• Aug 20, 2022 from 1:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: Lower Moutere Memorial hall - 213 Main Road - Lower Moutere
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Biodynamics for our School Community and beyond.

Providing quality organic/biodynamic food for our community and families has long been part of the vison for the School Farm. We are inviting all interested to come along at 10am on Saturday 20th August 2022 to hear from leading experts and practitioners about what could be possible in our area. 

In a time of increased concern about local food security now and for the future this is an especially important opportunity.

The Day:

10am: presentation and discussion will be  followed by BYO lunch

1-3pm for  those  interested: an afternoon walk over a prospective site for a CSA  at the Steiner School farm with Frank, Josje and Dieter Proebst and opportunity for further discussions and questions.

This event is part of the series of 8 workshops funded by Kete Ora Trust  for  the community of  Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust (MRSST) about the theory and practice of biodynamics in home gardens, marae, market gardens, farms, schools and our Steiner School Farm.

The tutors:

This Workshop will be led by Frank van Steensel who, with business and life partner Josje Neerincx, founded NZ’s first CSA (Community Supported Food Production) in 2014. Originally from the Netherlands, Frank and Josje bought a patchy piece of land in the Wairarapa in1996 and began developing a farming system targeted at growing healthy nutritional crops while reversing the trends of genetic erosion, environmental degradation and the externalisation of costs that are common in modern farming practices. Both, with academic backgrounds in sustainable agriculture, rural development and extension (helping others to help themselves), Frank and Josje lead by example and teach experiential learning and working. Their Wairarapa Eco Farm, first Demeter certified in 2000, is a pilot scheme for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Aotearoa provides weekly bags of organic fruit, vegetables to a community interested in taking back responsibility for their own health and the health of the environment, thus creating a new society based on food quality and inclusive thinking.

Can we  work  to  develop  a similar  scheme  in Lower  Moutere ?

Workshop Venue:

Lower Moutere Memorial Hall, 213 Main Rd., Lower Moutere. After passing the Steiner School and then the Lower Moutere School on your left the entrance to the Memorial Hall is a very short distance- to the left up a drive and through an opened  gate (https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/venue/lower-moutere-hall-motueka)

BYO  lunch and wet weather gear.

Register your name with carolynhughes@foulis.nz

Koha: To help cover costs the suggested Koha for the day is $15. Please transfer your koha  online to the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust (MRSST) account number 03-1354-0296448-05. Please use as the reference: Your surname (abbreviated if need be) followed by first initial of your first name and then KO KOHA  (this stands for Kete Ora Koha).Eg your name reference could be SmithJKO Koha


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