Monday, July 15, 2013

Event: New Opportunities for Biodynamic and Organic Farming in Western NC





Event:  New Opportunities for Organic and Biodynamic Farming in Western NC

Date:   August 1, 2013

Time:   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where:  Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

To reserve a space: Call Erin at 267-372-0339

Description: There are new business opportunities for organic and biodynamic production in western North Carolina and this is the event to learn all about them!  Jim Fullmer from Demeter, the biodynamic certifying organization, will discuss what is involved in being a commercial, certified biodynamic farmer.  “Coach” Mark Smallwood the executive director of the Rodale Institute will discuss their plans for western North Carolina. And Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor of Horticulture at NC State University will lead a panel discussion to cover the rising demand for large-scale organic and biodynamic vegetables from the region.  This event is sponsored by Brad’s Raw Foods, Demeter, NC State University, and Rodale Institute.

Detour: Construction of the Sierra Nevada Brewery near our facilities has resulted in a temporary road closure for road widening.  Old Fanning Bridge Road is closed on the Hwy NC-280 side; that is the direction most people come in on from I-26.  So, to get to our facilities from I-26, continue south on Hwy NC-280 for several miles.  Turn right on Hwy NC-191 (Old Haywood Road).  Go several miles and turn right on Old Fanning Bridge Road. 

For more information, contact Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu  or Erin at 267-372-0339.

After Dinner Party:  Join us for an after dinner raw chocolate, kombucha, and biodynamic wine garden party by: Ashevilleage Institute starting at 8:00 pm at 80 Buchanan St., Asheville, NC 28801 (come around to the back!)

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