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.

Future Harvest Conference

Type: 
Conference
Community Event
Date: 
Thu, 01/17/2019 (All day) to Sat, 01/19/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

JANUARY 17-19, 2019, COLLEGE PARK MARRIOTT, MD

The region's premier farm and food gathering is celebrating 20 years! Join us for an extra special three days of deep-dive workshops, farm fresh meals, inspiring speakers, and farmer and foodpreneur learning and networking!

2019 Winter Course at The Nature Institute

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Date: 
Sun, 02/17/2019 (All day) to Thu, 02/21/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

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.