The first two Home Grown New Mexico classes have been completed. Both were great!
The first class pictured above, a Biochar workshop by Michael Reed was on March 25 down in South Valley, Albuquerque and the participants learned about biochar, what it is and watched how to do a burn to make biochar and then took a tour of Michael Reed’s property.
The second class pictured above, a Miso workshop by Nao Sadewic, was last Sunday, April 8th here in Santa Fe. It was great learning about koji, miso and other Japanese foods. We had samples of different foods made with koji, a slide presentation and a demo on how to make miso.
Here is an exciting event that is coming to Santa Fe. Check it out!
GET INSPIRED by incredible speakers from within and beyond
the biodynamic community doing groundbreaking work with the living earth.
DISCOVER how a living approach to agriculture can help us consciously collaborate with our planet to create healthy, living, vibrant landscapes and nourishing food.
LEARN practical skills in biodynamic and regenerative practices and explore biodynamic principles and philosophy, whether you are new to biodynamics or have been practicing for decades.
CONNECT with hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators,
activists, and earth lovers at a farm field day, local food tasting,
film screenings, mixers, meetups, artistic performances, and music and dancing
Online registration closes November 1. But you can register at the event too.
Register now to save $50 off the full on-site registration rate and guarantee your space in pre-conference workshops. For more info and to register go to:
The Biodynamics class was great! Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition, and a potent force for change worldwide. Poki talked about the ecological approach and showed us his barrel compost he makes and how to do it and the practical side of applying Biodynamic products and principles to his compost and soil, while Dominique talked more about the spiritual side of what Biodynamics represents.
We got a planting calendar page for the month and many handouts on the basics of Biodynamics. Then we went out to the fields to learn more. Biodynamics is so much more than just growing food.
Here are links to the handouts and resources:
BIODYNAMIC ASSOCIATION: www.biodynamics.com
12 ways to Learn More about Biodynamics:
Stella Datura-Biodynamic Planting Calender
JOSEPHINE PORTER INSTITUTE: (to buy preparations and literature)
BIODYNAMIC FARMING AND REPARATIONS: (free 20 page doc from ATTRA)
PFEIFFER CENTER: (training and workshops)
RUDOLF STEINER ARCHIVES: (free downloads-please donate)
PURCHASING BIODYNAMIC COMPOST LOCALLY:
Eight lectures given 1922-23 by Rudolf Steiner (free download)
Culture & Horticulture by Wolf D. Storl
Gardening for Life by Maria Thun
2016 North American Biodynamic Conference
November 16-20, 2016
Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
It’s not too late to sign up for this class on this coming Sunday!
Sun. May 17
Basics of Biodynamics
Time: 1 pm —3 pm
Instructors: Poki Pottin & Dominique Pozo
Location: Gaia Gardens-2255 Paseo de los Chamisos • Santa Fe
Come learn the basics of using biodynamics in your garden. Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced garden ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Poki will explain the principles of biodynamics and show you how to apply it to your gardens.
Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!