National Good Food Network Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Tue, 03/10/2020 (All day) to Fri, 03/13/2020 (All day)
Region: 
Southeast

About the NGFN Conference

Since 2012, the Wallace Center has been convening leaders from across the good food movement for a comprehensive, practitioner-driven conference to share inspirational ideas, build professional connections, and learn practical skills and innovative approaches for creating resilient and inclusive food systems.

At the 2020 NGFN Conference, we are looking to take food systems change and movement building to the next level.

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.

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

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten Spring Fair

Type: 
Community Event
Expo
Meeting / Gathering
Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2019 -
10:00 to 14:00
Region: 
Southeast

This is an annual event and all are welcome especially to the Biodynamic booth.

The biodynamic preparation barrel compost (BC) donated by the Chesapeake BioDynamic Network will be on sale (price $5 for one unit which covers up to an acre) from biodynamic gardener Carol St.John as a fundraiser for Acorn Hill.

Additionally at the Spring Fair

*There will be the selling of plants and biodynamic planting calendars

*Helping children sow seeds from the biodynamic seed enterprise Turtle Tree in egg cartons filled with a homemade recipe of biodynamic potting soil

Biodynamic Gardening and Observing Light and Darkness in Nature-Painting and Meditation

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 03/16/2019 -
14:00 to 16:00
Region: 
Southeast

What: Watercolor Painting and a biodynamic way of observing nature

Where: 200 East Hamilton Ave, Silver Spring

When: Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 2 - 4pm

Cost: $35 - $55

Focusing on Light & Darkness as we see it in nature, we will experience:

· Painting the archetypal plant in watercolor according to Universal Laws of Light, Color, and Darkness

· Building up a Color Space in the European wet-on-wet technique

· Movement and changing colors in relationship to nature

· Meditation on nature using color and the archetypal plant