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October 2022 Biodynamic Intensive Gathering Tickets (per person)

$375


Join us for a 3-day hands-on biodynamic intensive at the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Bio-Dynamics. Recordings will be available of the four major presentations. 

Lodging may be procured in nearby Floyd, VA. Some camp sites available on location. Some need-based scholarships available. Contact the office at jpiadmin@jpibiodynamics.org for more information.

If you are unable to make it in person, the livestream and recordings may be purchased here.

Thursday October 13th 


4:00 - 5:30  JPI Farm Tour and Riverstone Organics

  • Meeting Alex and learning about no spray organic practices and JPI’s collaborative project researching compost piles. 

5:30 - 6:00  Break

6:00 - 7:30  Cookout

  • Opening Remarks: meet board president, staff, and discuss weekend itinerary  

7:30 - 8:00 Cleanup

8:00 - 9:00 Campfire Chats

  • Stewart leading cosmic discussion 

 

Friday October 14th 

 

9:00 - 9:30  Coffee and Breakfast 

9:30 - 10:00  Introducing ourselves 

  • introductions from participants and the functions of the JPI team

 10:00 - 12:00  Horn Silica (501) demonstration, 

Yarrow Preparation (502) demonstration, 

Chamomile Preparation (503) hands-on making workshop*

         *Stewart exploring spiritual foundations of agriculture & BD context during

 

12:00 - 1:30  Lunch 

1:30 - 2:40  Mike Biltonen Speaking

  • Mike’s experience and history working with orchards and how biodynamic practices affect this. 

2:40 - 3:00  Break

3:00 - 6:00  Dandelion Preparation (506) hands-on making workshop

       Horn Manure (500) hands-on making workshop*

     *Stewart exploring spiritual foundations of agriculture & BD context during 

6:00 - 7:30  Dinner

7:30 - 8:00  Clean up 

8:00 - 9:00  Campfire Chats

  • Check in with the group, answer questions, and listen to everyone’s thoughts on the work we’ve done so far. 



Saturday October 15th 

 

9:00 - 9:30 Coffee and Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 The Future of Biodynamics + Q&A session

  • Group discussion about the potential of biodynamics in our current society and what we’d all like to see grow in the future. 

10:30 - 12:00  Nettle Preparation (504) demonstration 

Oak Bark Preparation (505) demonstration

12:00 - 1:30  Break and Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 Farewells and Cleanup