Sustainable Suburban Farming

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Sustainable Biodynamic Suburban Farming: Economic-Spiritual-Ecological

Meetup 10/12/[masked]:00 pm

Hobees in The Prune Yard

1875 S. Bascom Ave., Unit 190
Campbell, CA 95008

Where does your food come from? Was it produced domestically? Do you know if the farm that grows your food is a large commercial agro-business from another state or country? Is the farm that grows your food located in California? Is the farm that grows your food local? Is the farm that grows your food certified organic? Is the farm that grows your food Biodynamic?

As adults, we are forced to consider these questions when we make food decisions for ourselves and our families. The idea of biodynamic farming is generally credited to a series of lectures and talks given by Dr. Rudolph Steiner in June 1924. Biodynamic farming generally advocates for an approach to farming as having three key components: Economic-Spiritual-Ecological as hyphenated concepts that cannot be separated. It asks farmers, among other things, to consider the land that they farm on as a living organism such that what you do to one part will affect other parts. While not all of us are farmers, we are all eaters; therefore, considering where we fit into this framework is a worthy effort. Biodynamic farming is a huge subject and cannot be reasonably covered in one Meetup meeting; however, we can begin exploring the ways in which some of the ideas behind biodynamic farming can help guide some key decisions that we all must consider around growing food, shopping for food, and eating food.

Farmer Donald will give a teaching that review all of the generally accepted principles of biodynamic farming, but for this Meetup will focus more on the spiritual aspects of farming and gardening from an indigenous African prospective.

Farmer Donald is the founder of the San Jose Urban Farming Meetup, CEO of Yummy Tummy Farms LLC, and an initiated Yoruba Priest of the Ifa tradition from Nigeria in West Africa. Farmer Donald is a Priest of Esu; Esu (Eshoo) is the Divine Spirit of the Communication.

$2 donation requested.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

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  • Taffy D.

    I met Farmer Donald a few weeks ago at his suburban him/farm. He had squash and pumpkins growing UP in cages - saved room and protected from many bugs. I was fascinated and had to learn more. I hope that you will join us in a talk that I'm sure you will never forget. Blessed Be.

    October 1, 2013

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