Last weekend I attended one of my favorite events of the year, the annual Harvest Festival: Biodynamic Celebration at Jeff Poppen’s Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs. I’ve been going to this fall gathering for 9 or 10 years now – from just hanging on the porch and absorbing the atmosphere to becoming even a little conversant in the language of biodynamics and applying many of the principles to my own garden. The gathering is a homecoming of farmers, home growers, health practitioners and educators who care about the earth and our inter connectedness to the world around us. And, the food is incredible- filled with energy and life.
It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the harvest and begin to think about next year’s garden and planting – a real rejuvenation of the body and spirit. In these crazy and sometimes what feel like dark times, it’s truly heartening to spend time with folks who believe in the power of the positive. Food can be a truly healing force in our lives and it’s such a pleasure to be surrounded by people who believe that how we take care of the land affects the food we eat.
To learn more, check out www.biodynamics.com or www.jpibiodynamics.org