Friends of the Farm would like to invite you to a class on the "Fundamentals of Biodynamic Gardening" on February 9th. Details and contact information is below,
Friends of the Farm
Purpose: To encourage community among the Four Corners Cooperative family. Examples include; organizing festivals, community dinners, work projects, fundraising, meals for farmers, recipes, classes, cooking groups, etc.
To encourage the spirit (philosophy) of the original farm organism as we move into the future. This includes and is not limited to: Biodynamics, farm members pledging to support our entire farm organism, (thus, separating money from the purchasing of food), and farm members gifting time, talents and treasure to support the farm organism.
Class: February 9, 2019
Facilitator- Dane Felton
Dane has been working on farms for the past 8 years. He has a keen interest in biodynamics and anthroposophy. He is coming into his third year with the Temple-Wilton Community Farm where he works with the vegetables, the cows and the life of our farm organism. The class that he facilitated last month has received great reviews! We are fortunate to have him share with us. He looks forward to meeting more members and friends of the farm!
Fundamentals of Biodynamic Gardening
Join us for a day of exploring how we can improve our gardens through biodynamics. We will consider the garden as a whole and then proceed to the particulars of building fertility and health as practical activities from a biodynamic perspective. Below is an outline of topics to be covered. Please bring your gardening questions!
9:00am to 10:30am Introductions and Overview
Planning a Garden
What is a garden organism? How can we bring a garden to life?
Assessing and Amending the Soil
Qualitative ways to read and improve the soil. Start from the ground up!
Sowing and Transplanting
Techniques for starting vigorous seedlings and getting plants off on the right foot.
Understanding the forces at work through movement
10:30am-11:am Break for refreshments and conversation
11:00am -12:30pm Fertilization, Cultivation, and Spray Preparations
Tending to the garden to enhance production, quantitatively and qualitatively.
Harvesting and Processing Considerations
How to make the most of what your garden produces.
Putting Things to Rest
Cover-cropping, compost-making, and the gardener in winter.
12:30pm -1:30pm Potluck lunch
1:30pm -3:00pm Recap/Summary
Artistic Enlivening and sharing
Location: Donna Riley’s house: 8 Cross Road, Amherst, NH
Suggested donation $30.00. The donations will go to paying down our farm debt. Scholarships are available. To register for this class and if you have any questions, please contact:
Donna Riley, firstname.lastname@example.org 603 546 5737
The class is limited to 8 people.