I live and volunteer at a Humanitarian NFP site, 142 acres here in Illinois. We are doing lots of things, permaculture, organic CSA to feed people, started a Monarch release project as beginning to other butterfly restoration. Two acres of echinacea is going gung-ho....Medicinal Herbs expanding next season. We are in our 3rd year, so much done yet still just setting up and getting started.
I take care of our bees in Warre Hives. It's super hard to get support out here in what I'm trying to do....let alone mentoring, so I've been having someone come out to help. She is amazing and I was blown away by her insight and confidence I gained.
If anyone is interested, We are having a Restorative Natural Beekeeping seminar this October 17-18th. Is 2 days, one long one shorter.
For new beeks, bee fans and conventional beekeepers wanting to learn about natural, biodynamic and bee restorative practices.
Both days, including vegetarian meals and overnight in a pretty spiffy urban-y lodge is $140. Is $90. w/o lodging, and 65/35 if you can only make one of the days.
Being taught by Kerry Jehanne, was mentioned in Queen of the Sun. She is a biodynamic farmer and beekeeper of over 14 years. Lives in Southern Oregon now.
Please Please please...any illinois res...let me know if/when any natural beekeeping stuff is happening! Here in the epicenter of GMO fields! Luckily we are mostly surronded by DNR prairie restoration and a national park.
Hi Nancy. I know this is an old post but just came across it. If you are doing anymore beekeeping stuff, please let me know. I'd like to get bees in the spring. Also, I am a new farmer in Grant Park, IL, and love the permaculture stuff. If you know of any other related events or people I should know locally, I'd appreciate that info as well. Thanks!! Mark email@example.com