Course Begins: Inner Work Meets Outer Work

Type: 
Class
Webinar
Date: 
Wed, 01/08/2020 -
14:00 to 15:30
Region: 
Online

Inner Work Meets Outer Work: Self Development Course for Farmers and Gardeners

Explore how the activity of agriculture can inform your own personal growth

NEW DATES: January 8 - March 11, 2020, Wednesdays from 2-3:30pm EST/11am-12:30pm PST

Biodynamic agriculture was born out of the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner. Steiner’s work could be seen as having three fundamental branches:

Encountering Nature and the Nature of Things-Foundations of Goethean Science

Type: 
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Mon, 07/13/2020 (All day) to Sat, 07/25/2020 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

This practice-based course begins with a two-week residential intensive from July13 to July 25, 2020, and ends with a two-week intensive in July 2021. During the year in between, participants carry out an observation-based research project and engage in long-distance study with discussion of texts related to phenomenological, participatory science.

The course is intended for people who are deeply interested in nature and serious about developing an understanding and practice of the science of phenomena, an approach that is contextual, qualitative, and holistic.

The Nature Institute Winter Intensive - The Living Earth

Type: 
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Sun, 02/16/2020 (All day) to Thu, 02/20/2020 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

Can we truly see and experience nature as dynamic, interconnected, and whole? At a time when the scientific view of the natural world is increasingly mechanistic and reductive, it can be challenging to perceive and understand the deeply movable, malleable quality of nature. Developing this holistic awareness will be our focus during the 2020 Nature Institute Winter Intensive, a five-day workshop where participants will practice careful sensory observation with special attention to how we think about and judge the phenomena we are observing.

The Nature Institute Winter Intensive - The Living Earth

Type: 
Class
Date: 
Sun, 02/16/2020 (All day) to Thu, 02/20/2020 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

Are there no works written in the language of flowers? - Henry David Thoreau

Our interactions with nature will become ever healthier, and support a productive co-evolution of humanity with the natural world, when they are based on a deeper understanding of nature. Can we truly see and experience nature as dynamic, interconnected and whole? That is an underlying question that will inform the week’s activities. The work will include careful sensory observation and just as careful attention to how we think about and judge the phenomena we are observing.

Grow Your Apiary Naturally with Splits and Swarms

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 05/09/2020 -
09:00 to 13:00
Region: 
East Coast
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With Bill Day

Get off the package treadmill!

In this half-day workshop, Pfeiffer Center beekeeper Bill Day will present the biology of queen-rearing and swarming (the honeybee’s natural form of reproduction), and how to apply that knowledge to catching swarms and making your own splits. Weather permitting, much of the workshop will take place in the Pfeiffer Center garden, where Bill will demonstrate the techniques discussed in the classroom.

You will leave this workshop with clear guidelines on how to propagate your own hives and “get off the package treadmill.”

Conscious Beekeeping: Practical Organic Approaches for Healthy Bees and Growing Apiaries

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 04/25/2020 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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With Bill Day

What can beekeepers do to help our bees thrive and flourish? Starting from a consideration of the honeybee colony from the biodynamic point of view, we will look at swarming as an expression of the bees’ vitality • healthy rhythms of life in the hive, and how to support them • learning to discern when to intervene and when to let your bees work out their problems on their own • working with top bar and Warré hives • the Varroa mite • and more.

Conscious Beekeeping: Introductory Workshop for Beginners

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2020 -
14:00 to 17:30
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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With Bill DayThis half-day orientation for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; a discussion of “alternative” hive styles; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.

Weather permitting, we will visit the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where we’ll open a hive and illuminate topics discussed in the classroom.

Discussion of Lecture 3 of Steiner's Agriculture Course

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Sat, 11/23/2019 -
10:00 to 12:00
Region: 
East Coast

Saturday Nov.23 10:00am-12:00 we shall look over in detail Lecture 3 of Steiner's Agriculture Course

*Lunch together 12:00-1:00 (bring some lunch)

*Then at 1:00pm we shall stir and apply Pfeiffer field spray and CBDN made Barrel Compost

to the CC garden Grounds

Contact: mjudge2000@gmail.com (If you need a ride from the nearby College Park Metro Friday or Saturday let us know)

Chesapeake BD Network: Three-Fold Discussion and BD study and BD spray

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 10/25/2019 (All day) to Sat, 10/26/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

The Chesapeake BioDynamic Network of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware gathers for activities Friday, October 25- 7:30 pm & Saturday, October 26 -10:00 am at the Christian Community Parish House and Garden Grounds next to the University of Maryland at 4221 Metzerott Road in College Park, Maryland.