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Biodynamic Principles and Practices – Honeybee Sanctuary – Floyd, VA

- September 23, 2016 -


Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016    
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Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA, 24091

Understanding and making the Biodynamic preparations 

This workshop will give both beginners and experienced farmers a solid basis for understanding the major ideas and principles of Biodynamic Agriculture. Biodynamics is practiced on millions of acres in all climates for the best possible nutritional results as well as for the step that needs to be taken to go toward a thriving farm or garden organism. To learn the spiritual foundation for a necessary renewal of agriculture is the call of our time. Come and join biodynamic practitioner and teacher Gunther Hauk as he shares with us over 40 years of experience.

Topics covered:

  • The self-sustaining farm individuality
  • The logic in and behind the 9 biodynamic preparations, their enlivening and invigoration for soil, plant, animal and the human being
  • The plant in relation to the inner and outer planets, as well as to silica, lime and clay
  • Rhythms of life in their daily, weekly, monthly and yearly practical application
  • The practical activities will include:
  • Making the following 6 preparations: horn-manure, chamomile, nettle, dandelion, oak bark, and barrel compost
  • Compost from start to finish

Date: Sept 23-25
Time: Friday 3pm-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Cost: $195
Location: Honeybee Sanctuary

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