Hands-On with the Biodynamic Preparations

Foxhollow Farm, Crestwood, KY

Thursday, Nov. 13, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

With Hugh Courtney, Patricia Frazier and Lloyd Nelson

Members of the Fellowship of the Preparation Makers will instruct this hands-on workshop at Foxhollow Farm in fundamental biodynamic preparation making, stirring, application, and uses. The workshop will begin with a lecture on the biodynamic spray preparations, inclusive of barrel compost. After the lecture, participants will rotate between a stirring exercise, making barrel compost, and a tactile experience of several preparations provided by Fellowship members. The barrel compost will then be buried on Foxhollow Farm. Find out more....

Field Day at Foxhollow Farm

Foxhollow Farm, Crestwood, KY

Sunday, Nov. 16, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Foxhollow Farm is a 1300-acre, family-owned farm located 25 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Working under organic and biodynamic practices since 2006, the farm is home to a grass-fed beef operation, vegetable gardens, and a variety of workshops and community events. This field day will begin with the history and overview of the farm as a whole, and then participants will choose between two tracks to tour and look more closely at different aspects of the farm: (1) grazing practices and large-scale biodynamic applications or (2) connections to the land, the local community, and the food system. Find out more....

Transforming a Conventional Hog Farm Through Biodynamics

Lyvers Farm, Loretto, KY

Thursday, Nov. 13, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

14 years ago, and after 30 years of commercial farming, Philip began using biodynamic practices with his large-scale hog and grain operation. Lyvers Farm is now a farrow to finish operation with a closed herd, using no antibiotics, vaccines, wormers or hormones, selling 9,000 hogs per year. In this advanced on-farm workshop, those experienced with biodynamics are invited to experience and observe Lyvers Farm and engage in conversation around the many questions and possibilities this unique farm inspires. Find out more....

Field Day at Long Hungry Creek Farm

Long Hungry Creek Farm, Red Boiling Springs, TN

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Join the "Barefoot Farmer" Jeff Poppen for a farm tour, dinner and patio concert at Long Hungry Creek Farm, one of the oldest and largest organic farms in Tennessee. The goal of the Long Hungry Creek Farm is to grow the highest quality farm products possible, while enjoyably developing an economically viable, aesthetically pleasing and humus-rich farm which remains relatively independent regarding its own feed and fertilizer needs. Poppen runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with the food he grows using about 8 acres of his farmland and about 40 head of cattle. This CSA delivers fresh produce to about 200 patrons in the Nashville area, but does not account for all of the food grown at the farm. Poppen is always sure to have extra for neighbors, friends, and the surrounding community. While he has only been making and utilizing biodynamic preparations in his farming and gardening for a little over 25 years, Jeff is very proud to have spent the last 40 years providing his own food for himself from what he is able to grow. Find out more....