Rudolf Steiner College
9200 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Tel. (916) 961-8727
Located on a beautiful thirteen- acre campus just east of Sacramento, the College offers students a wide range of educational opportunities, including a comprehensive selection of Biodynamic workshops and events, evening study groups, and a Biodynamic Farm Apprenticeship Program. Students enrolled at the College can participate in a variety of biodynamic educational activities, including classes and work in Raphael Garden, the collegeâ€™s 3-acre Demeter certified Biodynamic farm.
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Education 2012â€“2013 Workshop Calendar
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
PO Box 990
East Troy, WI 53120
The Institute is a public non-profit with the mission to cultivate the ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through education, research, policy, and market development. Their organic and biodynamic farm training and education includes work in the classroom and in their garden. Beginning farmers through advanced growers develop the skills and competencies to take their agricultural careers to the next level. The Institute also offers internship opportunities.
Biodynamic Agricultural College
East Sussex UK
Contact: Nir Halfon firstname.lastname@example.org
The College offers fully accredited courses in Biodynamic agriculture and horticulture, but for those of you not able to commute to England, we have good news. The College is launching an on-line program for farmers, growers or back yard gardeners- anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of biodynamic farming. The course consists of 11 modules- each consisting of a module reader, live online seminars, recorded short films and online tutorials with one of our teachers. Students from all over the world can interact with each other through the online forum, forging a new network of biodynamic practitioners. We are so excited about the potential of this on-line learning project, the College has agreed to let us take it too!
The Pfeiffer Center
260 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
The mission of the Pfeiffer Center is to practice, teach and spread awareness of the biodynamic method of agriculture and land care. The Center offers educational programs, workshops and events, internships, and a one-year training course "Practical Training in Biodynamics"
Hawthorne Valley Farm
327 County Route 21C
Ghent, New York 12075
This beautiful Biodynamic farm offers day-long classes, two-week intensives, a Whole Farm Planning Course, summer camps, and farm tours, as well as year-long farm apprenticeships.
The Josephine Porter Institute
P.O. Box 133
Woolwine, VA 24185-0133
The mission of JPI is to heal the earth through production of quality biodynamic preparations, and to advance education and research in biodynamic methods. They support farmers and gardenersâ€™ education by offering daylong and weeklong workshops on the biodynamic preparations.
Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
445 Floyd Highway North
Floyd, VA 24091
Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Sanctuary aims to restore the health and vitality of the honeybee worldwide. Since founding Spikenard Farm in 2006, Gunther Hauk and his wife Vivian have been actively spreading their vision of sustainable biodynamic beekeeping by providing on-site workshops, lectures, consulting and publications.
“The natural gifts, naturally inherited knowledge, traditional medicines, and so on that have been passed down from ancient times are all losing their value. We need to acquire new knowledge in order to be able to enter into all the interrelationships of these things. . . Today, no less than in ancient times, we are in need of knowledge that can really enter into the inner workings of nature.”
â€” Rudolf Steiner, Agriculture (1924)