1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC. This workshop is focused for farmers and gardeners who have some knowledge of Biodynamics but is open to all who want to attend. Topics to be covered include transitioning from organic to biodynamic, how to handle not having animals on the farm, making compost, biodynamic preparation, and the relationship of the soil to human health and well-being. Interaction with the audience is encouraged and expected. Weather permitting, an outside compost demonstration will be included. Please pre-register on EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biodynamic-farming-principles-and-applications-tickets-1119995035). Cost: $10. Contact Alison Dressler for more information at Alison_Dressler@ncsu.edu or 828-684-3562.
Harald Hoven is a renowned international lecturer and founder and director of Raphael Gardens at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA. The Gardens are a teaching site and have been certified Biodynamic by Demeter since 2004. Harald’s special interest is Agricultural Individuality…a holistic approach whereby a farmer or gardener tries to supply all their gardening and farming needs internally.