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Jim Barausky

Conferences: 
The Farm as a Living Organism

Jim Barausky originally trained at Emerson College, England, and in Fuhlenhagen, Germany. He has over 40 years of experience as an organic/biodynamic farmer and gardener. Jim's expertise includes a wide range of large and small-scale projects,as well as teaching and public outreach. Jim has managed commercial organic farms, market gardens, and small land holdings and has developed educational and service programs for three colleges. He has worked with students and apprentices in many capacities, including establishing a farm and biodynamic training course at Kimberton Hills, Pennsylvania. With his wife, Cheryl Mulholland, he has also created a K-12 on-farm-based curriculum.

As adjunct faculty at the Naropa University, Jim developed a 100-member CSA and market garden at Naropa’s Hedgerow Farm. He worked at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, as the garden manager and developed 8 acres of market garden to serve in the school cafeteria and train students in organic/biodynamic gardening.

Working together with the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as farm manager for Rio Grande Community Farms, Jim helped design and operate a food security project on 300 acres of public land. This project delivered fresh food to local food banks, made public garden plots available, offered volunteer service programs and educational programs, and produced farm-based public events that drew 60,000 people per year.

Jim has consulted on several projects in Colorado and California. He has also served as president of the Biodynamic Association and as a regional coordinator for the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program.