A viticulture seminar with Philippe Armenier will be held at Leroux Creek Vineyard, the home of Yvon Gros and Joanna Reckert, 12388 3100 Road, Hotchkiss on Wednesday, 29 February, starting at 10 a.m. Yvon's phone number at home is 872-4746, if you get lost on the way.
Please bring a lunch. Then in the afternoon it's possible we will visit one or two other vineyards nearby.
We will finish at 3 p.m.
The price for the day is $50.
Philippe Armenier - For more than 20 years, has been carrying on a love affair with biodynamic farming, first in the vineyards of his family’s famed Domaine de Marcoux, and since 2002, passionately spreading the teachings of Rudolf Steiner throughout the vineyards of California and beyond. Working with many high quality California vineyards, well over 2000 vineyard acres have transitioned to Biodynamic practices under Philippe’s guidance, with approximately 1000 of these achieving Demeter certification.
The beneficiary of this KPP dinner is the Hotchkiss K-8 band program. All the profits will go to maintain the 17 instruments the Hotchkiss Lions Club donated last year. It costs more than $50 per instrument each year to get them reconditioned for the next school year. We we charge the student about half that to rent the instrument for the whole school year. It really helps out the families. If we didn't offer this, their parents would be paying at least $50/ month to rent them from Roper.
S.O.I.L Academy Presents:
719 2nd St., Paonia
5:30 - 7:30pm
$12/class pay at the door
Wed., Feb. 22 –
Permaculture - Water Usage & Desert Strategies
Wed. Feb. 29
When to Plant What
full class descriptions found at www.soilacademy.com