Fall Biodynamic Overnight Intensive w/ Tal Simchoni

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Date(s) - 10/02/2015 - 10/04/2015
All Day

Location
Philadelphia Community Farm

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Biodynamic Agriculture is a type of organic agriculture that strives to create a diverse and balanced ‘farm organism’ that provides for itself. It bridges healthy bodies with healthy soils by harnessing regenerative earthly and cosmic forces, and infusing them into the soil and the harvest. This is accomplished through the use of special homeopathic medicines used in compost making and directly on the earth or plants. Over time soil fertility grows. Biodynamically-based nutrition increases health, thinking, and learning. This intensive is open to gardeners of all levels. Theory and practical knowledge will be harvested through lecture, practice, artistic movement and sharing.

People gathered in yard by red barn at Buttermilk Falls CSA farm

Learn biodynamics in a fun-filled, weekend retreat setting on a working biodynamic farm. Philadelphia Community Farm is located in Osceola, WI, about 45 min from the Twin Cities, amidst the bluffs of the St. Croix River. (599 280th St, Osceola, WI 54020)  Topics will include:

  • Introduction to biodynamic concepts
  • Biodynamic preparation theory, use and practice
  • Making the horn manure preparation
  • Making biodynamic compost
  • Cosmic rhythms and using a planting calendar
  • Garden planning

Workshop begins Friday evening, Oct 2, at 6 pm and ends on Sunday, Oct 4, after lunch. On Saturday, participants will join in a Michaelmas festival (a harvest festival) which will tie into the workshop schedule. Cost of $250 plus $15 for supplies includes meals and lodging. Financial hardship discounts possible.

Tal Simchoni is an Affiliate Instructor with Novalis Institute. Learn more about Tal Simchoni. Tal can be reached at tsimchoni@yahoo.com or 320-429-2145.

Philadelphia Community Farm hosts both Buttermilk Falls CSA and folk school retreat center.  Visit buttermilkcsa.com

Biodynamic Compost heap with red barn in background at Buttermilk Falls CSA