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Agriculture and Social Health: Empowering Eachother to Live Well in Our Task
14 November 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Part of the Biodynamic Association Conference
The role of agriculture is central to healthy community life, and to helping new forms of community to grow. In the face of many challenges, we must find new ways of working together as colleagues and co-workers, mentors and apprentices, teachers and students. As we strive to meet each other as individuals, regardless of age, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, or social or economic status, a new exploration of social health is emerging.
How can we work to develop our own individuality while working in community? How can we develop the inner clarity and connection to support healing in community and relationships? How can our work in agriculture and developing a connection with the spirit of the earth help us in our social work?
We will enter into an exploration of healing conversation, looking at our role in supporting each other to live well in our tasks, in service of the world. With freedom as the guiding principle in this work, we will work to understand what brings about unfreedom and how to meet the other in a way that supports human freedom.
Together we will deepen our relationship to agriculture and social health through presentations, experiential exercises, and conversation.
This workshop is designed for beginning and aspiring biodynamic farmers who are currently participating in the Biodynamic Farmer Foundation Year, or interested in applying for the 2019 cohort. Others who are interested in these topics are also welcome to register for the workshop on a space-available basis.
Presenters: Lisa Romero, Orland Bishop, Ronan Oconnor, Anthony Mecca