“I have an a allotment, grow my own vegetables , and have always used organic methods. My wife, Michelle, wanted to try biodynamic gardening; sceptical at first, we find it really rewarding and are sold on its benefits . Gardeners on my allotment have also noticed the difference in the quality of my vegetables and say I must have a protected site ! David & Michelle Brewer
Biodynamic gardening offers a unique holistic approach to organic gardening, and brings a new dimension and understanding of how to work with Nature in your garden.
This series of 5 workshops has been specially designed to enable you to discover and learn biodynamic principles and methods, and practice them in your own garden.
Each workshop is designed to be self-sufficient. They can be taken individually or as a series. The emphasis will be on both theory and practice and time will be given for questions.
The workshops will be led by biodynamic grower and enthusiast Matthew Hayes.
About Mathew Hayes
Matthew is currently a tutor and development manager for the new rooftop garden at Argent College in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, and also runs his own commercial market garden in Hungary.
He completed his biodynamic apprenticeship at Tablehurst Farm in 1986, and has worked as a gardener and educator since. Like many gardeners who get to know and use biodynamic methods, Matthew finds himself ever more convinced of the importance of the biodynamic approach, and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience at these workshops.
The workshops series on offer are:
No 1 : Wednesday 18thOctober 2017 9.30am – 1pm – Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening –Sold out!
No 2: Wednesday 15th November 2017 9.30am – 1pm – Tuning into Nature’s Rhythms -Sold out!
No 3: Wednesday 7th February 2018: Health Starts with Soil: how to enliven your soils, vitalise your compost and your health.
No 4: Wednesday 11th April 2018: Getting Ready for the New Season: practical biodynamic kitchen gardening.
No 5: Wednesday 23rd May: Gardening for wildlife, weeds as friends, and natural pest & diseases control.
Cost [Garden Organic or Biodynamic Association member]: £ 30.00
Cost [non member]: £ 36.00
FFI and to book: Contact Phone: 024 7630 3517 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, book a place or register your interest online.
Full venue address: Garden Organic, Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 3LG
These workshops are run in conjunction with the Biodynamic Association: www.biodynamic.org.uk and the Ruskin Mill Trust: www.rmt.org
To find out more about biodynamic gardening, click here: https://www.biodynamic.org.uk/garden/
Argent College is the newest educational provision of the Ruskin Mill Trust network of schools and colleges for young people with complex learning needs. Ruskin Mill Trust hold biodynamic farming and gardening as a central pillar of its educational method, and runs its own biodynamic apprenticeship programme.
Argent College welcomes visitors, and has its own café, using produce from its rooftop garden.