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.
How To Manage Childhood Fevers at Home
Daciana Iancu, MD
Eira Klich-Heartt, RN
- Why fevers are beneficial for children
- Different stages of fevers
- How to manage fevers at home
View hands-on demonstrations of home therapies:
- Lemon leg compresses
- Steam inhalations
January 24 6:30-8:30
February 2nd 10am- 12n
632 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Space limited to 10 participants each day
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, to examine the intersectionality of community building, identity, and farming, and to connect, organize, and learn. The Pre-Conference will be moderated by food activist Joy Moore and will feature Karen Washington, Denisa Livingston, Nancy Vail, and Kellee Matsushita-Tseng. These experts will share their work and facilitate interactive conversations that will draw upon the knowledge and power of all participants.