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This Weekend- Lecture- Margaret Shipman Man as a Musical Being- Feb 17th 10:00-4:00

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Dr. Mark Hancock At The Tennessee Local Food Summit -December 2

Dr Hancock will present a lecture on Nutrition

Saturday 2:30 at the Tennessee Local Food Summit

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Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is December 1-3, 2017 and will be held at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of Nashville’s existing local food movement.

This year’s topics for discussion will be:

❧ Backyard gardening
❧ Cooking Demonstrations by famous local chefs
❧ What’s going on in Nashville’s Local Food Movement
❧ Farming

MEALS INCLUDED! Breakfast, lunch and a dinner will be made by local chefs using local ingredients. Included in full conference ticket. Lockeland Table, Husk Nashville and Nicky’s Coal Fired are some of the local restaurants who will be helping to put the meals together.

Ticket Information  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-local-food-summit-tickets-37130255594


CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY AFFILIATE NASHVILLE -WEEKEND EVENT OCTOBER 27 AND 28

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Friday October 27
10:00 am -12:00 and 1:00-3:00 pm Conversation or Sacrament of Consultation. By appointment with Rev. Patrick Kennedy, call 240-505-9960

7:00-8:30 Opening the GatesThree ways we can become receptive to the presence of the Kingdom of God.  A talk by Patrick Kennedy, Seminary Director and priest.

Saturday October 28
10:00-11:00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
12:00 pm Vegan Lunch will be served

Both Events will be held at 4804 Sewanne Road Nashville TN
For more information call Barbara Bittles 615-294-1216 or blbittles@comcast.net
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the service and lunch.

 

 


Michaelmas Festival October 3 4pm-8pm Presentation and Discussion of Rudolf Steiner Second Scientific Lecture Course: Warmth with Jeff Poppen A stirring of BC prep and pot luck supper with the Farmers of Bells Bend.

This event will be held at Six Boots, a local farm and growers collective and CSA , located at 4506 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville 37218 in Bells Bend.

Everyone is warmly invited to a celebration of Michaelmas centered around the relationship warmth and the four states of matter,

4:00-6:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will lead the discussion from the Second Scientific Lecture Course :Warmth

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WE will conclude this event with a stirring of the BC prep. Please bring your own jars if you are interested in taking home the prep.

7-8.  Pot luck supper.

This will be a hands on experience rain or shine. Please come prepared in casual clothes and boots/shoes and your own chair for the farm.

Thank You to Will Tarleton, of Six Boots Collective and CSA for hosting the event  .
Thank you to Jeff Poppen, owner of Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs for materials .
Donations for the event and materials are encouraged.

Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE For more information please contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net or Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

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Southeast Regional Biodynamic Conference September 29-October 1

A high quality educational event with the atmosphere of a seasonal celebration.Please join us for the annual reunion of the region’s sustainable growers, biodynamic enthusiasts, permaculture practitioners, homesteaders, and friends in general. Workshops in Animal Husbandry, Growing Vegetables, Eurythmy, Homeopathy, Fermentation, Permaculture, and Beekeeping.

All MEALS INCLUDED.Chef prepared, local, organic and biodymamic food, complete with hot tea and coffee bar.

For more information and tickets to this event

http://barefootfarmer.com/southeast-regional-biodynamic-conference/

 

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BIODYNAMIC WORK SHOP AUGUST 6th 1 -4 pm

~Biodynamic Workshop PART 3 Barefoot Farm Series~~

http://barefootfarmer.com/biodynamic-workshop-barefoot-farm-series/

You did not have to have attended the first or second workshop to attend Part 3, you will have just missed out on the information shared then.

Join us the first Sunday of August 2017 for a Biodynamic workshop with Jeff Poppen, the grandfather of Biodynamic Farming & Gardening in the Southeast.

Topics to be covered include: Composting-Plowing-Spring Gardening-Soil Health-Cold Frames-Orchards-Berries-Transplanting-Cultivation-Summer Gardening-Mulching-Companion Planting-Insects-Fungi-Moisture-Harvesting-Flowers-Pastures-Animals-Trellising-Successive Planting-Cover Crops-Fall Gardening-Infrastructure
Minerals-Storage-Forests-Seed Saving-Overwintering
Plus hands-on work with horn manure, horn silica, the compost preparations, barrel compost and horsetail
Transplants, handouts and preparations will be provided to take home with you!

