3-Day Biodynamic Workshop in Ojai, Farm to Table Dinner & A Movie

Bringing Biodynamics Down to Earth . . .
from Cosmos to Compost

Friday July 27th, Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29th, 2012

ImageBiodynamic farming is a powerful and proven system of farming organically. Utilized heavily around the world, in North America farmers have yet to take full advantage of this elegant natural system.

California biodynamic farmer and educator Gena Nonini will teach how to implement biodynamic practices in a commercial-scale farming enterprise, small urban farm, and all facets of landscaping.   A basis in theory followed by a lot of practical knowledge will enable you to put biodynamic practices to work on your farm, in your yard, at your hotel, golf course or container gardens.

Workshop Price: $275. (Group discount available.)
Please call to reserve your spot: 805-646-4294. Space is limited to 50 people.

Group Rates:
Workshop for 3 or more: $225 ea.
Workshop & dinner together: $325 ($225 for workshop & $100 for dinner.)

To purchase workshop tickets now, please click here.

Or you can send your tax-deductible donation, check payable to:
CRA (Center For Regenerative Agriculture),                                                                         w/ notation: Biodynamic Workshop.                                                                                    Mail check to Transition to Organics, 1129 Maricopa Hwy,                                           PMB 190, Ojai, CA 93023.

Day 1 – Biodynamic Agriculture: Background and History
A deeper look at the role of ‘natural’ law as defined by science vs. “cosmic” law as defined by the works of Goethe and Steiner. Intensive full day with lunch and dinner break. Lunch included.

Day 2 – Practical Applied Biodynamics (with part of the day on a biodynamic orchard).  Paradigm Shift in Thinking: The fundamental shift in thinking required for biodynamic practice. The role of fertility in relation to composting, cover cropping, soil structure and humus formation and the integration of biodynamic practices.

Class ends with a screening of the film “How To Save The World One Cow, One Man, One Planet” at the Ojai Theater, 4pm.  (Included in price for workshop, or separately: $10 at the door.  For more info, see below.)

6:30pm: Evening Farm To Table Dinner  ~  Please join us for an amazing evening of great food, great talk, new and old friends, in the citrus orchard under Ojai’s pink sky.

Dinner Price: $125. (Group discount available.)
Please call to reserve your spot: 805-646-4294.
Space is limited. Reservations required.

Group Rates:
Dinner, 2 tickets: $110 ea.
Dinner, 3 -7 tickets: $100 ea.
Workshop & dinner together: $325 ($225 for workshop & $100 for dinner.)

To purchase dinner tickets now, please click here.

Or you can send your tax-deductible donation, check payable to:
CRA (Center For Regenerative Agriculture),
with notation: Farm to Table.
Mail check to Transition to Organics,
1129 Maricopa Hwy, PMB 190, Ojai, CA 93023.
Checks must be received no later than July 21st.

(Movie and Dinner can be purchased separately from the workshop.)

Day 3 – Bringing biodynamics into the landscape arena. All aspects of BD principles, preps and applications will be covered in this wonderful morning focusing on landscaping and backyard food gardens.

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR
Gena Nonini is the owner of Marian Farms and a master distiller. She studied Agriculture Business Management at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and did her graduate work in Agribusiness at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Gena is sought after as an accomplished biodynamic farmer and teacher throughout the United States and Canada. She serves on a number of boards and offers private consulting services as well. Nonini is the president of the board of the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics and president of the board of the Biodynamic Trade Association.

Marian Farms was the first certified Demeter Biodynamic vineyard in the Americas in 1995. In addition to the vineyard, Marian Farms was the first citrus, almond and distillery operation in the Americas to be Demeter-certified. Today, Marian Farms is a 100+ acre, horticultural diversified farm with a 5,000 square foot distillery and CSA operation. http://www.marianfarmsbiodynamic.com

Transition to Organics presents…

“How To Save the World, One Man, One Cow, One Planet”

4:00pm, Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at the Ojai Playhouse, 145 East Ojai Ave. Ticket Price: $10 per person at the door

About the movie:                                                                                                                                 “I just watched your movie and I have unbelievable chills, and an excitement that I can barely find words to express. I will do what I can to spread this word.”  Marsha Weiner, Food Muse Media

“A beautiful prayer of hope – with the David versus Goliath reality clearly stated.”  William E. Mark, author, ‘The Holy Order of Water’

“How to Save the World is amazing. Indeed it may be the answer to the most pressing problem of world food. Do get yourself a copy.”  Dr Robert Anderson, Union of Concerned Scientists

Transition to Organics (TTO) is a project of Center for Regenerative Agriculture (http://www.ojaicra.org/).  TTO’s focus is to support the Earth by working with Nature. We are committed to inspiring and educating land stewards, offering workshops, conferences and hands-on advice about how to build self-nourishing systems which create happy, healthy farms, gardens and communities.

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