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 We are also thrilled to share what more we can accomplish together in 2020 with your continued support. 

Earlier in 2019, JPI hosted several workshops at our demonstration farm in Floyd, VA, including the first two installments of “Perma-Dynamics” - the marriage of permaculture and biodynamics (BD). By creating a platform for workshops with BD practitioners, soil scientists, chromatography specialists and permaculture experts, JPI has broadened our base of resources to support numerous voices within the BD community. In 2020, with your help, we hope to offer workshops on soil health, BD practices and fruit tree production, microdynamics (small homesteads and backyard gardens), seed saving and the final two workshops in the Perma-Dynamics series. The list is still growing. 

 

In January, 2019, we bought a big green tractor! It enabled us to clear trash and concrete as we prepared the land with inspiration from our Perma-Dynamic farm design. We installed vegetable and herb beds, guild beds and planted trees. JPI's core mission is to educate people in the knowledge and practical use of the Biodynamic preparations. Now, in addition to providing BD preparations, we can literally show our clients and customers how to use them on their land. Purchasing "Big Green" was just the beginning. We have also identified the need to winterize our structures and make the farm more accessible during the winter and rainy seasons. 

With your financial support, the Josephine Porter Institute can continue to grow and to nurture biodynamic principles and practices through our Farm Development, Outreach, Education and Preparation-Making. Thank you for your generous gift to the Josephine Porter Institute.

 Please contact our office to make a donation by phone, or donate online by following this link.

 

Associative Contract deadline has been extended to April 31st!

We will be extending the deadline for applying for an Associative Contract with JPI. We have heard from our biodynamic community that during this crisis,  more time is needed for this service. Click this popup to continue to our Associative Contract page.