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Join us for our fourth annual NABDAP Mentor Farmer Gathering on Wednesday, November 14 at the historic Angelic Organics Farm and Learning Center in Caledonia, IL.

Current NABDAP Mentor Farmers as well as other biodynamic and organic farmers who work with apprentices and interns are invited to participate.

Mentor and apprentice at the Pfeiffer Center


The day-long gathering will include:

Welcome and introductions

Cultivating Awareness and Observation: Practical ExercisesCraig Holdrege, The Nature Institute
For anyone working in agriculture, the capacity to be attentive and to observe the life of the garden or farm in its manifold aspects is crucial. We will practice and discuss different kinds of exercises that can help to enhance attentiveness and perception.

Stories from NABDAP Mentor Farmers: Key turning points in working with apprentices


Tour of Angelic Organics Farm & Learning Center – Chris Voss, Angelic Organics Farm and Jenny Meyer, Angelic Organics Learning Center

Biodynamic Farming and the Development of the Human Being – Craig Holdrege
What is the importance of inner development for a truly sustainable agriculture? What faculties do we need to cultivate to help, for example, the individuality of the farm organism to develop over time?

Small group discussions & sharing


Choice of:

Kaspar Hauser Play (separate registration required)
Screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Open social time


This is a pre-conference event for the 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference, which will continue from November 15-18 in Madison, WI. A bus will be available to transport participants in the Mentor Farmer Gathering to and from Madison. Please register for the bus, Kaspar Hauser Play and any other conference-related events on the main conference registration page.

November 14th, 2012 8:30 AM through  7:00 PM
1547 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL 61011--9572
United States
Phone: 262-649-9212
Event Fee(s)
Current NABDAP Mentor Farmer (includes lunch and supper) $0.00
Farmers not currently participating in NABDAP (includes lunch and supper) $60.00
Farmers not currently participating in NABDAP (no meals) $30.00