|Become A Mentor Farm||Fall Prep Making Mtg||Winter Study Mtg||BD Workshop||Spring Meeting|
|Ongoing||October 15th 2017||January 20-21st 2018||TBA||TBA|
|Regional farms wanted to fill positions for apprentices||Wintergreen Farm in Noti||Leaping Lamb Farm||Alsea OR||TBA||Wintergreen Farm in Noti|
Spring Meeting 2017
May 21st, 2017 at Wintergreen Farm in Noti
89846 Poodle Creek Rd.
Noti, OR 97461
Spring is here! Please join us in this annual unearthing of the BD preps! This is a time of renewal, a time to celebrate the forces of creation, a time for networking and making strong BD connections! Come to learn, come to converse, come to share.
The Oregon BD Group meetings are a place for growth in this work we do, to further our understanding and learning…. We strongly welcome all newcomers to come take part! Questions: Call Andhi Reyna 541-942-5424 /firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30 Arrive, set up, and dig horns
10:30 Intro to Biodynamics and Biodynamic conversations
12:00 lunch – brown bag
1:00 Business meeting (hear what’s happening with your local BD group)
2:30 Ceremony, Dig up the preps, Bury BC, clean up
5:30 Potluck Supper
As Rudolph Steiner writes “We feel our souls expanding in a new way during these days at the beginning of spring….It is at this time of year that human souls find that there lives….in the innermost core of their being, a fount of eternal, divine existence.
Other info: If you need preps, contact Adam at least 3 days prior to the meeting (541) 343-2050.
Dandelions – collect all you can! Bring to either the spring or summer meeting. Pick on good calendar days (avoid black out days). Pick in the morning and dry out of the sun. They should be young, fresh blossoms with a “bull’s eye” of unopened petals in the center, before being pollinated.
Coming up soon: Our annual Oregon Biodynamic Group Spring Workshop!!
March 12th at the Eugene Waldorf School 10-3pm
This year we have special guests, Harald and Cynthia Hoven coming from the Rudolf Steiner College in CA! They’ll present with us for the day, as well as give added talks through the weekend in Portland and McMinnville on Plant Observations and Seed Saving!!
“Spirit never without matter, matter never without Spirit”
Winter Study Meeting
Saturday and Sunday, January 28th – 29th, 2017This year our Winter Study will be held at Goodfoot Farm!Goodfoot Farm is a small family farm, located on the banks of the Luckiamute River in the Hoskins area of Kings Valley, Oregon (20 miles northwest of Corvallis).Beth Hoinacki ~ Goodfoot Farm
38001 Alexander Rd., Philomath, OR 97370
Please come join us for a warm and welcoming weekend as we strive to deepen our study,
our work and discuss Biodynamics!
For our winter study this year, we plan to review the Oregon BD Prep Manuel and the current editing it is undergoing. In previous meetings we have been discussing how we and others make the preps, looking at various ways that we might want to experiment with as a group. These discussions have been a prelude to revising our OR BD Prep Manual. We would like those who have been working on it to share the fruits of the labor!
Our focus of study will be out of Lecture 5 from Steiner’s Agriculture Course. We will focus in on the plants used in the BD preparations.
Harald Hoven will be coming to town in March for a weekend full of his wisdom and experience pertaining to biodynamics, seed saving, and guiding us through the prep plants..plant vignettes….So for our winter study weekend, we will do our own prework!
We will also share in the presentations from those who attended the National Biodynamic Association’s Conference.
This is always a time for continued strengthening of our group through the understandings gained in our studies as well as taking the time to focus on collective work for 2017!
All are welcomed to attend and are greatly appreciated for their presence!
So please join us new and current members alike!
Please bring a brown bag lunch for Saturday and potluck items for Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch.
