Field Day: Livestock (Cattle)

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Date: 
Sun, 06/30/2019 -
10:00 to 14:00
Region: 
Midwest

Paul Maggio of Starry Nights Farm will talk about "the quest for high quality grass-fed beef". According to Paul, "there is a very inconsistent product out there in the grass fed space, and we, as an industry, can get better." Paul will be joined by Altfrid Krusenbaum. For 26 years Altfrid Krusenbaum, together with his wife Sue, operated Krusen Grass Farms, a 470-acre, 140-cow grazing based dairy farm. They also raised 40 head of 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished steers a year, which were marketed directly to the end customer.

Field Day: Livestock: Chickens & Sheep

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Date: 
Sun, 06/09/2019 -
10:00 to 15:00
Region: 
Midwest

Riemer Family Farm is a family owned and operated diversified livestock operation. We raise 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pork, and turkeys, broilers, and laying hens on pasture. We practice regenerative agricultural techniques, including rotational grazing, stacked livestock enterprises, and diverse seed mixes in our pastures to promote soil health, animal wellness, and pollinator habitat across our 280 acres in south central Wisconsin. Learn how we transitioned from our family's historic grain fed beef operation to our now 100% grass fed system.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2019 -
10:00 to 15:00
Region: 
Southwest

Learn how to set up your home rainwater collection system to water your landscape, garden and trees. We will cover all the components needed to have a great working cistern. Topics will include cistern types, first flush, supply, overflow, filtration, freezing issues, above ground and below ground options, safety and best practices for harvesting water from the sky, to your roof to your cistern. We will also install a solar pump to feed into existing drip irrigation system. Class will be taught by Joseph Costion and Jacobo Marcus. Spaces limited so RSVP today. Bring your own lunch!

Spring 2019 Workshop Perma-Dynamics

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019 (All day) to Sun, 06/09/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

We are excited to host Perma-Dynamics, a four-day residential workshop held on our farm in Floyd Virginia. During this experience, participants will receive introductory instruction in permaculture design principles as applied to the creation of the biodynamic farm organism on Josephine Porter Institute's farm. 

Perma-Dynamics: The Marriage of Permaculture and Biodynamics in Principle and Design

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:00 to Sun, 06/09/2019 - 15:00
Region: 
Southeast
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We are excited to host Perma-Dynamics, a four-day residential workshop held on our farm in Floyd Virginia. During this experience, participants will receive introductory instruction in permaculture design principles as applied to the creation of the biodynamic farm organism on Josephine Porter Institute's farm. Perma-dynamics is a bridge workshop between the Permaculture Design Methodology and the intuitive and spiritual applications and insights of Biodynamic & Regenerative Agriculture.

Seeing Nature as a Whole and the Garden as a Living Organism

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sun, 05/05/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Canada, Eastern
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Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening and Farming: Through Goethean observation and Rudolf Steiner’s approach to science and agriculture, you will learn to sense nature and discover the heart of your own garden.

About the course: Classes take place on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm, May through November 2019. This course focuses on understanding and applying biodynamic principles using hands-on experience, including artistic and creative exercises, to develop one’s sense of being in and working with the natural world.

Tablas Creek Vineyard: Volume 2 Workshop

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, California will be hosting the volume 2 workshop on our biodynamic series. This time we will dig up and evaluate the preparations that we buried last December (cow horns, barrel compost etc.). Also we will be making horn silica, nettle and equisetum teas, how to grow the different plants and herbs needed for the preps and more.
 
Again we have invited Harald Hoven to host this event. Harald has many years of experience teaching biodynamics at the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento.
 

Hugh Courtney: Biodynamic 2019 Fall Practicum

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Tue, 10/29/2019 (All day) to Sun, 11/03/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Southeast

Premier preparation maker, Hugh Courtney will take participants through the process for making all nine of the biodynamic preparations. Participants learn how to distinguish good preparations and how & when to stir and apply them. Lectures and discussions include where and how to obtain materials, use of the biodynamic calendar, additional ways to use the preparations, Homeopathy for the Family Farm, and BD Compost Making.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so register early.

ELA Biodynamic Workshop on Yarrow, Stinging Nettle and Silica

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 06/22/2019 (All day) to Sun, 06/23/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Southeast

Participants will experience hands-on making biodynamic preparations Yarrow, Stinging Nettle and Silica by premier preparation maker, Hugh Courtney.

Location: Earth Legacy Agriculture, 708 Bob White Rd, Woolwine, Va 24815

Dates: June 22 and June 23, 2019, from 9am to 5pm each day

Registration/Tickets: $150 includes lunch and limited lodging as available. Register by June 1 with 50% deposit. Space limited. 

Call 276-930-1377 or 276-229-9536 (cell phone) for more information

Biodynamic Spring Prep Field Day

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2019 -
13:30 to 19:00
Region: 
Midwest

Join us at this hands-on field day to learn more about Biodynamics! Attendees will tour Zinniker Family Farm, the longest-running Biodynamic farm in the United States. The remainder of the day will be spent unearthing the Biodynamic preparations buried last fall and preparing new ones for the summer months. Be prepared to get a little dirty! Boots and gloves are recommended.