When: Sunday, August 6, from 1-4 pm
You are more than welcome to come early or stay later to participate in whatever is going on at the farm, and to enjoy a meal with us.
Where: **A GPS WILL NOT GET YOU HERE**
2250 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150.
Use your GPS to get to Red Boiling Springs, then follow these directions:http://barefootfarmer.com/directions/
TICKETS:We are only accepting a limited number of participants, so please purchase your ticket now so you are guaranteed a spot! Each workshop is $30.
Purchase your tickets here: http://barefootfarmer.com/biodynamic-workshop-barefoot-farm-series/


SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR JULY STUDY GROUP

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will change the meeting dates for July to the 18th and the 25th . We will read the lecture From Zurich October 10 1916

This group will not meet the Month of August.

Middle Tennessee Branch St John Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invites you to join us for a Saint John Festival Reading on Tuesday, June 20. This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Cycle of the Year  As Breathing Process of the Earth Chapter 1

You can access and print this lecture from the Rudolf Steiner Archive.  Click link: https://shar.es/1B3WcF

 

 “At this season the soul of the Earth rises in longing towards the heights seeking communion with the Universe with the light and warmth of the sun and the companions the stars.”
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THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY MOVEMENT FOR RELIGIOUS RENEWAL MAY 12-13

15_Christ_Resurrection (small).jpgMay 12- 7:30 Public Talk “The Word of God”  Where it can be found? By Patrick Kennedy How can we hear the God speaking to us?

May 13- 9:30 A story of the spirit for children. Followed by a conversation with interested parents.

10:30- The Act of Consecration of the Human Being- renewed communion service. The communion service in The Christian Community does not use alcoholic wine and communion itself is open to everyone over the age of 14. Children have their own special service that matches their developmental stage and relationship to God. However children 9 and older may attend the service and not take communion.

10_An_Altar_Hidden_from_View (small)11:30 -Contemplating the Gospel and Liturgy- A gospel study after the service.

12:15- Lunch

1:00 -Open conversation Questions?

Location-4804 Sewanee Rd Nashville TN 37220

Childcare provided please RSVP.

Please RSVP to Barbara Bittles at (615) 294-1216 or email blbittles@comcast.net.

Paintings by Helen Chamberlain


Easter Festival Presentation Photos

We had a wonderful gathering for the Easter Festival. The Michael Portrait, a gift from Phyllis Phillips, the Nashville Rudolf Steiner group and the Middle Tennessee Anthroposophical Branch,  was presented to the Linden Waldorf School as a dedication to Phyllis Phillips. The portrait will hang in the Manse in the faculty lounge. Here are some photos of the presentation and the participants at the gathering. Thank you to everyone who made this a momentous event.


EASTER FESTIVAL- APRIL 23 2:30-4:30

THE EVOLUTION OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS AND COLOUR BY MICHAEL WILSON

LECTURE DISCUSSION WITH HELEN CHAMBERLAIN VEIL PAINTER AND BIODYNAMIC FARMER JEFF POPPENS

INCLUDES THE STIRRING OF BIODYNAMIC BARREL COMPOST PREP 

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3201 HILLSBORO RD NASHVILLE TN 37215

2:30- Chapel- The event begins with a dedication to Phyllis Phillips. A pioneer for Nashville Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education is recognized for her contributions with a portrait presentation to the Linden Waldorf School .

A reading together of the lecture “The Evolution of Light Darkness and Colour by Michael Wilson” is followed by a discussion with Helen Chamberlain and Jeff Poppen

4:00- Stirring of Biodynamic preparation barrel compost. The preparation will be available to take home for those who are interested.

Childcare is available- Please provide the number of children and their ages

Please RSVP by April 17th for childcare or the BC compost prep

Lecture is available in advance of reading  

Contact -Barbara Bittles

blbittles@comcast.net 615-294-1216

Hosted by the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee

Donations appreciated.


Jeff Poppen – Lecture on Subsoil 3-2-17

 A lecture on Subsoil, presented by Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, Biodynamic Farm, Red Boiling Springs, TN http://www.barefootfarmer.
Presented at the
Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
The Fairgrounds Nashville
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

March 2 at 3:30 p.m.

