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Spring 2019 Workshop Perma-Dynamics
Spring 2019 Workshop Perma-Dynamics

Spring 2019 Workshop Perma-Dynamics

Regular price $450.00 $450.00 Sale

We are excited to host Perma-Dynamics, a four-day residential workshop held on our farm in Floyd Virginia. During this experience, participants will receive introductory instruction in permaculture design principles as applied to the creation of the biodynamic farm organism on Josephine Porter Institute's farm. 

Perma-dynamics is a bridge workshop between the Permaculture Design Methodology and the intuitive and spiritual applications and insights of Biodynamic & Regenerative Agriculture. This initial class will lay the foundation for a full PDC. The continuing series will be in Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and an Independent study in Winter 2020. Dates TBD with initial cohort. This workshop is for the new or experienced farmer, gardener, or anyone interested in the profound practice of soil stewardship. 

Registration is $450 per person (discount to couples). Local herb, native plant, soil, and water experts and professionals will be featured in this four-day event. Camping is encouraged, dorm-style lodging can be reserved through JPI (call for details).
If you have any questions on registration,  please contact Lisa Thompson at jpiadmin@jpibiodynamics.org  or call 540-745-7030

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  Outline of Workshop:

DAY 1: EARTH- GROUNDING WORK

  • Introductions and Opening Circle
  • The Harmony of Preparations
  • Farm Tour

JOINING WITH THE LAND

  • Elements within Design
  • Designing a Farm Organism
  • Design Slam: Lecture in Practice

DAY 2: EARTH- SOILS AND THE PLANT COMMUNITY

  • Growing Soils Biodynamically
  • The Plant Community

THE PLANT HUMAN CONNECTION

  • Guilds and Their Function
  • Design Slam: Lecture in Practice

DAY 3: WATER

  • Energy Flows in the Landscape
  • The Life of Water

AIR LIGHT WARMTH

  • Marrying the Cosmos
  • Using the Biodynamic Preparations
  • Preparation: Lecture in Practice

DAY 4: WHITSUN

  • Biodynamic Spray
  • Design Presentations
  • Closing