Seventh Annual Labor Day SEED FEST and Professional SEED WORKSHOP

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 08/30/2019 (All day) to Mon, 09/02/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest

This course is designed for experienced growers and farmers but we will welcome everyone interested in seed. We'll focus on seed production techniques for many crops, learn how to initiate and carry out seed contracts, and figure out how to weave Seed onto a working farm, how to choose what to grow to seed in relation to your climate etc. Come prepared with questions and expect many hands-on activities. You'll have the chance to see various small and mid-scale tools.

The Foundation Stone Meditations and the New Mysteries

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Thu, 10/17/2019 (All day) to Sun, 10/20/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest

 The Foundation Stone Conference is the pinnacle of Rudolf Steiner's esoteric work. Connecting ourselves with its impulses is essential if we want to realize anthroposophy in our daily practical activities.

Rudolf Steiner attaches such importance to the meditations of the Foundation Stone Conference that he asks us that these meditations "may never leave us again." (He doesn't say that often or anywhere else for that matter.)

Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Thu, 10/17/2019 (All day) to Sat, 10/19/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest

Every few years, a regional women’s network takes the lead in planning a national conference for women in sustainable agriculture (WISA).

More than 400 people from across the U.S. attend, including a few dozen men. The speakers are women, the food is organic, and the atmosphere is energetic! Participants spend two days learning and sharing information about their communities, farms, and projects.

NSS Annual Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Wed, 11/13/2019 (All day) to Sun, 11/17/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest
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What is the Earth Asking of Us? The Human Soul and the Earth in Crisis

A Working Conference: Changing our Thinking about Climate Change

Registration, Meals and Housing: Forms and information available June 1st at http://www.naturalsciencesection.org.

Call for Participation: Possible presenters may send a description related to the conference theme by June 1, 2019 to juditherb@comcast.net.

Acceptance notifications will be sent by July 8.

8th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Date: 
Fri, 05/31/2019 (All day) to Sun, 06/02/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest

With Keynote Speakers: Venice Williams &  Mimi Hernandez 

And Special Guest: Susun Weed 

Join us for a gathering of the feminine; with a wide spectrum of acclaimed herbalists and earth-based speakers, plant walks, and topics including herbs for family health, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture, movement, herbal wisdom, wise woman ways and much more!

Learn from world-changing thinkers and movers in the world of women's wisdom and herbalism.

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.