When: Thu., Feb. 21 2019
Hawthorne Valley’s Institute for Mindful Agriculture, an initiative that focuses on the challenges surrounding the future of food and agriculture. Class is three days long. On Thursday evening, February 21st, at 7 p.m., Dan McKanan, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, and author of “Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism”, will give a public talk open to both workshop and non-workshop participants (Suggested contribution $10 for non-workshop participants – free for those attending workshop). He will speak on how the history of environmentalism, biodynamic agriculture, and the Camphill movement are closely intertwined, one of the themes of his new book. Workshop Guest Speakers (photos attached) include: Dan McKanan, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School; Lorrie Clevenger, farmer with Rise & Root Farm and co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS); Karen Washington, farmer, activist, co-founder BUGS, named one of 100 most influential African Americans in the country by Ebony magazine, 2014 James Beard Leadership Award; Hawthorne Valley’s Farmscape Ecology Program Team, including Conrad Vispo, Claudia Knab-Vispo, and Anna Duhon; and the Institute for Mindful Agriculture team: Steffen Schneider, Rachel Schneider and Jill Jakimetz.