Utilizing the principles of Biomimicry, the intelligent design of nature allows the grower to incorporate annual and perennial crops and living organisms within a system that favors biodiversity, and will generate and maintain fertility without the need for outside inputs and purchased, concentrated products.
In this presentation, practical guidance on how to incorporate systems of Biomimicry into a growing plan will be highlighted. As the farm or garden becomes more cohesive, the opportunity for the grower to find true independence and sustainability is heightened. The more boundaries nested into the layout of the growing organism, the more potential for life.
As we move into a time of Climate instability and the increased desertification of Earth, it will be imperative that we design systems that are not only productive and sustainable, but also encourage the restoration of ecological communities native to these degraded regions. The most powerful aspect of this holistic method of Agriculture is the healing quality designing and implementing these systems has on the human body and Spirit; potentized medicine for the Earth and ourselves.
About the Instructor:
Darby Weaver, the Sun Dog Farmer, is a powerhouse of biodynamic knowledge and hard work. She has a degree in sustainable agriculture from Sterling College and has also been asked to speak on the topic of biodynamics across the country. She was honored to farm the Blairsville property of her mentor and inspiration Hugh Lovel, who farmed the land for over 30 years. She looks forward to bringing nurturing food to people while restoring the ecology of the land through biodynamic principles.
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