If planning to spend the night, please RSVP to Beth. Please bring sleeping bags,etc. For any other questions or info, contact Andhi Reyna 541-942-5424 / email@example.com
Schedule: Saturday, January 28th
12:30 pm – Arrive, brown bag lunch
1:30-3pm – Study, Prep Manuel Review and Revision Work
3 – 3:30 – Break
3:30 – 5pm – Business Mtg, Part 1:
– Announcements and Reports
– Annual Report
– Updates and Nat’l Information
– Spring Open House Planning / Harald Hoven / and 2017 mtgs
– Other items
5 – 6:30pm – Potluck supper
6:30-7:30 – National Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association Conference Presentations
8pm —- Continued discussions / Q and A / Tricks of the Trade
Schedule: Sunday, January 29th
7:30 – 8:30 – Potluck breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 – Study – Lecture 5 ~ The Preparation Plants
9:45 – 10am – Break
10:00 – 12pm – Business Mtg Agenda:
– Prep Storage Updates / Transitions
– Prep Working Mtgs designations / responsibilities
– OR BD Group Mission Statement
– remaining/open agenda items
12pm – 12:30 – Goodfoot Farm and Farm Tour
12:30 – Lunch
– Also, we will be having an ongoing seed swap during this mtg, so please bring seeds to share!!
Regional farms wanted to fill positions for apprentices. Review the program and the steps to become a mentor farm. There will be a separate classroom curriculum in addition to on-farm learning. Contact Barry Lia or Kimberly Barnes for further information and encouragement!
Rogue Farm Corps
TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS
JOIN US AND APPLY FOR A POSITION TODAY!
Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with more than 20 host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, and more.
Fall Meeting: October 2 at Wintergreen
Winter Meeting: January 28-9, 2017 TBA
Spring BD Workshop: TBA
at Wintergreen Farm
89846 Poodle Creek Rd.
Noti, OR 97461
Come help bury the biodynamic preps! We begin early, but welcome people whenever they come. Please bring a brown bag lunch and a potluck dish for supper.
Every fall meeting with the burial of the preparations, we also have a ceremonial burial of the combined soil of all those who attend and help, in dedication of our work – so please do remember to bring a handful of soil from your farm or land. Plan for any kind of weather. Boots and clothes to work in, are good ideas. Making the preps is intent-filled work as well as a time to learn much from our fellow farmers, gardeners and students.
8:30 – 11am Arrive, prepare preps, bury horns
11:00 -12pm BD introduction for newcomers /make Barrel Compost (BC)
12:00pm Brown bag lunch
1:00 – 2pm Business Mtg.
2) Updates / Nat’l Conference
3) Future needs and planning
4) March Open House initial planning
5) Winter study talk – finding a meeting place, deepening our work, what to study
2:00 Ceremony of Community Soil Burial
2:30 Bury Preps, short talks about each
5:00 Clean up!
5:30 Potluck Supper
To order preps, please call Adam McKinley at least 3 days ahead of the mtg. 971-208-3909 or 503-873-3406
Questions? Call Andhi Reyna 541-942-5424
Register by September 15 for early bird discount https://www.biodynamics.com/
Discover how a living approach to agriculture can help us consciously collaborate with our planet to create healthy, living, vibrant landscapes and nourishing food
Join us this November 16-20 in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico — along with hundreds of other farmers, gardeners, educators, activists, and stewards of the earth from across the continent and beyond — for the 2016 North American Biodynamic Conference, Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth. Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) or (262) 649-9212 x7
To suggest additional items for this calendar, contact us.
The Oregon Biodynamic Group’s Spring Agricultural Workshop!
April 10th, 2015, 10am-4pm ~ Corvallis Waldorf School
~ Come learn more during this day of hands-on presentations and informative talks!
~ We’ll cover some of the core components and fundamentals of Biodynamic farming and gardening.
Topics to include:
● Intro to BD and Converting New Land
● Composting, the BD Preps and Spray Preps 500 and 501
● Planting by the Moon Calendar
● Animal Husbandry
● Beekeeping 101
● Permaculture, Q and A and more!
~ Bring your lunch and all weather gear ~ Sugg. Donation of $10 ~ For more info: oregonbd.org / facebook, Oregon Biodynamic or call Andhi Reyna, 541-942-5424, email email@example.com Corvallis Waldorf School: 3855 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330 For CWS info and other ??’s, 541.829.2665 mobile / 541 .758.4674 office