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Chaos, Calcium and Silica: Transforming a Conventional Hog Farm Through Biodynamics

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Friday, November 16, 2012 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm


Event Description

Featuring Philip Lyvers

For the last ten years Phillip Lyvers has been using biodynamics to turn a large conventional hog farm into a model of biodiversity and nutrient density. His Kentucky hog farm is made up of 2,600+ acres, with 450 acres in row crops and green manures, and 1000+ acres of pasture and cropland converted to trees, native grasses and wildlife plots. He markets over 9,000 hogs per year, farrow to finish, raised inside barns with no antibiotics, hormones, wormers or vaccines. Phillip uses the biodynamic preparations extensively on his land and on his liquid hog manure and has gained deep insights from observations on his own farm into their essential role in restoring the health of our landscapes, our animals, and our food. Come learn from his remarkable story and insights.



Monona Terrace
United States