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Biodynamic farming conference


The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association will hold its national conference at Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Road in Chestnut Ridge, from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3.

The keynote speakers include Fred Kirschemann, president of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Westchester County, and Sister Miriam MacGillis, co-founder of Genesis Farm in Blairstown, N.J.

Conference workshops will cover a range of topics, from biodynamic farming to making raw sauerkraut to the honeybee crisis. A benefit biodynamic food and wine tasting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 and include a special screening of “Queen of the Sun,” a new documentary on the honeybee crisis.

The cost to attend the full conference is $195 per person; the cost to attend the benefit is $25 for conference registrants and $50 per person for walk-ins; the cost to attend the conference as a walk-in on Oct. 2 or 3 is $90 per day. Visit www.threefold.org/bda for more information or to register.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 6:49 pm by Laura Incalcaterra. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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