Frank Chester (b.1939) has quietly gained a following around the world for his awe-inspiring presentations in which the geometry behind his Art is brought to life, often with jaw-dropping results. An artist and educator for more than 32 years, Frank began a specific geometric investigation 17 years ago based upon an indication by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. In the 17 years since, Frank’s Art has taken a decidedly spiritual direction while maintaining geometric lawfulness. He works with spiritual scientific research methods that belong to a contemporary alchemical tradition.
SeedBroadcast will be honoring Seeds at the Biodynamic Conference all day Saturday outside the convention center with the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station. SeedBroadcast invites local seeds, seed keepers, gardeners, farmers, and inspiring seeds, as well as all Biodynamic Conference attendees to join in celebrating Seed Stories and Swapping Seeds. Come by to record your Seed Story, drop off some seeds, and pick some up too.
Taiji/Qigong is holistic approach to mind/body/spirit health. Enjoy an introduction to Taiji through a set of 18 simplified movements. This session will be taught at a beginner level and will be preceded by a routine of warmup and loosening exercises.
As a beautiful movement discipline and artistic experience, eurythmy serves many people as their daily practice of sacred mindful movement, drawing upon the creative forces of the universe and their presence in our own body, soul, and spirit. Eurythmy teaches us how to connect with the planets and the constellations, with the forces that have shaped the natural world, with the forces of language, poetry, and music, and how to unfold all of these in deeply conscious, authentic gesture. It brings joy as an art form, grounding as a personal practice, and healing as a therapeutic modality.
Would you like to meet with other biodynamic urban gardeners, preparation makers, medicinal herb growers, or educators at the conference?
How about talking about farmland succession or the future of seed saving work?
Meetups and discussions will create space for conference participants to self-organize informal conversations where they can share questions, ideas, and experiences with one another during the following meals at the conference:
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
At each biodynamic conference we take the time to honor a pioneering individual in the biodynamic movement, sharing our gratitude and celebrating their accomplishments. This year we will honor Devon Strong, who was a biodynamic farmer, buffalo rancher, sweat lodge water pourer, sheep shearer, and father. Devon died tragically in November 2015. We invite you to read more about Devon and his life on our page In Memory of Devon Strong.
Join the Biodynamic Association, National Young Farmers Coalition, Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Alliance, and Quivira Coalition to meet other agrarians and share stories and passions as we enjoy live music with food and beverages. We will gather at 7pm for introductions and move into social activities with refreshments.
With special guests Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, and Deborah Madison, Founding chef of Greens restaurant in San Francisco