Biodynamic Courses 2021 & 2022 at Waltham Place, Berkshire

Biodynamic Events at Heckfield Place 2021, Hampshire
17th July 2019

Biodynamic by nature

Waltham Place, a 220 acre organic and biodynamic farm and garden which offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore a series of naturalistic gardens, surrounding countryside and learn about the importance of sustainability and biodiversity.  For more details about Waltham Place, visiting, and other events see www.walthamplace.com/

Forthcoming courses:

Friday 24th September 10 am – 4 pm
Seed Saving – A step by step workshop 
Cost £ 30 per person incl Lunch

Seeds are one of the key issues for food sovereignty and climate change mitigation. In a time when diversity and quality are declining, it is imperative to reconnect once again with the practice of harvesting seeds that are tolerant and adapted to the changing climate.
Join estate manager, André Tranquilini, biodynamic farmer and gardener, founding member of the Living Seeds, organic and biodynamic seed company, for this step-by-step workshop to help you to obtain the best quality seed from your gardens.
For full details and to book your place  https://www.walthamplace.com/product/seed-saving

Friday 8th October 2021 9.30 am – 5.15 pm
Make a Log Hive
Cost £ 200

Support wild honey bee populations by building a log hive under the guidance of natural beekeeping expert Matt Somerville. Designed to stand alone, on stilts, or sited high up in the treetops, log hives offer wild honey bees a non-intrusive home. Supporting our bees as pollinators, rather than honey producers, log hives are designed to offer good insulation in Winter or Summer, mimicking the environment bees choose in the wild. With minimal intervention the bees are subject to natural selection which weeds out the weak, thus creating strong, healthy colonies capable of coping with pests and diseases. This is a low-intensity way to keep bees offering minimal stress for both the bees and the beekeeper.
For full details and to book your place ‍‍ https://www.walthamplace.com/product/make-a-log-hive

Saturday 13th November 2021 -9.30 am – 4 pm
Hedgelaying
Cost £ 75 per person

Hedgelaying has great conservational value and with the associated benefits to wildlife, it really is important to preserve and share this skill. In this one day training session, Clive Leek will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying, teaching all the necessary skills and techniques. This course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to learn, through to the more experienced hedge layer wanting to practice and improve. By the end of the day, you will have laid your own section of hedge, which will become a wildlife haven for years to come. Please dress warmly. All tools provided.
For full details and to book your place https://www.walthamplace.com/product/hedgelaying

2022

6 Days – from 22 January- 11th June 2022 10 am – 4 pm
Biodynamic Gardening for Beginners with Andre Tranquilini and Harry Astley
Cost: £200 including refreshments
Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends with our step-by-step workshops to guide you through the gardening year. Join the Biodynamic Gardening team in the delightful gardens of Waltham Place to learn the key biodynamic and organic practices that allow you to grow fruit and vegetables without the need for artificial inputs. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden, to the final harvest of the year, we’ll offer you our expert advice and guidance.
For full details and to book your place  https://www.walthamplace.com/product/biodynamic-gardening-for-beginners

4 Days – from 2 April- 24 September 2022 10 am – 4 pm
The Spiritual Foundations of Biodynamic Agriculture
Cost £200 including refreshments
A course for those who have completed our Biodynamic Gardening Course and wish to develop and deepen their understanding of biodynamic gardening and the making and use of biodynamic preparations.
For full details and to book your place https://www.walthamplace.com/product/the-spiritual-foundations-of-biodynamic-agriculture