Seeing the Farm as a Living Organism

What does it mean to view our farms as living biodiverse organisms? How can we manage our farms using this lens? Jim Barausky will introduce the concept of the farm individuality, and then four biodynamic growers will take us on a slideshow tour of their farms, sharing some of the diverse ways that a farm organism can be co-created with nature.

Event Type: 
keynote
Date: 
Wednesday,
08:30am to 09:45am
Location: 
Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove , CA
United States
California

Keynote: Peak Money and the Ecological Transition

Even though ecological agriculture occupies a growing niche in the food market, many farmers find that the more they produce with that market in mind, the less "ecological" they become. Money exercises a relentless pressure on farmers to compromise their deeply held values: often, it seems, the best financial decision is not the best ecological decision or the best decision for one's community and future generations.

Date: 
Friday,
07:30pm to 09:00pm
Location: 
Grand Terrace, Monona Terrace
United States