Spring Meeting 2019

April 6-7

Sorry, too much rain and mud! 
We have had to relocate:


The BDANC Spring Meeting
Sat/Sun, April 6-7th
has been moved to
Yuba River Waldorf Charter School

www.yubariverschool.org
10085 Adams Avenue, Grass Valley, CA

Call Marni Blair for questions: (530) 274-3457 

Our Hosts are: Marney Blair and Lisa Bjorn

Marney Blair and Lisa Bjorn run Fulcrum Farm, a 20-acre farm in the Sierra Foothills. A fulcrum is a point of balance, and over the last 20 years this duo has worked toward creating a place that is life-supporting for farm animals, wild animals, human animals, and domestic and wild plants. In the past the land supported a CSA that included dried beans, edible seeds, and fermented products. Nature is never static though, and so the farm and what she produces has continued to evolve. Currently they provide milk, fruit, and compost to their community.

DRAFT Schedule of Events

Saturday April 6
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Eurythmy - Cynthia Hoven
9:30 Circle up and announcements
9:45 “Intro to Preparation Work” with Harald Hoven and the Nevada County Biodynamic Prep Group. We will not be able to dig up preps as it is too wet but a discussion will be held instead.
11:30 Making Horn Silica (501) with Harald Hoven
12:30 Potluck lunch - bring a dish to share as well as your own plates/cups/utensils
1:30 Yuba River Waldorf Charter School garden tour and spraying BD 500
3:00 Talk: “Elevating Nature to Culture, a task in Biodynamic Farming” - Harald Hoven
4:30 Biography Workshop - Nurturing our Social Relationships - Karen Gierlach (Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil)
6:00 Catered dinner
7:30 Live music and dancing

Sunday April 7

6:30 Spraying 501 at the Yuba River Waldorf Charter School Garden

7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Eurythmy - Cynthia Hoven
9:30 Circle up and announcements
9:45 Anthroposophic Salon with Cynthia Hoven
11:15 Farm clean-up
12:00 Goodbyes

DIRECTIONS TO YUBA RIVER CHARTER SCHOOL:


Basic directions from South Auburn St. and West main in Grass Valley. Go on West Main about 1.5 miles to Adam Street. Adam St is located at about the point that West Main turns into Rough'n Ready Hwy. If you get to Bitney Springs (a stop) then you have gone to far. Turn Left on Adam street and a quick left into the School parking lot.

From Sacramento, points south, west and the Bay Area.Take highway 80 to Auburn. Go through Auburn to Bell Road. This cuts off slow traffic in Auburn. Take a left on Bell Road at the off ramp. Go to Bell Road and highway 49 junction and go right on 49 towards Grass Valley / Nevada City. In Grass Valley take the Colfax 174 exit. Go left on South Auburn street and stay right go to West Main and follow the basic directions.

From Reno and points east: Take 80 west to Bell road, Go right at the off ramp and go to highway 49. Turn right to Grass Valley / Nevada City and take the Cedar Ridge 174 exit. Turn left onto South Auburn Street. Stay right to West Main Street and follow the common directions. You can also take Highway 20 from highway 80 ao grass Valley and take the Colfax 1`74 exit. go right at the bottom of the exit  then left onto East Main. Go straight to West Main and follow the common directions.

From Chico, the North Sacramento Valley, Lake county and the Mendocino County and north coast areas. Take highway 20 from Highway 101 east the Grass Valley. Where 20 merges with 49 go left and take the first exit Colfax 174. Go left onto South Auburn Street. Stay right and go to West Main. follow the common directions.

COST

Members and apprentices are invited to attend the Spring meeting at no cost. Non-members pay on a sliding scale $10-40 at the door. Meals are additional. You can join or renew online HERE or at the meeting for $35.

MEALS

Breakfast $8, Dinner $15 or $23 for Saturday. Children prices free to age 12. Apprentice discount available at $3 per meal. Meals are paid for at the door. Reserve meals with marneyjblair@icloud.com . You must reserve meals by April 1st.

ACCOMMODATIONS

CAMPING WILL BE LIMITED due to squishy ground. There is a 6 person Yurt as well as camping on the property.  Bathrooms will be available but no showers. Contact: marneyjblair@icloud.com if you want to camp.

DIRECTIONS to Fulcrum Farm for CAMPING ONLY

Do not rely on your GPS to find the farm. Use these directions below:

From I80 East

Take Hwy 49 exit in Auburn. Follow signs to Grass Valley. Travel thru Auburn past Nevada County line. Take left turn at Lime Kiln light. Follow this road for a long way. You will begin to see signs for Beyers on your left, Mower on right. Finally you will see an abandoned store on the street called Chukar on the left. Prepare to turn left after Chukar. Turn left onto Clear Creek Place. Drive 1 mile. The road opens into a valley. You will see compost piles and a silo. Park in compost yard.
 

From Hwy 20

Exit Pleasant Valley Road. Turn right and take an immediate right. At Indian Springs Road take a left. Continue until McCourtney. Take right on McCourtney. Pass Clear Creek School. After the school turn right at the first right onto Clear Creek Place. Farm is located 1 mile in. Park in compost yard.


From Grass Valley

Follow signs to Hwy 20 Marysville. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Road. Take an immediate right. Then turn left onto Indian Springs Road. Follow directions from Hwy 20 at this point.


 


Spring Meeting 2018

April 7-8

Rudolf Steiner College's Raphael Garden

9200 Fair Oaks Blvd

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Our Hosts are: Cyndi Pointer, Farm Manager and Apprentices


Picture of Seed

The farmer puts seeds into harmony
Of cosmic/earthy chaos to imprint
Plant beings into life by enlivening
The soil with the preparations to balance
The calcium earth and silica,
The thin sheath over all surfaces
(hair, grass) that tones the cosmic influences
on all beings.
— Devon Strong, 2000

FINAL Schedule TBA

Cyndi Pointer   Before coming to California, she was Farm Co-Manager at Happy Heart Farm in Colorado for seven years. Cyndi is “excited and honored to serve Raphael Garden and to continue to serve Mother Earth through integrated biodynamic farming practices.”

Cyndi Pointer

Before coming to California, she was Farm Co-Manager at Happy Heart Farm in Colorado for seven years. Cyndi is “excited and honored to serve Raphael Garden and to continue to serve Mother Earth through integrated biodynamic farming practices.”

Saturday, April 7th
8:30 Welcome and Annoucements
9:00 - 10:00 Eurythmy with Cynthia Hoven
10:00 - 12:00 Digging up preps, Plant study, Making 501
12:30 - 2:00 Potluck Lunch (bring your own plates and utensils)
2:00 - 3:30  Farm Tour by Cyndi Pointer and apprentices

3:30-4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:30 Guest Speaker: Harald Hoven - "Living with Raphael Garden for 30 years"

6:00 - 7:00 Catered Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 India Trip presentation: Harald Hoven, Carin Fortin, and Delmar McComb

Sunday, April 8th

8:00 - 9:00 Eurythmy with Cynthia Hoven
9:00 - 10:00 Catered breakfast
10:00 -11:00 Anthroposophic Salon

For meal reservations contact Cyndi Pointer: cyndi.pointer@steinercollege.edu

Camping is available on the RSC campus. Bathrooms will be available but no showers. Contact Cyndi if you want to camp.