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Beyond Organics: An Introduction to Biodynamics
Join Biodynamic Association Executive Director Robert Karp and biodynamic farmer Steffen Schneider of Hawthorne Valley Farm in New York for an introduction to biodynamic farming methods.
Biodynamics is a holistic approach to farming and gardening that takes organic principles to a whole new level. As in organic agriculture, biodynamic farmers do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. But biodynamics is not only about what farmers cannot do. Biodynamics is an ecological, ethical, and spiritual approach to agriculture which creates fertility and health from within the farm and produces food with extraordinary flavor, nutrition, and quality.
Come learn more at the UK Horticulture Research Farm (South Farm) onWednesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm.
For more information: contact Steve Diver, Farm Superintendent, (859) firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays at the Farm
Join the UK Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Working Group for First Friday at the UK Horticultural Research Farm. Exchange ideas and network with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty, staff, local food producers and advocates for sustainable agriculture and enduring food systems. The first event is scheduled for Friday, September 5th, with breakfast and networking from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
At 8:30 a.m., John Strang, the UK College of Agriculture Extension Fruits and Vegetables Specialist, will lead a tour of the fruit research plots at South Farm, including apples, peaches, blueberries and a few products you may not know. He promises a wealth of information for both backyard and commercial growers.
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Welcome to Greenhouse: A UK Living, Learning Community
Greenhouse is a new living-learning community that engages students in learning about many aspects of the local environment, all in the context of sustainability, by bringing together students and faculty interested in understanding and actively supporting the development of a healthy environment for all residents.