Seven Day Introduction to Biodynamics, Feb - July, Lauriston Farm, Essex | Biodynamic Association

Seven Day Introduction to Biodynamics, Feb – July, Lauriston Farm, Essex

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Biodynamic Agricultural College Soil Seminar Sat 23th – Thur 28th March 2019, Gloucestershire
1st February 2019
Now in its fifth cycle, we offer a simple introduction to some of the Biodynamic concepts and physical practice.  This next course begins on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, running for an additional six Saturdays until the start of July 2019.  Each day involves theory in the morning and practical application in the afternoon.
Click here for Course Timetable and reading listThe subjects covered will include:

  –  Horn Manure
–    Horn Silica
–    Composting
–    Barrel Preparation
–    The Planting Calendar
–    Animals
 –  Honey Bees
–    Seed Production and Sowing
–    Transplanting Seedlings
–    Potting Mix
–    Farm Individuality
–    Goethean Observation

The days reflect the Seasons and the planetary influences of the day. The course is aimed at those wanting to explore some of the basic ideas of Biodynamics and also learn the practical application of them. We hope it will provide a useful step into other full-time training opportunities.

Spencer Christy (Farm Director and BDA Trustee) will host the course along with Andre and Monique Kleinjans who also work on the farm and bring a combined experience of over sixty years in biodynamic practice. In addition, guest lecturer Patrick Dixon (anthroposophical researcher) and the Seed Co-Operative contribute to make this a very rich course.

Patrick is an Anthroposophical researcher, writer and actor. For the last few years he has been focusing on research into honeybees and the insect world. He has delivered many talks and lectures at Steiner House, Emerson college and other venues.

The cost for each day is £60 and they can be taken individually or as a pre-paid block for £350. Lunch is brought and share with refreshments provided. The nearest station is Witham, which is forty-five minutes from London.

FFI and Booking  OR to discuss the course and come and see the farm if you wish, please contact Spencer on  T: 01621 788348
E: socialfarming@lauristonfarm.co.uk