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Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association Hosts 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference

Sacred Agriculture: Creating a New Relationship with the Earth

November 14-18 Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wis.

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Madison, Wis. – (June 20, 2012) Hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators, activists and foodies will gather in Madison, Wis., this November for the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association’s 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference. This year’s theme, “Sacred Agriculture,” focuses on how we can bring health and healing to the earth and to ourselves through farming, gardening, and work in our communities.

This extraordinary event is the foremost event for biodynamic education, networking, and community building with inspiring keynotes, informative workshops, networking, exhibits, film screenings, art, and organic and biodynamic foods. It will provide an excellent opportunity for people new to biodynamics, as well as those interested in organic or sustainable farming and gardening, to learn more about the biodynamic approach to agricultural renewal. Workshops and other events will address the conference’s theme through a host of topics like community supported agriculture, wine growing, food rights, and other topics of relevance to farmers, gardeners, and activists.

The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association is an association of individuals and organizations in North America who are committed to the transformation of the whole food system from farm to table. Biodynamics is a worldwide movement based on a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production, and nutrition.

The Biodynamic Conference will present two renowned and motivational speakers: Dennis Klocek, a biodynamic teacher, author, researcher, and artist, and Charles Eisenstein, a writer and teacher who focuses on economics and social change. In addition, a panel of growers will discuss how they embody biodynamic principles and build a sacred relationship with their own land. Finally, a celebratory evening of sacred stories, poems, and songs will draw upon diverse traditions, cultures, and artists.

More than 40 workshops by leading organic and biodynamic educators will provide inspiration and practical advice for farmers, gardeners, and consumers, educators and activists, young and old, novices and those experienced with biodynamics. The schedule includes a broad diversity of topics, such as beekeeping, winegrowing, cosmic rhythms, healing gardens, urban agriculture, and community supported agriculture.

The conference will offer ample opportunities for informal networking, such as open space networking, sidewalk consulting, and interest group gatherings. Conference attendees can complement the many educational and networking opportunities by enjoying a taste of biodynamic food and wine at a fundraiser for beginning farmers, two film screenings, music and dancing, a young farmer social, a farm tour, and an evening reception. For more information and to register online, visit www.biodynamics.com/conference or call (262) 649-9212 ext 2 to request a conference brochure.


Contact: Rebecca Briggs, Communications Coordinator

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association

(262) 649-9212 ext 3

rebecca@biodynamics.com

www.biodynamics.com/conference


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