A 900-acre Demeter certified 650A Biodynamic farm in central Columbia County, NY

Biodynamic Winter Intensive 2017

winter-intensive-logoAttending to Animals in a Caring Economy: Working in Agriculture, with Each Other, and Our Inner Selves

This workshop is for farmers, gardeners and others seeking a renewed relation to the land

Our Winter Intensive is a foundational, highly interactive one week program bringing together biodynamic farming, spiritual science and personal growth through awareness-based practice. Earth Evolution, Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, and Collaborative Economic Relationships are among the themes that will be covered.

Presenters include:The Institute for Mindful Agriculture team: Steffen and Rachel Schneider | Ursula Versteegen; and: Robert Karp, Executive Director, Biodynamic Association; Hue Karreman, DVM; and Karen Derreumaux, Eurythmist.

Since 1972, Hawthorne Valley Farm has been a working farm committed to the understanding and practice of Biodynamic agriculture. As society attempts to cope with the turbulence caused by an industrial approach to agriculture, the biodynamic concept of the farm as an ecologically sustainable whole is one that can help bring a timely solution to contemporary challenges. Biodynamic methods recognize the importance of both human and biological community life and strive to bring renewing forces to both. Through this series of offerings, we seek to further the understanding and practice of Biodynamic farming and gardening.

Contact Rachel Schneider to register.
Click here to visit the Institute for Mindful Agriculture’s website. 

This course is offered in collaboration with The Nature Institute and the Biodynamic Association of North America. From Sunday, February 12 to Friday, February 17, the Institute is offering a course entitled “Developing a Qualitative Understanding of Nature: Animals, Humanity and Evolution.” You will find further information here.

When: Sun, Feb 19
Ends: Fri, Feb 24
Cost: $750-500 sliding scale includes lunch and dinner
Where: Hawthorne Valley Farm
327 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075
Contact: Rachel@hawthornevalleyfarm.org
More Info: Visit this website