Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part III

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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.

Korean Natural Farming LVL 2 Training Course

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Presentation
Date: 
Mon, 07/09/2018 (All day) to Sat, 07/14/2018 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest
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This will be a five day intensive and hands on course to familiarize students with the basics in order to equip them to use the KNF tool kit on their farms. The class is Taught by Chris Trump, a many year student of the originator Cho Han Kyu, and a manager of a 750 acre organic family farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. The class includes all supplies, lunches, a class shirt (they are cool) and a certificate to teach this information. The class will be held in Boise, Idaho July 9-14th and the cost is $375.

Cascadia Permaculture & O.U.R. Ecovillage Permaculture Teacher Training

Type: 
Class
Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2018 (All day) to Sun, 03/25/2018 (All day)
Region: 
Canada, Western
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Advocate for Change Through Whole Systems and Passion Based Learning

Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities. In this setting of active learning you will experience confidence building by preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.

Certified by: The Permaculture Institute of North America

Teaching is Sharing Information, Regenerative, Empowering and Part of the Permaculture Solution