Heaven and Earth Workshop
Apr
21
Apr 22

Heaven and Earth Workshop

Are farms the places where heaven meets earth? In this workshop, Professor Dan McKanan of Harvard Divinity School will follow diverse spiritual communities as they go back to the land—by creating church and school gardens, establishing ecovillages, celebrating the sacraments with the four elements, practicing carbon farming, and participating in the global food sovereignty movement. 


Sustaining Farm Synergy
Dec
8
9:00 am09:00

Sustaining Farm Synergy

  • Stone Barns Center For Food & Agriculture

Lecture presented by Jean-Paul Courtens, Jack Algiere and Steffen Schneider as part of the 2016 Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns.

Biodynamic Animal Husbandry
Dec
8
9:00 am09:00

Biodynamic Animal Husbandry

  • Stone Barns Center For Food & Agriculture

Lecture presented by Steffen Schneider as part of the 2016 Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns.

Dec
2
Dec 4

I.M.A. Workshop at 2015 Young Farmer's Conference at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Institute for Mindful Agriculture will present a workshop entitled "“Biodynamics – Inner and Outer Practice” at the 2015 Young Farmer's Conference taking place December 2-4th at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.

More information and registration details at  http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/articles/young-farmers-conference.html

Feb
9
Feb 20

Biodynamic Winter Intensive (Hawthorne Valley Farm and the Nature Institute)

  • The Nature Institute

The Biodynamic Winter Intensive is a two-week course held each February for farmers, gardeners, and those seeking a working relationship with the living land.  During the Winter Intensive, The Nature Institute and Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center offer two complementary weeks of instruction for those wishing to gain a fuller understanding of Biodynamic agriculture.

This year the theme is "Animals, Humanity and the Living Context of Agriculture." 

For more information about the week at the Nature Institute, see www.natureinstitute.org/educ/winter. For details on the week at Hawthorne Valley contact Caroline Smialek at 518-672-7500 x 232 or caroline@hawthornevalleyfarm.org.

Dec
3
Dec 5

Workshop: De-mystifying Biodynamics (2014 Young Farmers Conference)

  • Stone Barns Center

The 7th annual National Young Farmers Conference at the Stone Barns Center is for young farmers, "[who are]...part of a movement with shared values about sustainable agriculture rather than being defined by an age bracket."  Additional workshops and keynote presentations on topics including soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, conservation and more.

Nov
15
11:00 am11:00

Workshop: Rudolf Steiner, Wendell Berry, and the Re-Settling of America (2014 Biodynamic Conference)

  • Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY

Ninety years after Rudolf Steiner's "Koberwitz Impulse" and 35 years after Wendell Berry's book "The Unsettling of America," we find ourselves at a crossroads. Drawing on the insights and inspirations of Steiner and Berry, we will explore future bearing elements now emerging as the real food economy. Can we discern and fashion a new narrative for Agri-Culture?  To be presented by Steffen and Rachel Schneider at the 2014 Biodynamic Conference, Farming for Health. 

Aug
16
5:00 pm17:00

The Secret Life of Cows

  • Rudolph Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

In this keynote presentation to be given at the Biodynamic Conference, Medicine for Earth and Man: the Earthworm, the Cow, and the Bee, at Rudolph Steiner College in Sacramento, CA, Steffen will explore the unique abilities and contributions cows make to the health of our planet through the metabolic miracles that cows perform on a daily basis. Adding to this picture, we will delve into the deeper being of this animal’s  physiology,  behavior, and some of the more esoteric aspects of their being, including some hands-on work with the RSC cows.