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Join us for our inaugural NABDAP Apprentice Gathering on Thursday, November 15 from 8:00am - 12:45pm at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.

Current NABDAP apprentices and graduates as well as other apprentices interested in NABDAP are invited to participate in gathering. NABDAP mentor farmers are welcome to join for lunch.

The half-day gathering will include:

Welcome and introductions

A brief history of NABDAP – Rachel Schneider, Hawthorne Valley Farm and Thea Maria Carlson, Biodynamic Association

World Cafe: What is our calling as new biodynamic farmers? – Jim Barausky, GoodFarmers and Thea Maria Carlson, Biodynamic Association 

The BDA’s Emerging Education Plan – Thea Maria Carlson, Biodynamic Association 

Our collective responsibility toward the Earth - Gunther Hauk, Spikenard Farm and Honeybee Sanctuary 

Lunch with NABDAP Mentor Farmers


Following the gathering apprentices may wish attend:

Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops (1-6pm)

Tapas, Tasting and Toasting: Beginning Farmer Celebration and Fundraiser, and NABDAP Graduation (6:30-8:30pm)

This gathering is a pre-conference event for the 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference, which will continue from November 15-18 in Madison, WI. Please register for pre-conference workshops, Tapas, Tasting and Toasting, and any other conference-related events on the main conference registration page.

November 15th, 2012 8:00 AM through 12:45 PM
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
United States
Phone: 262-649-9212
Event Fee(s)
Current NABDAP Apprentices and Graduates (includes lunch) $0.00
Apprentices not currently enrolled in NABDAP (includes lunch) $20.00
NABDAP Mentor Farmers (lunch only) $0.00