Biodynamic Celebration 2016

The Biodynamic Celebration is…

coming right up!

Don’t miss this high quality educational event

and seasonal celebration.

(online registration is over – please come and register at the door!)

September 23-25, 2016

 

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Please join us to celebrate and explore the heart and soul of agriculture.

Enjoy the company of other gardeners, farmers, homesteaders, and life-enthusiasts for a weekend of good food, excellent workshops, farm tours, and fun.

To see the FULL SCHEDULE please click here. 

For a site map and map of the area please click here.

This year’s theme is
The Four Kingdoms:
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and Human.

Weekend workshops will explore examples of the kingdoms as they are expressed on a farm, as well as how we, as growers, can help create a four part harmony.

Each year we welcome back old friends and look forward to greeting new ones.  As always, there will be both hands-on activities and in-depth theoretical discussion of biodynamics, gardening, homesteading, bee-keeping, pastures, local food, health, and more.

 It is a special delight to be hosting our long time compatriots Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird to celebrate the 30th year of gathering biodynamic and organic growers and enthusiasts throughout the Southeast. The first of these events was held at Hugh’s farm, The Union Agricultural Institute, in northern Georgia.  Don’t miss the after-dinner keynote with Jeff and Hugh, where we will toast to the good memories and explore the future of the biodynamic movement in the Southeast.

Besides all of that, we hope you will enjoy some quality time on the farm and feel the difference wholesome food and good atmosphere makes in your body and mind. This festival attracts a wide array of people with gifts to share, and ample time is allowed for one-on-one discussion with workshop leaders, and one another, throughout the weekend. We gather to learn, to share, to inspire each other, and to celebrate the passage of another growing season on the good earth.

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Your conference fee gets you: all of your home-grown, home-cooked, biodynamic, organic meals and beverages throughout the weekend, admittance to all workshops and lectures, and a place to camp.

Conference fees :

$125.00 for the whole weekend

$50.00 per day

No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

Details: The conference will be held at a new location this year! 

Directions are here.

If you are able, please park in the lower field across the road from the conference site, on the left.  Walk up the driveway and register, then feel free to set up camp, take a walk, join the farm tour, or dip your feet in the creek.  If you need assistance, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate.

For general inquiries, please email: Jeff at barefootfarmer.com, or coreekaleseed at yahoo.com, or call 615-699-4676.

By BJ Leichty

By BJ Leichty

This is a family friendly conference. There are beautiful places for children to play.

Volunteers are welcomed. Please contact us for details.

Free camp sites are available at Long Hungry Creek Farm.

We do not offer power or water hook-ups.

See www.rbstn.com for hotel lodging.

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Biodynamics was initiated in 1924 when Dr. Rudolf Steiner recommended we view our farms as living organisms in connection with all of the elements of the earth and cosmos. He suggested that the farm’s fertility should come from the farm itself, not from artificial fertilizers, because the latter would tend to make our food less nutritious and our thinking and feeling more materialistic. Along with practical methods for integrating soil, plants, and animals into a self-sustaining farm, biodynamic gardeners work with spiritual elements by using homeopathic preparations to create compost, high quality produce, and a pleasant atmosphere.