BAILEY FALL CONFERENCE
Oct 4-5, 2019 : South Haven Michigan
LEARN, LABOR, LEISURE
Oct 4-5, 2019
125 Veterans Blvd
South Haven, MI 49090
Learn about Liberty Hyde Bailey and his legacy through thinkers and innovators
For over 80 years, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum & Gardens has existed in the childhood home of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr. to educate others about Dr. Bailey, his life, his work, his philosophy, and his legacy. The 2019 Bailey Fall Conference focus is to celebrate Bailey's life, work, philosophy and legacy.
The foundational work created by Bailey in the late 19th and early 20th century has evolved into a vibrant focus of action today. From agriculture to art, horticulture to native plants, and soil-plant science to nature study, Bailey's vocation and avocation resonate in how we interact with the planet. Bailey's vision for the 21st century is the focus of our conference speakers. His influence and scope of reach are the seeds of hope and inspiration that are being planted on October 5.
"We are parts in a living; sensitive creation...the living creation is not exclusively man-centered: it is bio-centric." - Liberty Hyde Bailey
Birdsong Farm is situated just north of M-43, in Bangor, Michigan. Our farmland has been a certified organic, family farm since the early 1970's. Originally home to The School of Homesteading, this land provided a hands-on educational living experience for students in the 70's and early 80's. Since 2004, Birdsong Farm (2004-2014 as Eaters Guild Farm) has continued to uphold the standards of care for soil health and microbial diversity. This tradition of mindful land stewardship is apparent in the consistent quality and vitality of the plants grown here. Of our forty acres, 15-20 acres is dedicated to growing a wide variety of vegetables, cover crops and hay. The remaining acreage is pasture for grazing horses, goats, scratching ground for chickens, peacocks and various other land and water fowl, as well as the homestead of the Arboreal Family.
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