Summer Meeting 2019

June 22-23

Blossom’s Biodynamic Farm

358 Merk Road, Corralitos CA 95076
Phone: 831-234-2965
info@blossomsfarm.com

Our Hosts are: Carin Fortin and Delmar McComb

Schedule of Events

Special Workshop —June 19th-21st — before meeting with Enzo Nastati — See Below.

Saturday, June 22nd

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8:30-9:15 Eurythmy

9:30 Circle Up and Announcements

9:45 Keynote: Enzo Nastati – A view of Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Course, held in 1924 in Koberwitz, as a synthesis of the relationships with agriculture of the past, the present and the future. A deeper look into agriculture leading to an understanding of the additional agricultural seminars proposed by Rudolf Steiner, but never delivered.

11:30 Intro and making of BD #502, the Yarrow Preparation, led by Harald and Delmar.

1:00 Potluck Lunch – bring a dish to share as well as your own plates/cups/utensils

2:30 FARM TOUR led by Carin and Delmar

4:00 Circle Conversation

5:30 Happy Hour and Catered Dinner

WHERE: At the Five Mile House, 2904 Freedom Blvd., 2 ½ minutes from the farm by car – Please reserve dinner by June 17th by email: info@blossomsfarm.com

 

Sunday, June 23rd

7:30 Breakfast – coffee, tea and muffins available at the farm. If you wish something more substantial, please get yourself something before coming to the farm.

9:00 Eurythmy

9:45 Circle Up and Announcements

10:00 Anthroposophical Salon led by Delmar

11:00 FIELD TRIP to Suncrest Nurseries, where Delmar is horticulture director, to tour Demeter certified growing grounds and greenhouses (Suncrest is located about to 10 min. from Blossom’s Farm)

 

COST

Members and apprentices are invited to attend at no cost. Non-members pay $10-$40 at the door suggested donation. Meals are additional. You can Join or renew at the meeting or online.

MEALS

Saturday lunch is a potluck, bring a dish, Sunday breakfast only coffee, tea and muffins available, get before the meeting. Dinner $18 with Children free to age 12. Apprentice discount available at $3/meal. Meals are paid for at the meeting to the hosts. Reserve meals by emailing info@blossomsfarm.com. You must reserve meals by June 17th.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Camping is not available on the farm. There are campgrounds at nearby beaches (Manresa Uplands campground and Santa Cruz/Monterey KOA) and Mt. Madonna County Park. There is also plenty of lodging and Air B&B opportunities in Corralitos, Watsonville, Soquel, and Aptos.

No Dogs! – No smoking – No wandering into surrounding private properties — Please

June 19-21, 2019

Enzo Nastati: The heart as a door to a new relationship with agriculture and the being of the earth

A collaboration of Camphill California, Blossom’s Farm and BDANC

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By knowing the heart in the physical, etheric, soul and spiritual planes, we can develop a new relationship with the spiritual worlds, love and life in nature. This “knowing” can help to birth a new agriculture based on the strength of the heart according to an understanding of Spiritual Science and the underlying processes.

Enzo Nastati is the principle director of The Eureka Institute in Italy. He has been a biodynamic farmer for over 40 years, and understands, from a deep and dedicated study of Rudolf Steiner’s work, that the biodynamic agricultural method was always intended to be developed and fortified to meet changing demands over time. Mr. Nastati’s work has been recognized around the world where he lectures, consults, and conducts continuing research. 32 years ago, spurred by his observations of extreme decrease in plant vitality immediately following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986, he began researching and developing preparations and application techniques to further meet the demands of our time. His work addresses the difficulties presented by electromagnetic fields, radioactive pollution, industrial pollution, water quality deterioration, GMOs, and other harmful effects of modern technology. (see www.instituteformindfulagriculture.org)

Costs: $330
June 19-21, 2019
Wednesday- Friday, 10 am – 5pm daily
Organic lunches included

Location:

Paloma Hall, Camphill California
4096 Fairway Dr.

