Join us on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October at the lovely Glasshouse College,
A gathering full of enthusiasm, bringing together practi
The full programme has inspirational keynote speakers, themed sessions, time to work on biodynamic topics together, time to chat, share and network in the breaks, and over meals, and some musical light entertainment on Saturday evening. There will be discussion roundtables on Sunday to look at developing aspects of the work further. The food will largely be provided by Ruskin Mill biodynamic farms, freshly cooked on site.
Be inspired and get new ideas for advancing regenerative biodynamic practice and food in the UK!
Tickets are on sale now, click here to buy –
Full weekend ticket including all meals £175
Biodynamic Association Members ticket incl all meals £145 (NB Applies to general BDA Membership only)
Concessions available for those on a low income.
Not a Member – you can join easily here!
You will be asked to choose your Themed Sessions (see below) when you book.
Sunday’s Discussion Roundtables sessions: Sign up to these at the event.
Everyone is welcome to our AGM, which starts at 9.45am on Saturday. Please indicate if you will be attending the AGM when booking your ticket so we have the right amount of tea and coffee ready!
To be booked in advance when purchasing your conference ticket.
Group A, Soil and Preparations – Sharing soil care and tillage approaches. Discussions around the use of biodynamic preparations to maximum effect for climate change resilience, soil and farm health. (Led by: Jo Bradley)
Group B, Whole Health farming & livestock – Whole Health Agriculture : Explore working with animals and the whole
Group C, Home Gardening – Biodynamic gardening for health and happiness: working with the calendar and discussing questions about plants at garden scale. Covering vegetables, flowers, trees, ponds and biodiversity. (Led by: Peter van Vliet)
Group D, Biodynamics in Education & Therapy – Biodynamics in education and therapy, research and practice : educating through activity and the value of biodynamics. (Led by: Aonghus Gordon)
Group E, Seeds for the Future – Developing quality biodynamic open-pollinated seed in the UK – working for seed quality and production, meeting the challenges. (Led by: Peter Brinch)
Group F, Research & the Experimental Circle – The state of biodynamic research in the UK. Including current work by the Experimental Circle, the new biodynamic Farm Case Study project, and discussion around setting up farmer field labs. (Jointly led by: Julia Wright & Bernard Jarman)
Group G, Local Food Systems & Consumers – The value of consumer groups and local food hubs, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) and developing short chain supply systems. (Led by: Page Dyksra)
Group 1, Weed & Pest Control Using Peppers Exploring their use in farming and horticulture and questions regarding farm health. A look at peppers research, practical testing and making the best use of biodynamic preparations. (Led by: Frankie van der Stok)
Group 2, Orchard / Vineyards / Plant Crops – Passions and techniques for field and plant systems with minimal livestock inputs. Developing plant health and the use of preparations for growing herbs, orchards, vineyards and field vegetables. (Jointly led by: Robin Snowdon, Peter van Vliet and Marina O’Connell)
Group 3, Home Gardening – Sharing the joy, working with health and herbs in the garden – plants for health of gardener and of
Group 4, Food Quality – Vitality and biodynamic food quality: Seeking food quality and
how to improve it and prove it, developing health. (Led by: Jens-Otto Andersen)
Group 5, Bees & Nature – Learning from bees, nature and nature spirits. (Led by: Ralf Roessner. Please note this session will be translated by Bernard Jarman)
Group 6, Geothean Science & Alchemy – Inspiration and research from Goethean science and alchemy in relation to Biodynamics, harmony and understanding the depths it has to offer. (Led by: Jonathan Code)
Group 7, Product to table supply chains – Developing farmer/grower groups: associative economics and supply chains. (Jointly led by: Gabriel Kaye and Nina de Winter)
Sign up at the conference for one of these Sunday discussion groups.
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