[Market-farming] 9th Annual Southeast Biodynamic Gardening Conference Set for Sept. 24-26

Lisa Shively lisa at pressnetwork.com
Tue Jul 27 15:58:27 EDT 2004


The 9th Annual Southeast Biodynamic Gardening Conference and Harvest
Festival will be Fri., Sept. 24 through Sun., Sept. 26 at the Long
Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee. This year's keynote
speaker will be Trauger Groh, the founder of the Community Supported
Agriculture Movement in the United States.

The three days will also include intensive workshops with Jim Fulmer,
director of the biodynamic certification program form Oregon, Harvey
Lisle (retired soil scientist) from Ohio, Eric and Cher Smith of
Bugtussle Farm CSA, and Long Hungry Creek Farm's 'The Barefoot Farmer'
Jeff Poppen.

Six homegrown gourmet meals are included in the conference price.

Farmers, horticulturists, alternative health care practitioners and
organic food enthusiasts from across the country gather at the farm each
autumn to explore the fascinating world of biodynamics, which was
initiated in 1924 by the philosopher/scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner.
He recommended farming with compost instead of artificial fertilizers.
Biodynamic farming combines practical methods for integrating soil,
plants and animals into a self sustaining farm, as well as incorporating
the spiritual element and homeopathic preparations to create
extraordinary compost, high quality produce and a pleasant farm atmosphere.

Lectures on nature spirits, meditation, alternative health care,
Waldorf education and the biodynamic preparation will also be offered.
Pre-registration is appreciated. Camping is available and children are

For additional conference information, this year's brochure can be
viewed at

or the public can email jeff at barefootfarmer.com

Thought some of you may be interested in this event.


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