Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario Holds it’s AGM
AGM in Armow Saturday April 5
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 5:00 pm
Place: Armow Community Centre
810 Concession 7 Kincardine
(junction of sideroad 15)
The morning program is dedicated to election of officers and reports from various committees. After our business in the morning, we will feature Jodi Koberinski of the Organic Council of Ontario. Jodi travelled to India last year to visit Vandana Shiva at her Seed Saving Conference, and visited local farms, including biodynamic operations. Regarding her slide presentation, Jodi wrote:
“In 2012, I was invited by Dr. Vandana Shiva to take part in the Bhoomi Conference at the Navdanya Institute- a seed saving farm and centre for education in Dehra Dun, India. As part of the course work following the October 2012 conference, a group of international students traveled to a biodynamic mango farm in India to learn about biodynamic approaches in indian agriculture. I will bring slides and stories from my trip, as well as information from colleagues I met on the farms in India. My background is in policy and food processing and marketing, and my presentation will centre on my perspectives as a consumer and advocate, rather than as an agronomist or practicing farmer.”
Jodi’s presentation will be followed by lunch, generously provided by the Hack families. We are asked to bring a dessert or a salad to go with homemade soup and bread. It would be nice for everyone to bring their own dishes and cutlery.The cost of the lunch is by donation.
In the afternoon, Chris Boettcher will present the latest trends out of Europe in biodynamic practices. The AGM will be a great forum to share your own on-farm experiences, and to hear about those of other members. Very thought-provoking, and sure to create food for discussion.
Preparations will be available at this meeting, for a donation. We are blessed to have dedicated prep makers who come together as communities to make the preparations in a consciously reverent manner, so that we who garden and farm biodynamically can carry out our work of partnering with the Earth. Please remember the sacredness of the preparations and the generosity of all the kingdoms when you make your donation. A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $20.00 or more.