2016 Biodynamic Association Conference- Santa Fe, NM


The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.


 

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE

INTRODUCTION TO BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE

Hosts: Biodynamic College (BDAC) of the UK


Cost: Fifty Euros


For more information: 


Description: BDAC is pleased to announce the launch of a new four-week course going live September 26, 2016. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in biodynamic agriculture, from any perspective- whether you grow food, produce wine, or simply enjoy high quality produce- this course is for the biodynamically curious!


 

Fellowship of Preparation makers Annual Conference

Frey Vineyards and Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) Hosted

February 18-21, 2016

 

Click to view the schedule of events

Click to view the schedule of events

The Fellowship of Preparation Makers (FOPM) is an informal, vital, and growing group that has emerged in the cultural/spiritual sphere of biodynamic agriculture. The Fellowship began its work with a conference in Copake, New York in 2002, and has held annual conferences in various locations around North America since then. These conferences have focused on the intensive study and discussion of the biodynamic preparations and have strengthened the preparation making community.

The mission of FOPM is: To help ensure there are enough high quality biodynamic preparations available in North America into the future.

The theme of this year’s conference emerged from a growing interest in the questions:

  • “What is quality?”
  • “How is quality evaluated in the context of the Biodynamic Preparations?”

Invited Speakers:

  • Matias Baker, BD Consulant, Fair Oaks, CA

  • Deborah Beniacar Castro Herminio- BD Consulant Brazil

  • Bruno Follador, The Nature Institute, Ghent, NY

  • Barry Lia, PhD, Lia BD Consulting, Seattle, WA

  • Robert Karp, Co-Director Biodynamic Association USA

  • Jim Fullmer, Co-Director Demeter USA

  • Lloyd Nelson, BD Consultant, Paonia, CO

Utilizing BD#500- Biodynamic Cow Horn Manure as a basis for our study, conference participants, lead by a variety of speakers in the Biodynamic Community, will examine these questions in a series of lectures, hands on demonstrations, and collegial discussions. The event, hosted by Frey Vineyards and the Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC), is co sponsored by Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, Inc. and the Biodynamic Association.

Over 40 individuals, experienced and interested in biodynamic preparation making, came together at Yokayo Roots Ranch in Ukiah CA last weekend to study and research a long-held question: "How can the quality of biodynamic preparations be evaluated?" 

Thank You to all those that participated this year!


BDANC MEETING DATES FOR 2017

WINTER meeting:


Saturday and Sunday January 7 and 8, 2017.

Yokayo Roots Ranch | Ukiah

www.yokayoranch.com/

800 Hensley Creek Rd
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SPRING meeting:


Saturday and Sunday April 22 and 23 , 2017.

Fulcrum Farm | Grass Valley

 

14995 Clear Creek Pl.
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Summer meeting:


Saturday and Sunday June 24 and 25, 2017.

Summerfield Farm | Santa Rosa

http://www.summerfieldws.org/the-farm/
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Fall Meeting:


Saturday and Sunday September 23 and 24, 2017.

Openfield Farm | Petaluma

http://www.openfieldfarm.com/

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Can’t afford to go to these events? Apply for scholarships! Please contact, Carin Fortin, carinfortin@mac.com

 


Newsletter and Calendar Submissions

Help us help each other. If you have land available, equipment to sell, an event to announce, need apprentices, would like to farm or share your experience and knowledge in an article or photos, please send us your contribution for the quarterly print newsletter and the  monthly e-newsletter.

Items need to be submitted electronically.

Deadlines for the quarterly print newsletter are:

  • Spring : Feb 22nd
  • Summer: May 9th
  • Fall : August 8th (extended to September 12th)
  • Winter : Nov 7th

Submission for the monthly e-newsletter are welcome anytime. 

Please email our editor, Carin Fortin, carinfortin@mac.com

 

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