Workshop: “Bee Better”
Sat. March 2, 10am-5pm
No charge for alumni students and parents of currently enrolled students; only RSVP needed.
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Community Talk: “The Bee Crisis”
Fri. March 1, 7-9pm
Gunther brings four decades of experience as a biodynamic beekeeper, gardener, and farmer. In 1996 he co-founded the Pfeiffer Center – one of the first biodynamic training programs in the US. And since that time he has been invited to teach around the world. His book Toward Saving the Honeybee was first published in 2002. And in 2006, Gunther and his wife, Vivian, founded Spikenard Farm. His work was featured in two full-length documentary films about the honeybee crisis – “Queen of the Sun” (2010) and “Vanishing of the Bees” (2009), and he also produced his own educational film “Hour of Decision” (2015).
As Executive Director of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, Gunther serves in a variety of roles, i.e., beekeeper, teacher, biodynamic farmer, visionary, writer, public speaker, fundraiser, and more. His overall responsibility is to ensure that all organizational activities are effective and in alignment with Spikenard Farm’s mission of serving as a “model” honeybee sanctuary for the teaching and outreach of sustainable and biodynamic beekeeping practices.