Dig into the work of biodynamics in dairy management, exploring its expression in two farms in the Hudson Valley. Staring the day will be a tour of the beautiful Churchtown Dairy, with its signature round barn, creamery, and medicinal garden. Here there will be an opportunity for some hands-on learning, followed by a rustic lunch in the farm store. Next, we’ll travel up to Hawthorne Valley Farm, a forerunner of biodynamics in the Hudson Valley. The dairy dates to 1976, and is part of their diverse farm organism which includes vegetable, grain, and meat production; thriving educational programming training the next generation of farmers; and a renowned farm store. Here we will tour the dairy, visit the cows, and hear from the farmers first hand.
Lunch is not included with any field day. Please either purchase a lunch option in Step 6 of registration or make other arrangements.
Travel Time: Please note that travel time for this field day, from the conference center, will be approximately 2 hours each way via bus. Please plan on arriving to the bus departure point at 8:00 am (after registering) to ensure a smooth check-in process. If you plan on driving to the field day in your own vehicle please contact Raphael at email@example.com to coordinate.
Photo credit: Hawthorne Valley Association