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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) 948-3614steve.diver@uky.edu.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
UK Horticulture Research Farm

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.

Like First Fridays on Facebook: facebook.com/UKAgFirstFriday or follow on Twitter @UKFirstFriday

Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Location: 
UK Horticultural Research Farm

Naturally Successful

A 2000 graduate of UK’s Natural Resource Conservation and Management (NRCM) program, Dr. Ben Gramig has taken his undergraduate emphasis in policy and made it his own as a professional.Since graduating from the NRCM program in 2009, Erin Murphy is enjoying her career at Stantec Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, a company that specializes in stream restoration and ecological services. They came back to talk with us about their experience after UK.

Learning By Doing

NRES majors Ross Bundschuh and Chris Goddard recently completed their experiential education program and shared some insights about their internships.

Nature's Classroom: From Mammoth Cave to Costa Rica

Whether it’s summer camp in Costa Rica or a weekend-long trip to Mammoth Cave, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies students have more opportunities than ever to gain first hand experience.

Different Environments, Shared Passion

In 2013, Natural Resource and Environmental Science students Vicki and Emma took their education abroad to Germany and Australia.
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