Biodynamic Gardening at Ryton Gardens - a series of workshops for 2017-2018 | Biodynamic Association

Biodynamic Gardening at Ryton Gardens – a series of workshops for 2017-2018

Communicating and Co-creating with the World of Nature Spirits and Elementals, 8th -10th Sept 2017, Powys
6th July 2017
Biodynamic Gardening at Ryton Gardens Workshop No 2: Tuning into the Rhythms of Nature, 15th November 9:30am to 1:00pm
31st July 2017

Would you like to grow nutrient –dense organic vegetables and fruit, brimming with health and vitality and endowed with natural resistance to pests & diseases?
Would you like to find out how to invigorate and regenerate your precious soil and make the best compost ever?
Would you like your garden to buzz with bees and beneficial wildlife? Would you like to grow beautiful plants, and flowers that bloom better, keep longer and are more fragrant?
Would you like to garden in accordance with Nature’s know how and seasonal rhythms? Are you curious about using herbal preparations and moon cycles to energise and bring more harmony to your garden?

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, and will include a tour of the biodynamic garden at Garden Organic.  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. 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.

About Mathew Hayes
Matthew completed his biodynamic apprenticeship at Tablehurst Farm in 1986 and has worked as a gardener and educator ever since, including setting up an running an organic training farm at Szent Istvan University in Hungary, where he lived for over 20 years. 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
No 2: Wednesday 15th November 2017  9.30am  – 1pm – Tuning into Nature’s Rhythms
No 3: Date to be confimed  –  Vital soils, vital food – enlivening and regenerating your soils, your produce and your health!
No 4  Date to be confirmed – Practical biodynamic kitchen & ornamental gardening – Getting ready for the new season
No 5 Date to be confirmed – The biodynamic approach to weeds, pests and diseases.

Cost [Garden Organic or Biodynamic Association member]: £ 30.00
Cost [non member]: £ 36.00
FFI and to book: Contact Phone: 024 7630 3517  Email:
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: and the Ruskin Mill Trust:
To find out more about biodynamic gardening, click here:

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.