Farmer to farmer workshop: Marrying theory and practice - creating high humus soils using cover crops and pasture with the help of a rotovator. 18th October 2017 | Biodynamic Association

Farmer to farmer workshop: Marrying theory and practice – creating high humus soils using cover crops and pasture with the help of a rotovator. 18th October 2017

Biodynamic Gardening at Ryton Gardens Workshop No 1 Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening Wed 18th October 9:30am to 1:00pm
8th August 2017
Private Chef ( with experience of preparing organic meals following biodynamic / macrobiotic techniques)
16th June 2017

Venue:  Tablehurst Biodynamic Farm, London Rd, Forest Row RH18 5DP

When:: Wednesday 18th October 2017; 10am – 4pm

Cost: £75  or  £60 for BDA Members and Licensees  – including refreshments and lunch

Led by biodynamic farmer and former Director of the Biodynamic Association , this farmer -to -farmer workshop for farmers and growers is an opportunity to explore how to create high humus soils and long lasting fertility , and adapt these methods to your own situation. Based on on-going trials and practical experience gained at Tablehurst Farm in East Sussex, it includes practical demonstrations and a tour of the farm.

Topics covered include:

· Practical know -how of successfully adapting rotavators to minimum tillage

· How to overcome the challenge of removing pasture without ploughing or using glyphosate ?

· How do we best return the field to an arable crop with least loss of nutrients and structure ?

· Compost making, and demonstration of Tablehurst’s new state of the art compost turner.

· Mob grazing in practice : how successful is it in building soil fertility ?

· Multi species cover crops : what can it deliver ?

To Book:
You can book your place online here:
Normal Rate Ticket £75
BDA Members or Licensees Rate £60

Or contact the BDA Office and book over the phone Tel:  01453 759501  ( Office Hours 9-1 Mon to Fri) or Email us: office@biodynamic.org.uk

Interesting Articles relating to this workshop witten by Peter Brown
Farming with cover crops and pasture to create high humus soils with the help of a rotovator
The importance of how we graze our cattle and sheep – a look at Mob grazing
Working with the soil – Inspired by the work of Friedrich Wenz