November 1-3, 2013, East Troy, WI
|Bruno Follador, Biodynamic Researcher and Consultant|
Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, the man who brought biodynamic agriculture to North America, wrote in his book Soil Fertility:
“A description of possible future hardship does not induce people to change their way of life. And the change to a self-supporting agricultural life must be preceded by corresponding training and education…The first essential thing is to awaken in them a feeling for the forces of growth, for the eternally creative forces of Nature. The next step is to awaken in them a sense of responsibility towards these forces of growth, towards the health of the soil, of plants, of animals and of men…”
Biodynamic agriculture offers a path to building a living relationship with our soils, plants, animals and the farm as a whole. In this three-day workshop, through presentations, group discussions and hands-on activities we will:
Weekend Presenters and Facilitators
Bruno Follador, Biodynamic Researcher and Consultant
Bruno has been working in biodynamic composting methods for several years and has worked with farmers across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Bruno received his training in Biodynamic gardening and beekeeping at the Pfeiffer Center, in New York. For the last three years he was one of the researchers and consultants of the Ludolf Andreas Lab for Soil Fertility at Andreashof, a biodynamic farm in Germany, where he worked with compost and chromatography. At the moment he is living between Brazil and the U.S.A where he is consulting at different farms.
Thea Maria Carlson, Director of Programs, Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
Thea is a farmer, organizer, educator, and artist with roots in California and the Midwest. Thea completed a B.S. in earth systems at Stanford University and is certified in permaculture design. Over the past decade she has enjoyed a variety of professional pursuits, including organic and biodynamic farming, beekeeping, developing community and educational gardens, teaching gardening and nutrition, organizing strategic communications training programs, and convening local food and farming networks.
Times and Location
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 County Road ES
East Troy, WI 53120