The Biodynamic Winter Intensive 2011 Conference: Animals, Humanity and the Living Context of Agriculture, is a workshop for farmers, gardeners and others seeking a renewed relation to the land.
This week long conference is conducted by The Nature Institute and the Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center (Columbia County, New York) in partnership with the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association.
The Nature Institute and the Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center are offering two weeks of instruction to those seeking a fuller understanding of biodynamic agriculture. The first week will offer participants a way of becoming more perceptive land workers by deepening their observations of the qualitative and dynamic aspects of nature and by practicing flexible thinking in relation to animal and human development and evolution. The second week will extend these themes and introduce concepts and practices more specifically related to biodynamic agriculture, including: species-appropriate animal husbandry, holistic veterinary considerations, the evolution of the socio-economic context of agriculture, and the significance of farm individualization and the role of the biodynamic preparations.
The conference will be held February 13-18 and/or February 20-25. Fees are on a sliding scale: $250-450 for each week; or $400 to 800 for both weeks.(Fees for apprentices enrolled in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program are covered by the program.)
For more information, contact the Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center AT 518-672-7500 x 232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org