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Conference Workshops

Workshop Session 1

Friday, Nov. 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Way of Knowing as a Way of Healing — Craig Holdrege

Alchemical Principles of the Biodynamic Preparations — Dennis Klocek

Biodynamic Winegrowing — Sarah Black, Joseph Brinkley, Ned Horton, Ann Sperling

Farm-Based Education Inspired by Anthroposophy — Dana Burns, Matt Davis, Bente Goldstein, Traci Purtin, Nicki Robb

Pfeiffer Soil Testing Revisited — Hugh Lovel

Plain Speaking the Language of Biodynamics — Cynthia Hoven

Securing Capital from Social Investors — John Steven Bianucci, Tera Johnson, Woody Tasch

The Synergy of Livestock on Farms, Orchards and Vineyards — Kelly Mulville

Understanding and Using the Nine Biodynamic Preparations — Hugh Courtney, Lloyd Nelson

Understanding Health and Disease in Soil and Plants: A Biodynamic Approach — Walter Goldstein

Who Are the Animals Really? — Steffen Schneider

Why I Farm Biodynamically — Janet Gamble, Lincoln Geiger, Mac Mead

Workshop Session 4

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Biodynamic Education and the Tria Principia — Jonathan Code

Biodynamic Solutions to Pest Problems — Hugh Courtney

Farming with Empathy — Jean-Paul Courtens

Farming with the Demeter Biodynamic Standard — Jim Fullmer

Integrating Vegetable Seed Saving in your CSA or Market Garden — Cory Eichman, Paul Entwistle

No-Till Permaculture Systems for Staple Crop Production — Susana Lein

Rudolf Steiner, Wendell Berry, and the Re-Settling of America — Steffen Schneider, Rachel Schneider

Soil Health and Human Fertility — Dawn Combs

Understanding the Nature of the Vortex — Jennifer Greene

Vines and Ovines — Jaime Irwin

Working with Cosmic Rhythms and Planting Calendars — Harald Hoven, Sherry Wildfeuer

Young Biodynamic Farmers — Monique Blais, Sara Patterson, Andrew Stewart, Eric Wooldridge with Farmer John Peterson