The World’s Pure Food Fair
September 8-10, 2015
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA
Growing Solutions’ August York joins Erik Ohlsen, Grover Stock and Ryan Johnson of Permaculture Artisans in a panel discussion Wednesday, September 9 at 3:15 pm in the Demeter Biodynamic Garden & Lounge.
From Drought to Deluge: Water Resilience for a Changing Climate
Resilience is the ability to shift from reaction to resourcefulness in the face of adversity. From drought to deluge, the dynamic weather of a changing climate invites us to take a more engaged role managing water in our landscapes. Playing on the fertile edge between Biodynamic agriculture and permaculture, this presentation offers a holistic approach for navigating the “new normal” of water. From backyard to broad acre application, we’ll share place-based strategies for transforming ecosystems that retain moisture when it falls and then economize it through dry periods. This approach is not about sacrificing productivity—it’s about wise design that does more with less.
August York has a rich background in Biodynamic agriculture and a BA degree in Ecological Design and Ecology from Prescott College, where he served as the student representation on the Prescott College Master Planning group, and was a leading Ecosa design student on the town of Sedona’s 2020 Master Planning Committee. As lead Compost Coordinator and Orchard Assistant at Apricot Lane Farms, a leading Biodynamic farm in fruit production and holistic grazing, August gained extensive hands-on experience with commercial scale Compost Tea, vermicomposting, windrow compost and the Biodynamic preparations. August is currently serving as Project Lead and co-designer of Growing Solutions Mobile Production facility. Additionally he runs technical support and provides field services for procedure, application, and testing of Compost Tea for agricultural clients.