Transforming the Heart of Agriculture
Thursday, November 15, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Biodynamics is transforming the heart of agriculture on every continent and in every climate. Ueli Hurter will bring highlights of biodynamic initiatives from around the world, and Narendra Varma will ground us in Portland by sharing the agricultural, social, and economic transformation happening at Our Table Cooperative.
Co-Head of the Agriculture Section at the Goetheanum and Executive Board Member of the International Biodynamic Association
Founder and Executive Director of Our Table Cooperative
Biodynamics in Practice: Stories of Regeneration
Friday, November 16, 8:30 - 10:30 am
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming that brings renewed health and vitality to soil, plants, animals, and people. With vibrant visuals and specific examples, three biodynamic farmers will share stories of how they are incorporating regenerative principles and practices to create biodiverse and self-sustaining farm individualities.
Ranch Manager and Viticulturalist at Soter Vineyards and MSR Ranch
Owner, Farmer, and Executive Director at Vilicus Farms and Vilicus Training Institute
Co-Owner and Farmer at Winter Green Farm
Transforming the heart of agriculture means transforming our human relationships. How can biodynamic, traditional, and Indigenous farmers and land stewards connect and learn from one another? What steps can we take to build equity, inclusion, and true community in North American agriculture? Orland Bishop, Jim Embry, and Rowen White will share perspectives on these important questions and engage in thought-provoking dialogue with one another and conference participants.
Biodynamics, Indigeneity, and Social Justice
Saturday, November 17, 8:30 - 10:30 am
Executive Director, ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation
Los Angeles, California
Founder and Director of Sustainable Communities Network
Seed Keeper from the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne and Founder and Director of Sierra Seeds
Nevada City, California
What does regeneration look like on the levels of soil, food, culture and economy and what are the challenges and opportunities we face in the coming decades realizing this potential? Hear a biodynamic practitioner, an Indigenous chef and farmer, and a leader in socially responsible investment share perspectives on these questions and engage in a lively conversation about the future of regenerative and biodynamic agriculture.
Regenerating Soil, Food, and the Economy
Sunday, November 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Founder of Taste of Native Cuisine
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado
Director of the Living Soils Initiative at The Nature Institute
Brazil and Ghent, New York
President and CEO of Green America