List of Upcoming Workshops & Events for 2017
EFAO - Ecological Farmers of Ontario - presents is annual three day conference this year in Collingwood, Ontario. November 29 to December 1, 2017. Earth Haven Learning Centre will be participating in its 3rd year as a trade vendor selling books and answering questions on organic, biodynamic, permaculture, restorative and sustainable agricultural practices. For more information, visit www.conference.efao.ca or see our calendar.
Living Food for Health - Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Morning session: Sprouting Basics with Dr. Phil Narini, MD, a plastic surgeon at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, is passionate about learning, understanding and sharing knowledge on the connection between diet and disease. Dr. Phil will discuss and demonstrate the basics of sprouting, including the whys, hows and whats. Participants will learn about different seeds, how to sprout at home, and create one’s own fermented foods.
Afternoon session: Live Food Demonstration with Louise Nadeau, a Hippocrates Health Institute ambassador, pursues her goal of being healthy in body, mind and spirit and enjoys sharing her experiences and skills with others who want more vitality and improved health. Louise will demonstrate how to prepare several popular “live foods.” Participants will taste a few of her specialties and she will have some items and resources for sale. See our calendar for full details.
Trenton Woodlot Conference - 28th Annual Event - hosted by Hastings Stewardship Council and Partners - Friday, November 24, 2017 - at the Batawa Community Centre, Batawa, Ontario.
Woodlots can be a great source of firewood and an asset for any landowner. How do woodlots contribute to meeting some of the bigger environmental challenges that we as Canadians are facing?
Do It In The Raw! Eating That Is! - Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Local Health & Wellness Fair, featuring Brian Clement, HHI, at the Cobourg Community Centre. CLICK HERE for full details.
Self-Reliance in Food Preparation - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Morning session will be led by Lorraine Schmid, a nutritionist and organic farmer, will explain why and how "ferments" are good for you. You will experience hands-on training in making them. This ancient technique for storing summer's bounty is done without chemicals or preservatives. It is not only reserved for cabbage (sauerkraut) but can also be done using radishes, carrots, beans and much more. See our calendar for full details.
The Esoteric Principles of Yarrow - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Jonathan Code from Crossfields Institute, Stroud, England will share his insights and observations on how esoteric principles of yarrow influence farming and gardening practices. Jonathan will also facilitate an exploration of how biodynamic preparations are relevant in agriculture. See calendar for more information.
The "How To" in Applying Biodynamic Preparations - Sunday, June 25, 2017 - join an open discussion on how biodynamic preparations are made and used. Led by Aric Aguonie, Rosemary Tayler and Victoria Hoffman. All three members of this panel have attended several training sessions with biodynamic prep-making expert Hugh Courtney in Woolwine, Virgina. The afternoon session will be a practical, hands-on demonstration with group participation. This session focuses on the application of horn manure (BD500) and horn silica (BD501). Sequential spraying and combination spraying will be discussed. See calendar for more information
Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening and Farming. Six Saturdays in the months from May to October, 2017. This learning program enables participants to apply basic concepts and fundamental principles. Classes take place on Saturdays between 10 am and 3 pm from May through October. This program focuses on understanding and applying biodynamic principles with hands-on experiences, including artistic and creative exercises to heighten one’s consciousness as a gardener of biodynamics.
Saturday, May 13 — The Science Behind Biodynamics and the Garden as a Living Organism. An introduction to Goetheran observation and how Rudolf Steiner viewed science and agriculture. A new way of connecting to your garden or farm.
Saturday,June 17 — Exploring Soil Science and the Value of Compost. An in-depth look at the microbial world and how these minute organisms make soil and feed plants. Soil chemistry as a living science including a walk-a-bout to evaluate different soils.
Saturday, July 8 — Timing is Everything. Paying attention to the solar, lunar and planetary rhythms within the Zodiac has direct benefits to planting, pruning, weeding and tending your garden.
Saturday, August 12 — The Four Elements: The Backbone of Nature. Learn to perceive these elements in everything we do. A gardener’s meditation.
Saturday, September 9 — Biodynamic Preparations. Connecting to the etherial aspects of gardening. Understand how basic preparations are created and used to enliven compost, plants and soil.
Saturday, October 14 — Putting It All Together. An overview of biodynamic principles with respect to nutrition. An understanding of how quality affects the vitality of food.
All classes will be taught by Rosemary Tayler.
Saturday classes will be at Hesperus Village in Toronto. For directions - See Map
Prince Edward County Garden Show - June 17, 2017 - Earth Haven Learning Centre will be participating in this event as a vendor selling books on organic, biodynamic, permaculture and restorative farming and gardening practices as well as books on food processing, canning and storage. For more information visit http://prince-edward-county.com/event/the-county-garden-show/ or See calendar for more information
Bay of Quinte Home Show - April 28, 29, 30, 2017 - Earth Haven Learning Centre will be participating in this event as a vendor selling books on organic, biodynamic, permaculture and restorative farming and gardening practices as well as books on food processing, canning and storage. For more information visit www.bayofquintehomeshow.com or See calendar for more information
Chicken Talk - Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Chicken and turkey enthusiast, Mark Grignon, will share his wisdom, knowledge and experiences in raising heritage and mixed poultry breeds in an integrated farm system. He will speak to your questions and include such topics as bird health, foraging and grazing, as well as ethical and social considerations. See calendar for more information.
The Essence of Nutrition in Agriculture - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Titia Posthuma, a dedicated biodynamic farmer and teacher in Eastern Ontario, will share insights and wisdom on nutrition, including the following:
• why nutrition is more than substance, according to Rudolph Steiner
• what the nutritional process looks like in soil, animals, plants, and humans
• how to apply the essence of nutrition to agriculture
See calendar for more information.