Oregon BD Group Summer Meeting and Preparation Making

Type: 
Workshop
Community Event
Meeting / Gathering
Date: 
Sun, 06/23/2019 -
09:00 to 14:00
Region: 
West Coast

Come out to Singing Creek Farm, home of Marjory House, for the Summer meeting and Summer Preparation Making with the Oregon Biodynamic Group.

We will be making the BD 501 and 502 and 507 preparations. We are increasing the amount of preparation 502 that we make, so bring Yarrow Blossoms if you are able to! This will be a great meeting to learn more about the intricacies of the Preparations while getting hands-on experience with other area farmers and growers.

Bring a Potluck Dish for lunch and we'll see you there!

Compost Bootcamp: Biostimulant Strategies for Regenerative Ag

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019 (All day) to Fri, 06/07/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

The Paicines Ranch Learning Center is offering this one-day workshop focused on how to make and apply beneficial life-supporting seed and soil inoculants in place of high analysis fertilizers and seed dressings.  

Topics include quorum sensing, replacing nitrogen fertilizers, transitioning to a microbial approach, and the application of auto-inducers to seeds to enable a reduction of inputs and costs in order to regenerate soils. 

This is a one-day workshop being offered on two separate dates:

Thursday, June 6 
9:00am - 5:00pm

or 

2019 North American Agroforestry Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Mon, 06/24/2019 (All day) to Thu, 06/27/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

The Association for Temperate Agroforestry will convene for the 16th AFTA Biennial Conference on June 24-27, 2019 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Program:

  • Monday, June 24th: Pre-Conference Tour & Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, June 25th: Conference Tours
  • Wednesday, June 26th: Concurrent Sessions
  • Thursday, June 27th: Concurrent Sessions & Regional/Working Group Meetings

WFA Field Day at Riverhill Farm

Type: 
Community Event
Date: 
Thu, 05/30/2019 -
07:30 to 13:30
Region: 
West Coast
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All Things Avian Field Day
Learn about the birds flying through your farm and how they might be a benefit to your
operation. Hear from and connect with innovative farmers, avian researchers, and other experts
about practices that attract beneficial birds for pest control and manage pest birds. In addition,
participate in a demonstration conservation planting and learn how this habitat can benefit your
farm. You will gain valuable experience in planning for practices aimed at attracting beneficial

Tablas Creek Vineyard: Volume 2 Workshop

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, California will be hosting the volume 2 workshop on our biodynamic series. This time we will dig up and evaluate the preparations that we buried last December (cow horns, barrel compost etc.). Also we will be making horn silica, nettle and equisetum teas, how to grow the different plants and herbs needed for the preps and more.
 
Again we have invited Harald Hoven to host this event. Harald has many years of experience teaching biodynamics at the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento.
 

The Heart as a Door of the Sun, Love, and Life

Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
Wed, 06/19/2019 (All day) to Fri, 06/21/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast
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We are excited to bring Enzo Nastati and his wife/translator Silvia from Italy in a collaboration with Camphill Communities California to the community. Enzo has a world-wide following and works in the realms of Biodynamic farming, architecture, and environmental remediation. We first experienced Enzo at Viva La Vida Farms in Paonia, Colorado, where Enzo has taught regularly the past five years. All people we know, us included, who have been to a seminar with Enzo, became “hooked” and felt he needed to be heard and experienced in California as well.

Spring Biodynamic Field Day!

Type: 
Community Event
Date: 
Sun, 04/07/2019 -
12:00 to 16:00
Region: 
West Coast

Join us, for our annual Spring workshop and hands-on presentation day!

This is a great opportunity for those wanting an introduction to Biodynamics, and to become familiar with the methods to enhance your practices on your home garden, farm or vineyard.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

12-4pm at the  Portland Waldorf School

                        2300 SE HARRISON ST.,

                      MILWAUKIE, OR 97222-7527

U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West: Perspectives on the value of sustainability education and communications

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019 (All day) to Fri, 06/07/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries, and regions.

What: Learn some of the driving forces behind consumers’ and wine buyers’ increasing interest in sustainable winegrowing. Hear from programs around the country who have embraced sustainability and the many benefits for their region’s growers and vintners. Be inspired with new ideas on how to bring sustainability education and outreach to your region’s vineyards and wineries.

Biodynamic Association of Northern California Fall Meeting 2019

Type: 
Community Event
Meeting / Gathering
Date: 
Sat, 09/28/2019 (All day) to Sun, 09/29/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast
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Come join us for a weekend at Live Power Community Farm (http://www.livepower.org/) in Covelo, CA! We will be deepening into the arts of biodynamic agriculture, eurythmy, and anthroposophy. Featuring keynote by John Bloom, the general secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

Please find more information regarding schedule, housing, and meals at our website: http://bdanc.org/fall-meeting