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.
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.
The Nature of Animals and Developing Dynamic Thinking
2019 Winter Course at The Nature Institute
February 17 -21, 2019
Join us as we give our attention to the animals and ask: What are their unique ways of being in the world? What do they bring to our lives and what can we bring to theirs? And how can we develop capacities of observation and thinking that allows us to know the world more truly? Visit our website natureinstitute.org for more information and to register.
for a youth conference!
Join us October 26th through the 28th for hands-on instruction in Biodynamic Preparation making!
Participants will help make 4 of the 9 biodynamic preparations and learn how to use these to enhance the quality and quantity of life in your garden and/or farm. You will work with experienced biodynamic practitioners and the staff at JPI to collect and create these soil-enlivening therapies.
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.