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The Art & Science of Great Compost

Healthy plants need healthy soil, and a healthy soil needs healthy compost. We will talk about compost composition, structures, timing, size and the beneficial effects of the biodynamic preparations. Practical hands-on component will include building a compost pile, screening a mature pile and making a good mix for the greenhouse.

Please visit our website at www.spikenardfarm.org for more information or to register online. Student rate $32.00.

Date: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 13:00 to 17:00

The Planets, The Cow, The Worm & The Bee

Whether we know it or not, as farmers and gardeners we work with the cosmos: sun, moon and planets. We will explore the archetypal relationships of the inner and outer planets with minerals and representative animals. The practical applications of this knowledge extends into increasing the reproductive forces of seeds and the nutritional quality of the produce.

Please visit our website at www.spikenardfarm.org for more information or to register online. Student rate $45.00.

Date: 
Sat, 08/10/2013 - 09:00 to 16:00

Hive Health & Winter Preparation

Medicinal teas, mite monitoring, biodynamic treatments, honey harvest and winter feeding.

Please visit our website at www.spikenardfarm.org for more information or to register online. Student rate $45.00.

Date: 
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 09:00 to 16:00

Expanding the Apiary

Topics include swarm management and the correct timing and procedure for making splits.

Please visit our website at www.spikenardfarm.org for more information or to register online. Student rate $45.00.

Date: 
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 09:00 to 16:00

The Healing Landscape: Biodynamic Soils & Preparations

In this class we'll explore the non-industrial system of agriculture -­ an approach to soil health based on diversity, synergy, differentiation & life's rhythms. Biodynamic preparations will be explained, as well as their immense healing effect for food, fodder & the earth itself.

Please visit our website at www.spikenardfarm.org for more information or to register online. Student rate $45.00.

Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 09:00 to 16:00

Fundamentals of Biodynamic/Sustainable Beekeeping

Join us as we examine the current state of the honybee and explore the principles and practices of sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping.

Please visit our website at www.spikenardfarm.org for more information or to register online. Student rate $45.00.

Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:00 to 16:00

Gardening with the Rhythms of Nature

With weather patterns becoming more erratic and extreme, we can harness important balancing help by becoming knowledgeable about daily, monthly and annual rhythms. When is it best to:

  • mow the lawn to preserve moisture
  • work the soil to release moisture
  • prune or fell trees
  • sow for best germination

We will also take a closer look at the Stella Natura Plantings Calendar

Date: 
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 09:00 to 13:00

Wylde Center Plant Sale Festival

Free lectures all weekend long!  Over 1,000 plant varieties available including natives, fruit, veggie starts, annuals, and herbs. Food vendors, music, and garden vendors will also be on site.

Come to the plant sale for the best selection of vegetable starts in the region. Vegetable seedlings were grown on site at the Oakhurst Garden.  Over 50 varieties of tomato will be available; over 40 varieties of hot and sweet peppers will be available; over 15 varieties of eggplant will be available.  Okra, cucumber, soybean, basil and much, much more will be available for purchase.

Date: 
Fri, 04/26/2013 - 09:00 to Sun, 04/28/2013 - 16:00

Sustainable Food Summit

Save the Date for the Chefs Collaborative 2013 National Sustainable Food Summit – Looking Back, Cooking Forward, November 3-5, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina!

Date: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 (All day) to Tue, 11/05/2013 (All day)

Merging Modern Methods & Old-Time Wisdom of Gardening & Farming

Merging Modern Methods and Old-Time Wisdom of Gardening & Farming with Jeff Poppen on Saturday, February 23 12-4 at Foxhollow Folk School at Foxhollow Farm Center in Crestwood, KY. Following Jeff's class will be a dinner and square dance. Three more classes will be on Sunday, so make a weekend of it! on 02/23/2013 12:00 PM

Date: 
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 12:00 to 16:00

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