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May 31

An Introduction to Sustainable Top Bar Beekeeping, Workshop # 1

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Meet at 202 Grove Ave. Prescott, AZ 86301 to take a van/ carpool to Prescott College Jenner Farm in Skull Valley


Prescott College Jenner Farm is pleased to announce two experiential agroecological education opportunities open to the public this spring and summer: Seed School: Creating Regional Seed Solutions and An Introduction to Sustainable Top Bar Beekeeping. Seed School: Creating Regional Seed Solutions

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Seed School was founded by Bill McDorman and Belle Starr and now counts among its graduates over 425 students from around the world. Bill and Belle are the recent former directors of Native Seeds/SEARCH and will now expand and enhance their Seed School trainings. Please bear with them as they create a new website presence.

Seed School is a groundbreaking, six-day educational course that trains people from all walks of life to build local seed systems rooted in the ancient tradition of seed saving. Practiced by farmers and gardeners for thousands of years, seed saving strengthens food security at the community level, empowering people to reclaim control over their food supply. Students walk away from this innovative learning experience with the knowledge and inspiration to start their own independent seed initiatives, such as community seed libraries and exchanges, seed growers cooperatives, heirloom seed businesses, and participatory plant breeding projects.


Sun, June 1 â Fri, June 6 in Prescott, Arizona at Prescott College: Campus & Prescott College Jenner Farm.


$600 Early Bird Tuition (before May 9)

$700 Tuition (after May 9)

$200 deposit reserves your space

Campus housing available at $22/night double occupancy and $33/night single occupancy with shared kitchen in The Village, Prescott Collegeâs Platinum LEED certified student housing.

Please mention âSeed School at Prescott Collegeâ when registering for a room here and click on âConference Housing Applicationâ

For more information contact:

Belle Starr or 928.300.7989

âUnique, innovative, and necessary! Seed School fills in a gaping hole in the sustainable agriculture landscape.â Toby Hemenway, Author of Gaiaâs Garden

An Introduction to Sustainable Top Bar Beekeeping

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Sustainable beekeeping is cosponsored by: Prescott College Environmental Studies Program, and the Northern Arizona Organic Beekeepers Association.

This summer, Dr. Patrick Pynes will be teaching a hands-on, how-to workshop about keeping honeybees in simple top bar hives. The workshop will consist of 4 five-hour classes held at Prescott College Jenner Farm in Skull Valley, AZ. Some topics covered will include fundamental principles and tools of sustainable beekeeping, honeybee ecology, relationships between honeybees and flowering plants, and how to support the health and well-being of honeybees.

Dates (all Saturdays): May 31, June 14, June 28, and July 19, 2014 From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost: $300.00 for all four workshops, $90.00 for individual workshops

To register or for more information, visit; call Patrick at (928) 600-1193; or write to him at

Contact info:
Patrick Pynes
(928) 600-1193