Harald Hoven is a renowned
international lecturer and founder and director of Raphael Gardens at the
Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA. The Gardens are a teaching site and
have been certified Biodynamic by Demeter since 2004. Harald’s special interest
is Agricultural Individuality…a
holistic approach whereby a farmer or gardener tries to supply all their
gardening and farming needs internally.
Tuesday, April 15: Introduction
to Biodynamic Gardening
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Treska’s
Porch, Highland Lake Cove, 215 Rhett Drive, Flat Rock, NC. Cost: $20 for the
workshop. This experiential workshop is designed for people unfamiliar with biodynamics,
but interested in learning more. All are welcome. Come prepared to walk and work in the garden and learn about composting!
A dinner, hosted by Pat Hart and
Kerry Lindsey follows at 6PM. Donations of money for the dinner are
appreciated. Please RSVP for the workshop and dinner by April 12:
Wednesday, April 16: One-on-one conversations or site visits
8:00 am - 4:00 pm. If you are
interested in having some one-on-one time with Harald Hoven at your farm or
garden or an agreed on meeting place, please call Jim Smith to schedule it.
Contact Jim at 864-313-5106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Price
will be determined depending on location of visit and length of time of the
Wednesday, April 16: The Fundamentals of Biodynamics
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. This evening
session is being arranged by Ashevillage and will take place in Asheville. Details
to be announced later.
Friday, April 18: Biodynamic Farming Principles and Applications
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Mountain
Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills
River, NC. This workshop is focused for farmers and gardeners who have some
knowledge of Biodynamics but is open to all who want to attend. Topics to be
covered include transitioning from organic to biodynamic, how to handle not
having animals on the farm, making compost, biodynamic preparation, and the
relationship of the soil to human health and well-being. Interaction with the
audience is encouraged and expected. Weather permitting, an outside compost
demonstration will be included. Please pre-register on EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biodynamic-farming-principles-and-applications-tickets-1119995035). Cost:
$10. Contact Alison Dressler for more information at Alison_Dressler@ncsu.edu or 828-684-3562.
Saturday, April 19: Visit a Farm Transitioning from Organic to
10:00 am – 1:00 pm. New Moon
Farm, address, Fairview, NC. Gregg Adams is transitioning his long-term organic
farm to biodynamics and is currently gathering materials for making a
Biodynamic compost. There will be a walk-about and discussion about the
transition. To carpool over to the farm, please meet at 9:30 am in the Food
Lion parking lot on Hwy 74 (1350 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC), across the
street from Fairview Elementary School. RSVP to Jim Smith 864-313-5106 or email@example.com.
The organizing committee for
these events: Jim Smith (Earth
& Spirit Design), Pat Hart (Highland Lake
Cove), Jeanine Davis (North Carolina State
University), and Harald Hoven (Rudolf Steiner College).
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