BIODYNAMIC NATIONAL CONFERENCE
RAW MILK WORKSHOP
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 30, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Threefold Educational Center, Chestnut Ridge, NY
The Biodynamic National Conference, “Biodynamics and the Future of Agriculture: Growing the Food Revolution,” will feature a pre-conference workshop co-sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation on “The Benefits and Politics of Raw Milk.”
Raw milk, one of the most primal and health-giving foods, is now at the center of the growing food rights movement and a storm of political controversy. How did this happen? Why is it so important? Where do we go from here? These questions and more will be addressed by an incredible panel of luminaries in the raw milk and food rights movement.
SALLY FALLON MORELL (Weston A. Price Foundation) will explain the health benefits of raw milk and describe the long history of nutritional research into raw milk.
DAVID GUMPERT (journalist and author of The Raw Milk Revolution) will illuminate the contentious political and legal landscapes surrounding raw milk and where things stand with the food rights battle in the present.
MICHAEL SCHMIDT (biodynamic farmer and raw milk advocate) will share lessons from his epic legal victory over the Canadian government, assuring his right to distribute raw milk to his farm members.
MARK OR PETRA ZINNIKER (biodynamic dairy farmers) will give an update on their struggles to keep America’s oldest biodynamic farm viable through raw milk and a new kind of consumers’ association.
Please consider joining us for the whole conference. We have an exciting array of workshops – from the introductory to the advanced, from the practical to the theoretical to the artistic, ranging from composting to fair trade to community supported agriculture to making raw sauerkraut – as well as special events like the Biodynamic Food and Wine Tasting and a special screening of Queen of the Sun, a new documentary on the bee crisis by the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John.
Join as we gather at the Threefold Educational Center, the birthplace of biodynamics in the US, to honor our origins, strengthen our foundations, and work together to envision the future of the food revolution!
For more information, visit www.biodynamics.com/biodynamic-conference-2010.