Events

Calendar of Events
Become A Mentor Farm   Fall Prep Making Mtg Winter Study Mtg BD Workshop Spring Meeting
Ongoing October 2nd January 28-29th  March 12th May 21st
Regional farms wanted to fill positions for apprentices Wintergreen Farm in Noti Goodfoot Farm 38001 Alexander Rd. Philomath OR 97370 Eugene Waldorf School Wintergreen Farm in Noti

Spring Meeting 2017

May 21st, 2017 at Wintergreen Farm in Noti

89846 Poodle Creek Rd.
Noti, OR 97461
541-935-7676

930am start

 

Counting the horns to make sure we found them all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 /branchroadfarm@gmail.com
Schedule

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)
2:00 Ceremony
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.

Biodynamics Workshop

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”

Join us in diggin’ a little deeper!

If specific questions about Sunday, email oregonbd@gmail.com

      Winter Study Meeting

Oregon Biodynamic Group Winter 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 / branchroadfarm@gmail.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
– Elections
– 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!!

Become A Mentor Farm

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!

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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.

FarmsNext is a full season entry-level residential internship program that combines hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture.

Katy Giombolini

South Willamette Chapter Coordinator
Rogue Farm Corps

Quarterly Meetings

Fall Meeting: October 2 at Wintergreen
Winter Meeting: January 28-9, 2017 TBA

Spring BD Workshop: TBA

Spring Mtg, Unearthing the Preps at Wintergreen                                                                                                        BDTeach

 

 

Oregon BioDynamic Group Fall Meeting – Making the BioDynamic  Preparations!                           
 
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
at Wintergreen Farm
Wali Via
89846 Poodle Creek Rd.
Noti, OR 97461
541-935-7676

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.
Schedule
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.
1) Announcements
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

 


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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 EarthInterested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact penny@biodynamics.com (link sends e-mail) or (262) 649-9212 x7


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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 branchroadfarm@gmail.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

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