Plant and Soil: Salt and Oil

FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM

Yokayo Ranch, 800 Hensly Creek Rd, Ukiah

This workshop will explore an alchemical method for understanding plant nutrition. The intimate relationships between soils and plant physiology when seen alchemically allow the grower to adjust the use of soil amendments to better advantage. The alchemical mandalas of the mineral cross of carbon, potassium, silica and phosphorus will be highlighted in the context of the four great groups of the plant cross. We will look at the physiology of legumes, biennials, grasses and medicinal plants in the context of their preferred soil requirements.

  • Mineral and metal polarity
  • The world mineral plant
  • Weathering
  • Humus formation
  • Silica, clay and lime
  • Salt gesture and sulfur gesture in soil types
  • Gem and plant preparations in the development of the flowering process

About the presenter

Dennis Klocek, MFA, is co-founder of the Coros Institute and a faculty member and the director of Consciousness Studies at Rudolf Steiner College. He is the author of eight books, including the newly released Esoteric Physiology and also Sacred Agriculture: The Alchemy of Biodynamics. Dennis is also an international lecturer; see for more.


Sliding scale $85-$115.
Preregistration by December 30th includes lunch and refreshments made from biodynamic and local ingredients.

Amounts above $85 can be considered a donation for scholarships: receipt is available upon request.


Yokayo Ranch, 800 Hensly Creek Rd, Ukiah


From San Francisco or Santa Rosa (or anywhere south of Ukiah): Take the North State Street exit in Ukiah. Turn Right onto State St, drive for half a mile. Turn Left onto Hensley Creek Rd (towards Mendocino College). Turn Right at the Yokayo Ranch Sign (800 mailbox). Stay left at the fork.


Suggested hotels

  • Travel Lodge, Ukiah 707-462-5745 is in walking distance to Yokayo Ranch.
  • The Discovery Inn, Ukiah 707-462-8873
  • Holiday Inn Express, Ukiah 707-462-5745
  • Motel Six, Ukiah 707-468-5404

For more information including scholarship assistance call 916-717-6007.