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

Wood-Fired Sourdough Bread Baking

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2018 -
10:00 to 17:00
Region: 
Southeast

Time: 10am-5pm

Come join us as we celebrate the health, joy, and tradition of artisan sourdough bread baking at the Honeybee Sanctuary. This workshop will delve into the life and vitality of natural yeast, the light and health of freshly milled grains, and the all-encompassing warmth of our Quebec Earth Oven. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and witness the process, as practical learning will be paired with demonstration and lecture.

Cost: $65.00

Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training: Two Year Program (2018-2019)

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:00 to Sat, 05/26/2018 - 17:00
Region: 
Southeast

Dates:

Session 1: May 24-26, 2018
Session 2: July 26-28, 2018
Session 3: May 23-25, 2019
Session 4/Graduation: July 25-27, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm daily

Location: Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, 401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA 24091

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!