 

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Friday,
08:00pm to 09:00pm
Location: 
Ballroom

Presenter(s)

Lilian Hill Monique Camp Robert Karp Steve Stonearrow Walter Goldstein

SEED: The Untold Story

SEED: The Untold Story is a feature-length documentary featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, following passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Thursday,
07:30pm to 09:30pm
Location: 
Santa Fe Convention Center

Presenter(s)

Emigdio Ballon Taggart Siegel

Walking Tour to Santa Fe Farmers Market

Join Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute Executive Director Kierstan Pickens for a pleasant and informative walk to the legendary Santa Fe Farmers Market. We will meet at the front entrance of the conference center and walk together to the market in Santa Fe's Railyard District (just under one mile), discussing some of the history and highlights of the market and local food scene as we go. Meet and talk with local farmers at the market and stay as long as you like before making your way back to the conference center on your own.

​This event is free and open to the public. 

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Saturday,
11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Outside Front Entrance of Santa Fe Convention Center

The Alchemists

 

A film by Frigyes Fogel and Christopher Mann

TO ALL WHO WANT TO HEAL

AND CONSECRATE THE EARTH

Following those on their mission who have been called

upon to form the earth throughout four continents

​This event is free and open to the public. Donations gladly accepted. 

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Saturday,
08:00pm to 09:00pm
Location: 
Santa Fe Convention Center

NABDAP Apprentice Graduation

Celebrate the newest crop of beginning biodynamic farmers graduating from the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP). Apprentices who have completed two years of on-farm training, classroom study, and an independent project will be awarded certificates of completion and share stories from their farming education. 

This event is free and open to the public. Donations gladly accepted. 

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Saturday,
07:00pm to 08:00pm
Location: 
Ballroom, Santa Fe Convention Center

Exhibits

Browse our exhibit hall to find products and information to support your farming and gardening from businesses and organizations from across the continent. The Biodynamic Association's bookstore will also be open throughout the conference. 

Conference exhibits are free and open to the public. Browse our list of exhibitors here

* Photo credit: Broken Banjo Photography

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Saturday,
08:00am to 06:00pm
Location: 
Lobby, Santa Fe Convention Center

Seed Exchange

Build biodiversity and sow seed sovereignty! Bring your heirloom and open-pollinated seeds to share with others, find new varieties to take home with you, and learn about seed saving techniques from experts in the field. Anyone can participate, whether or not you have seeds to share.

If you are bringing seeds: please place them on one of the tables in the Lobby between 7:45-8:15pm on Saturday, and label them with variety, date, and location grown.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.

Event Type: 
special event
Date: 
Saturday,
08:00pm to 09:30pm
Location: 
Lobby of Santa Fe Convention Center