The Farm as a Living Organism - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How do we manage farms and landscapes as living biodiverse organisms?

How can biodynamic practices help us restore the health of our soil and the vitality of the food we grow?

Join the Biodynamic Association for a vibrant full-day event to explore these questions and delve into biodynamic farming and gardening at the 34th Annual EcoFarm Conference!



Wednesday, January 22 at Asilomar Conference Center - Pacific Grove, CA

7:00 - 8:15 am Registration and Check In
8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome Robert Karp and Thea Maria Carlson
8:30 - 9:45 am Seeing the Farm as a Living Organism - slideshow farm tours with Monique Camp, Paula Manalo Gaska, Adam Gaska and Matt Taylor, moderated by Jim Barausky
9:45 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 12:15 pm

In-Depth Workshops, Part One:

12:15 - 1:15 pm Local Organic Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 pm World Cafe Conversations
2:30 - 4:30 pm

In-Depth Workshops, Part Two (continued from morning)

4:30 - 4:50 pm Break
4:50 - 5:35 pm

Breakout Sessions:

5:45 - 6:30 pm Closing and Carrying the Spirit - Robert Karp and Thea Maria Carlson
Evening EcoFarm Conference Begins with Dinner, Plenary, and Art Opening Reception


Plus — shop for biodynamic titles at a special onsite bookstore with SteinerBooks

Stay on for more biodynamic workshops and a biodynamic mixer at the EcoFarm Conference, January 22-25



This event is made possible by the generous support of these organizations:

RSF Social Finance logo

Camphill Communities of North America logo Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics logo   Hello and Company logo      Rudolf Steiner College logo   Veritable Vegetable logo

Dark Horse Wine


In-kind or additional sponsorships by: 

Bar Agricole logo      Gaia Herbs logo     High Mowing Organic Seeds logo    Turtle Tree Seeds logo

To become a sponsor of this event, please register online or contact Thea Maria Carlson at or 262-649-9212 x5.