An Introduction to Biodynamics
2nd and 3rd of May 9am - 5pm
You will learn how the biodynamic preparations contribute to the soil food web, creating fertility and balance in your soil. Biodynamics is a cost effective method of producing high quality plants, food and fibre with regenerative ecological outcomes. Applicable to urban gardeners, horticulture, small intensive cropping systems, broad acre farming, animal production and community gardens.
This two-day workshop will introduce you to all practical aspects needed to apply biodynamics.
The course will cover
The life of the soil
Creating fertility in your soil
Managing your natural resources
Practical use of the biodynamic preparations
Using the planting calendar
Developing risk management: Weeds, Pests, Diseases
Meeting climate change challenges: Drought, Flood, Carbon sequestration
Hamish Mackay who will be hosting the workshop has been working with biodynamics for 35 years and travels Australia presenting introductory biodynamic workshops. These workshops provide growers with clear and practical methods for adopting biodynamics as a cost effective way to produce high quality food and fibre while improving our environment at the same time.
Biodynamics brings together the art and science of agriculture, challenging and stimulating our engagement with life on Earth as part of the Cosmos.
This farming method encompasses a multitude of successful farms, vineyards, orchards, market and home gardens of all shapes and sizes across the world. Biodynamics is also known for improving the nutrition, quality, taste and enjoyment of food.
Rudolf Steiner used contemporary scientific methodology to explore the unseen but manifest dimensions of the world. Like all scientific research it can be followed by any individual who so chooses. Also, like all scientific research, the results can be used and applied by those who have not themselves done the research.
Please note, there will be books available for purchase throughout the workshop.
Charlie Arnott 0412 623 422
Jayne Apps 02 6385 3217
Morning tea and lunch is provided so let us know if there are any special dietary requirements.
Places are limited so book early!
$550 - Early Bird
$440 - Multiple Participant
$660 - Single Ticket
$160 - Graduate Repeat
Day 1: 9am to 5pm
Day 2: 9am to 5pm
What to bring
• Covered footwear (preferably work boots)
• Notebook & pen
The Farm House at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW