The growers guild conference
farming our spiritual values
Convening for the first time
may 29-31 2019 // The bishop's Ranch healdsburg, california
"We were looking for ways to ways to integrate sustainable agriculture and Christian discipleship when we met the Honoré team. As a start-up farm ministry, Honoré gave us a tangible and immersive program to make our values visible. We knew what mattered to us, but we really didn’t know how to make our values tangible and inviting. Honoré’s program was exactly what we needed, exactly when we needed it."
The Rev. Nurya Love Parish
Join us May 29-31 2019, as we gather farmers, millers, bakers, and church members to explore the practical skills, ecological impacts, and spiritual opportunities of implementing a local Growers Guild. The conference will be centered around the formation of a lively community equipped to spread the joy of sustainable wheat and delicious, wholesome communion bread. Participants will learn how to connect with local farmers, millers, and people in the church to grow and mill grain for communion bread, and to act as a valuable community resource. The curriculum will include fun, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, and panel discussions. Participants will also join in a joyful Honoré Planting Day to learn how to lead these vibrant volunteer events.
Master bread-baker Peter Reinhart is also a lay brother in an eastern orthodox service order. He is the author of an award-winning bread cookbook and is on the faculty of Johnson and Wales University. He channels the science of baking into deep, spiritual lessons — and dispels stale myths about the nature (and flavor) of good, wholesome bread.
President and Agrigultural Chaplain, Honoré Farm and Mill
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Plainsong Farm and Ministry
Farmer and Drone Boat-Builder
Founder of the Mendocino Grain Project
Wheat Farming for Farmers (and Non-Farmers)
Communion Bread Baking with Peter Reinhart
The Spirituality of Farming
Milling and Nutrition
Models for Sustainable Grain Economies
The Carbon Cycle and Grain Growing
Music in the field
The conference begins with lunch at noon on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and concludes after lunch, around 2:30pm, on Friday, May 31, 2019. On Friday, participants will be part of a fun, music-filled on-farm Community Planting Day and lunch.
Confernece cost is $550 ($250 non-refundable deposit credited to the total costs)
single room and board per person $500
double room and board per person $326
room of 3-4 people per person $291
Room and Board includes two nights and three days, and seven gorgeous farm-fresh meals.