For more information http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com


Epiphany Celebration Jan 3 7:00pm

Hello and Happy New Year. !
The Epiphany Celebration – Tuesday Jan 3 7:00 pm
at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.
We will be reading the first chapter of Part 1 of The Twelve Holy Nights and the Spiritual Hierarchies by Sergei O Prokofieff. Titled The Circle of the Zodiac and the Spiritual Hierarchies( A path from Jesus to Christ through the Twelve Holy Nights)
Copies of the material will be available for those who want to attend.
For further information contact Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

Christmas Festival for the Anthroposophic Biodynamic Waldorf Community

Dec 10th 2-4:30  at Linden Waldorf School

A presentation by Glen Williamson

The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ’s Coming to Earth

This production, which harmonizes the conflicting accounts of Matthew and Luke and weaves the threads of many traditions into an intimate but also cosmic drama.  This wondrous story begins with the messianic prophecies in the Temple in Jerusalem, weaves through many parts of the world and throughout history, and ends with the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Adam and Eve,Moses, Adonis, Osiris, Isis, Apollo, Krishna, Buddha and Zarathustra all appear in this sometimes astonishing retelling of the greatest story ever told. This saga is based on the Gospels and the work of spiritual researcher Rudolf Steiner and theologians Emil Bock and Edward R. Smith. The performance for the Adults runs one hour and fifteen minutes.

  • Followed by Refreshments

Please RSVP for Childcare blbittles@comcast.net or 615-294-1216

Hosted by the Festival Team of Anthroposophic Branch of  Middle Tennessee

Donations Appreciated

 

 


Biodynamic Farmer Jeff Poppens host the Local Food Summit Dec 2-4

December 2-4 2016 | Tennessee State University’s Downtown Avon Williams Campus

GET TICKETS HERE
($125 includes meals & all workshops)

Featuring Joel Salatin!  

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC and TSU, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season.

For more information visit https://tnlocalfood.com/

 


Biodynamic Prep- Nashville Area Nov 2 and Nov 4

We’ll be making Biodynamic Preparations next week . Please join us! 

Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

Chamomile Preparation

9:30am – 12:00

Sue Buck’s farm in Neely’s Bend, Madison TN

**Please bring a sack lunch for a lunch together afterwards.**

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Dandelion Preparation – Barrel Compost – Compost Preps

9:30am – 2:00pm

Arugulas’ Star Farm – Allison & Matthew Neal’s farm in Bethel TN (a beautiful 45 min to 1 hour’s drive from Nashville)

**Please bring a sack lunch for a lunch together midday.**

Carpooling is definitely an option for those who want to go.

RSVP Contact Hilary Higginbotham at hilclaire@gmail.com 

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(Foxhollow Farm, KY, chamomile prep making 2015) (Prep Making at Six Boots Collective 2015)


Michaelmas Celebration Thank You

Middle Tennessee Branch of Anthroposophy Michaelmas Festival
 
What a reverent and festive gathering! About 50 of us from diverse spiritual study and agriculture circles came together to learn about the Biodynamic Horn Manure preparation and the meaning of the Michaelmas season from Jeff Poppen, The Barefoot Farmer. We also enjoyed a group meditation of Rudolf Steiner’s Foundation Stone and a potluck featuring dragon-shaped bread loaves decorated with flowers and jewels (Thanks Cloniger family!) 
 

 
Six Boots Collective hosted our event. Six Boots, a CSA farm and market garden, has been growing and using Biodynamic practices for 4+ years — meanwhile hosting many community Biodynamic gatherings. Please join us for more prep making and seasonal celebrations.
 
Will Tarleton of Six Boots is also a core member of our year-old TN-KY DemeterLocal Chapter, which certifies regional Biodynamic farmers (to Demeter USA’s Standards) using a low-cost peer inspection model which prioritizes education — for farmers and interested community members. TN-KY DemeterLocal’s vision is to build a strong foundation for peer collaboration to strengthen the local biodynamic farm community and share practical knowledge and resources.
 
A message from Will:
 
Friends, I was so honored to share my space at Six Boots Growers’ Collective with a broader group of folks interested in the practical exploration of Biodynamic Agriculture and Anthroposophy.  
 
I would like to thank everyone who helped coordinate this special event, and especially Jeff Poppen for his personal insight of the biodynamic preparations and the celebration of Michaelmas.  
 
I would also like to encourage this exchange of knowledge, and inquisition into the development of our own community’s understanding of the practical applications of Biodynamics and Anthroposophy.  I would like to continue the dialogue of both, and I am open to holding another event in the Spring, as well as, any events that may come about between now and then. 
 
Thanks again for everyone’s help and enthusiasm.  I am looking forward to a winter of personal reflection, and envisioning an abundant and prosperous Spring for all of us in our endeavors filled with love and gratitude.  
 
Feel free to come back on the second Tuesday of each month to share again in a potluck starting at 7:30pm with other members of our Bells Bend community.  
 
Peace and Blessings,
 
Will Tarleton
Farm Manager
Six Boots Collective/Tennessee Grown 
We will have a few prep making gatherings in October and November. 
For more information
>> Email Hilary Higginbotham at hilclaire@gmail.com to be involved in the Nashville Biodynamic Community or the TN-KY DemeterLocal group.
And make sure to sign up for Anthroposophy Nashville’s email list for events and news about Steiner study groups, talks, educational activities, and regional happenings at https://anthroposophynashville.org.
 
Thank you for coming! And thank you especially to Jeff and Will.
A peaceful Michaelmas season to you all!
From the Anthroposophy-Waldorf-Biodynamic Agriculture planning team:
 
Barbara Bittles
Cathy Green
Hilary Higginbotham
James Stribey
Marilyn Sutcliffe
 

Michaelmas Festival Sept 28th 4-8:00 Features a workshop with Jeff Poppen

This event will be held at Six Boots, a local farm and growers collective and CSA , located at 4506 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville 37218 in Bells Bend.

Everyone is warmly invited to a celebration of Michaelmas centered around the relationship of nature, the animal kingdom and the human kingdom.

4:00-6:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will inform of the importance, and demonstrate the preparation of the horn manure. We will include the Michaelmas readings while we are preparing the ground and filling the horns.

7-8.  Pot luck supper.

This will be a hands on experience rain or shine. Please come prepared in casual clothes and boots/shoes and your own chair for the farm. Snacks will be provided at the beginning of the event.

Thank You to Will Tarleton, of Six Boots Collective and CSA for hosting the event  .
Thank you to Jeff Poppen, owner of Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs for materials . Jeff will provide enough horns for those of us interested in planting in our own yards and farms.
Donations for the event and materials are encouraged.

Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE For more information please contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net or Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

 

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Biodynamic Celebration 2016 September 23-25, 2016

Information and registration is  http://barefootfarmer.com/biodynamic-celebration-2016/

Details: The conference will be held at a new location this year!  Directions are here.

For general inquiries, please email: Jeff at barefootfarmer.com, or coreekaleseed at yahoo.com, or call 615-699-4676.

This year’s theme is
The Four Kingdoms:
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and Human.

Weekend workshops will explore examples of the kingdoms as they are expressed on a farm, as well as how we, as growers, can help create a four part harmony.

It is a special delight to be hosting our long time compatriots Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird to celebrate the 30th year of gathering biodynamic and organic growers and enthusiasts throughout the Southeast.


Study Groups Return

If you have been thinking about joining an Anthroposophy study group, it is a great time to begin.

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month evenings at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  This group is reading Nature Spirits- Selected Lectures -Rudolf Steiner . For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

Michael Study Group-Meetings Every Tuesday 3:30-5:00. This group is reading Book One of the Karmic Realtionships by Rudolf Steiner.  For more information contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net


Middle Tennessee Branch St John Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invites you to join us for a Saint John Festival Reading on Tuesday, June 21. This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Cycle of the Year  Chapter V

You can access and print this lecture from the Rudolf Steiner Archive.  Click link: https://shar.es/1JIA4Y

 

 “At this season the soul of the Earth rises in longing towards the heights seeking communion with the Universe with the light and warmth of the sun and the companions the stars.”
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Middle Tennessee Branch Whitsun Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invite you to join us for a Whitsun Festival Reading on Tuesday, May 17th  This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Festivals and Their Meaning- The WHITSUN Mystery and its
Connection with the Ascension – See more at: http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/AscenPent/19230507p01.html#sthash.r1gaVy3J.dpuf

Please RSVP to Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

Nature Spirits

If you have been thinking about joining an Anthroposophy study group, it is a great time to begin.

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will meet the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month evenings at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  This group is reading Nature Spirits- Selected Lectures -Rudolf Steiner beginning June 7th. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.


Biodynamic CSA Shares Now Available!

CSA shares are now available from several amazing local farmers involved in the Demeter LOCAL TN/KY Chapter, a peer certification model of certified Biodynamic agriculture that involves the community in supporting these farmers as they meet Demeter Standards. (more…)