the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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dreamy dream job


For those of you whom have fantasized about growing on an organic biodynamic farm IN HAWAII, we feel like it is our solemn duty to inform you that Pu’u O Haku Ranch on Molokai is hiring for a ground manager position. See posting below:

Grounds Maintenance Specialist.
Primary Responsibilities: This position is typically responsible for performing a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following; manual weed removal, pruning, mowing, trimming, planting, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, landscape lighting, pool, waterscape and drainage maintenance and occasional seed collection and installation of mortarless loose rock paths and small wall units.

The Grounds Maintenance Specialist is also responsible for many different projects related to planning, planting and caring for grounds, orchards and gardens including; Continue reading

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raise the barn

another worthy kickstarter project, this one at the Pfeiffer Center.

Raise the Historic Red Barn!

We believe each plot of earth is distinct and special. We call it the farm individuality, and we’re teaching the next generation of farmers – and everyone who eats – how to respect and nourish their land, whether it’s an urban window box, a suburban backyard, or a working farm.

We teach children and adults the biodynamic methods that bring chemical-free fertility to our soil. You’ve heard of organic farming and permaculture principles, well, they can both trace their roots back to biodynamics.

Biodynamics works. It’s more than being sustainable. It’s about healing and thriving. Continue reading

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fall biodynamic workshop

Fall Intensive Workshop, Wednesday, October 31st through Sunday, November 4th in Woolwine, Virginia.

Harvesting of sheaths and the making of the Biodynamic preparations, including spray and compost preps and barrel compost.  Five days of hands-on workshops and lectures.
Guest Speaker – Brian Wickert, Viroqua, WI.

All meals included.  Some lodging is available. Camping in tents permitted.
A limited number of sliding scale/work-exchange places are available for beginning Biodynamic farmers and farm apprentices.
Call 276-930-2463 to make reservations.

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Biodynamic Winter Intensive

Plants, Earth and Cosmos
A workshop for farmers, gardeners and others seeking a working relation to the land

February 14-19 and/or February 21-26

Led by The Nature Institute and the Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center in partnership with the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association

The Nature Institute and the Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center are offering two complementary weeks of instruction to those seeking a fuller understanding of biodynamic agriculture. Continue reading

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BDANC Summer Meeting

June 27-28, Golden Vineyards and Mendocino Organics are hosting the Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) Summer 2009 Meeting at beautiful Heart Arrow Ranch in Redwood Valley, CA (about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco).


The weekend will include a farm tour, a yarrow prep-making workshop, a group study on “Growing Community,” and yummy catering by Mimi Frey. Full agenda and info on meal reservations and accommodations are available here: Continue reading