Pollinator Forage - Towards Establishing a Sanctuary
Date: October 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Location: Online Zoom Meeting
The relationship between plants and insects is one of kinship, dependence, and vital importance for the whole household of nature. Understanding the role of insect life on the land and especially the work of the pollinators is no small mystery, but a vital one to support. Drawing from Rudolf Steiner’s innovative approach towards nature, agriculture, and the world of insects, this lecture will bring insights paired with practical experience from the living laboratory of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd, Virginia. Tools and methods for supporting pollinators and insect life on the farm and in the landscape will be paired with an understanding of the essential role of pollinators as part of the biodynamic farm organism. We’ll talk about establishing forage for the pollinators, including an exploration of plant varieties, some examples of plant-insect relationships, gardening/farming cultivation methods for the pollinators, and more!