Two Day Introduction to Biodynamics
With Hamish Mackay and Charlie Arnott
7th and 8th of November 9am - 5pm
What is Biodynamics?
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition.
Proven for nearly a century all over the world, biodynamic methods promote the creation of organic matter, enriching and deepening topsoil and significantly improving its ability to retain water, sequester carbon and achieve fertility and balance. And is a cost effective and personally rewarding method of producing high quality food and fibre. Whilst based on the work of philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamics integrates our current scientific understanding of plants, animals, soil and ecosystem function with the acknowledgement of the spirit of Nature, and identifies mankind’s intimate and unique relationship with this web of life. Challenging and stimulating our engagement with life on Earth as part of the Cosmos is a cornerstone of Biodynamics.
What will I learn?
An Introduction to Biodynamics Two Day workshop brings together the art and science of agriculture, teaching participants how biodynamic preparations contribute to and enhance the soil food web and introduce practical aspects needed to apply biodynamics:
A sound understanding of soil composition and biological dynamics
Enhancing the fertility in your soil
Managing your natural resources
Practical use of the biodynamic preparations
Developing risk management: Weeds, Pests, Diseases
Meeting climate change challenges: Drought, Flood, and Carbon sequestration
Applicable to home gardeners, horticulture, small intensive cropping systems, broad acre farming and animal production, each workshop is a unique collaborative and interactive learning experience guided by participants interests and curiosities. Of particular focus is the integration of the Biodynamic practices and principles into your current farming and gardening practices.
If you would you like to learn how biodynamic practice is different to and synergistic with organic gardening and permaculture methods, then this course is for you.
Bio: Hamish Mackay
Hamish Mackay has been working in the Biodynamics space for over 45 years, facilitating workshops since 1980. Hamish presents Biodynamics in a practical and relatable format. Each workshop is a unique collaborative and interactive learning experience guided by participants interests and curiosities.
Hamish is the Executive Director of Biodynamics2024 and regularly conducts workshops throughout Australia.
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$550 - Early Bird
$440 - Multiple Participant
$660 - Single Ticket
$160 - Graduate Repeat
Morning tea and lunch is provided so let us know if there are any special dietary requirements.
Places are limited so book early!
Thursday 7th November: 9am-5pm
Friday 8th November: 9am-5pm
What to bring
Notepad and pen
closed in shoes
gloves if you wish
The Farm House at The Farm, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW