Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part IV

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 09/07/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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Health and Hive Management
Fall and Winter Preparation

Learn all about successful overwintering, including how to consolidate hive-space and resources, as well as methods of feeding, wrapping, care of illnesses, and other overwintering considerations. This workshop will touch on seasonal tasks from August to April.
Saturday, Sept 7, 9am-5pm
$75 ($260 for Parts I-IV as a package)

Garden Teacher Training Intensive

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Presentation
Date: 
Sat, 07/06/2019 (All day) to Mon, 07/08/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast
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The Second Annual "Garden Teacher Training Intensive" with Willow Summer and Ronni Sands will be at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm in Santa Rosa, Ca. July 6,7,8, from 9-4. Using their book, "Growing Sustainable Children", this course will look at developmentally appropriate gardening curriculum as well as engage in practical, hands on projects. We will address individual concerns and questions as well as an introduction to how to use and bring the Biodynamic preparations.

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part III

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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Honeybees

Health and Hive Management—Part III—Spring and Summer Beekeeping

Hands-on guidance in beekeeping tasks through the spring and summer months, from swarm catching and growing the apiary to heath checks, expansion, wax management, and more. This is the third class in our four-part series on basic beekeeping and is intended as a continuation of Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping.Topics covered include:

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Parts I & II

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2019 (All day) to Sat, 03/09/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
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Honeybees

This is Spikenard’s basic class in biodynamic/sustainable beekeeping methods. This workshop will offer in-depth advice for those who want to have bees and for those who had bees and want to start again.

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

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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The growing popularity of small-scale beekeeping is good news for the bees, but it also raises its own set of challenges. Rarely does a small-scale beekeeper encounter Colony Collapse — but every beekeeper must contend with Varroa mites, scant forage, and scarce high-quality package bees and nucs.

Conscious Beekeeping: Special Session for Beginners

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Fri, 04/26/2019 -
14:00 to 17:30
Region: 
East Coast
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This 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 comparison of Langstroth, top bar and Warré hives; 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.

Beginning beekeepers who plan to attend the Conscious Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, April 27 are strongly encouraged to register for this session.

Begin a Vegetable Garden

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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This workshop is for anyone who wants to start a vegetable garden, incorporating basic skills for new gardeners. Topics covered will include: planning the garden (what goes where and when), preparing the soil, fencing the garden, planting and raising seedlings, companion planting, making and using compost, and weeding and mulching. Participants will walk away with the information and hands-on experience they need to get started this spring in their own garden.

The Seed: Chaos, Cosmos, and Soil

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:00 to Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:59
Region: 
East Coast
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With Mac Mead, Megan Durney, Harald Hoven, and Beth Corymb

Using Rudolf Steiner’s agriculture course as a foundation, we will explore “the seed” in its dynamic and complex relationship to the depths of the Earth, the expanses of the cosmos, and the agricultural individuality. Working in large and small groups, through art, movement, plant observation, and hands-on seed work (threshing and winnowing), we will delve into the mysteries of the seed-forming process.

Dennis Klocek Lecture

Type: 
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

BIODYNAMICS AND THE ALCHEMICAL WORLDVIEW
WITH DENNIS KLOCEK

Friday, January 11th, 2019
9-5 pm at Yokayo Ranch

“The plant shoot has its head, which is a root.”

Beekeeping for the Future

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2018 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
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If you are thinking about getting honeybees next spring, now is the time to prepare. This one-day workshop will address questions all aspiring beekeepers need to ask as they prepare to embark on this spiritual yet profoundly nature-bound journey. For beekeepers with one or two years’ experience, this workshop is a great opportunity to take stock, ask questions, and learn new perspectives.