Soquel, CA 95073

Email us for more information (info@blossomsfarm.com) or SIGN UP HERE

 

 

Summer Meeting 2018

June 23-25

Filigreen Farm

11600 Anderson Valley Way

Boonville, CA 95415

Our Hosts are: Chris & Stephanie Tebbutt

Schedule TBD

Saturday 23rd

9-9:30am Welcome and Announcements

9:30-10:30am Farm Tour with Chris Tebbutt

10:30am-12:30pm Yarrow Observation and Prep Making with Joseph Brinkley

12:30-1:30pm Potluck Lunch (bring something to share and your own plates and utensils)

2-3:30pm Swim

3:45-5:15pm Water Talk and Vortex Spinner Demo by Chris Tebbutt

6:00-7:30pm Catered Dinner, $20 - Please reserve by June 20

7:30-9pm Jam Session and Dancing - Bring an instrument!

Sunday 24th

8:45-9:45am Catered Breakfast, $10 - Please reserve by June 20

9:45-11:00am Anthroposophical Salon by Delmar McComb

11:00am-12pm Member Check-in

 

Cost
Members and apprentices are invited to attend at no cost. Non-members pay $15 at the door. Meals are additional. You can join or renew at the meeting for $35. Alternatively, register and pay online for membership.

Meals:
Lunch on Saturday is a potluck so bring something to share and your own plates and utensils.

Catered: Saturday dinner is $20 and Sunday breakfast is $10 for adults. Apprentices receive a $5 discount off of dinner and a $2 discount off of breakfast courtesy of Filigreen Farm.  Reserve meals with bdancinfo@gmail.com

Deadline to reserve meals is June 20th!

Accommodation:

Please note that the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is taking place this same weekend in Boonville and will impact lodging and may impact traffic.

Limited complimentary camping is available at Filigreen Farm and The Apple Farm. There is also limited camping available at Emerald Earth for $10/night. Please reserve early by contacting bdancinfo@gmail.com to reserve camping at any of these locations.

Other options include Hendy Woods State Park (https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=438), local hotels, and check air bnb.

Please note Filigreen Farm has a large pond. We will swim together on Saturday afternoon. Children should not enter the water unattended.


 

Summer Meeting 2017

June 24-25

Frey Vineyards

14000 Tomki Rd

Redwood Valley, CA 95470

Our Hosts are Luke and Emily Frey

 

Preliminary Meeting Agenda

St. John's Day Fire a Midummer Tradition

St. John's Day Fire a Midummer Tradition

Saturday
8:30 -9:30 Eurythmy - Cynthia Hoven
9:45-10:15 Opening circle
10:30-11:15 Yarrow study - Harald Hoven and Luke Frey
11:30-12:30 Making Yarrow Prep - Harald Hoven
12:30-2:00 Lunch - Potluck please bring a dish to share (plates, utensils and cups as well)
2:15-3:30 Farm tour - Luke Frey
3:45-5:15 Biodynamic Cannabis Growing Panel
5:30-7:00 Dinner - catered, order meals by June 20th
7:15 Talent show

Sunday
8:00 Breakfast - catered
9:30 -10:30 Steering Committee retreat report
10:45 -12:00 Anthroposophic Salon - Cynthia Hoven
Closing circle and departure

Cost
Members and apprentices are invited to attend at no cost. Non-members pay $15 at the door. Meals are additional. You can join or renew at the meeting for $35. Alternatively, register and pay online for membership.

Meals
Lunch on Saturday is a potluck so bring something to share and your own plates and utensils.

Catered: Saturday dinner $15 and Sunday breakfast $8. Apprentice discount available at $3 per meal. Meals are
paid for at the door. Meals are all made on the farm from the farm and local ingredients.
Reserve meals with lukemfrey@gmail.com
Deadline to reserve meals is June 20th!

Accommodations
Contact lukemfrey@gmail.com for accommodations. There is camping on the farm or hotel accomodation in Ukiah. Please NO DOGS. Camping in camping area only.

 

Summer Meeting


Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26, 2016.

Open Field farm | Petaluma

http://www.openfieldfarm.com/

2245 Spring Hill Road Petaluma, CA 94952 

707-775-4644

Our Hosts were Seth and Sarah James

At Summer Solstice, it is as though the Earth has completed a full out breath, and in essence is reaching highest upward as possible into its celestial environment. The soul of the human being is as though borne up and out with this Earth exhalation, carrying within itself the fruits of Earth experience that have been gathered since the time of deepest inhalation, at Winter Solstice.
— Mary Stewart Adams, “Speaking with the Stars”, 2014