Venue: Clervaux Trust, Jolby Lane, Croft-on-Tees DL2 2TF
Garden Teacher: Roberto Romano
2019 Course Dates and sessions outline Full programme outline here (PDF)
Session 1 – 23rd Feb Seed connects with Soil
Session 2 – 30th March Planning our garden
Session 3 – 27th April The Plant between the Sun and Earth
Session 4 – 1st June The Biodynamic Preparations
Session 5 – 22nd June Tending the garden
Session 5 – 13th July The garden as an organism
These courses are being offered free of charge; please note that in exchange. participants are asked to commit to attending all 6 sessions and complete feedback sheets at the end of each session which will contribute to the ongoing research that began in 2018.
A simple, tasty, homemade biodynamic lunch will be served – Cost £5 per session / £30 for all 6 – to be paid at the time of booking. Places are strictly limited so we advise booking early!
About Roberto: Roberto is the Biodynamic Land Co-ordinator at Clervaux near Darlington, a Ruskin Mill Trust centre. He oversees their biodynamic market garden, farmland and woodland and is responsible for providing social, therapeutic and work experience opportunities on the land for Clervaux residents, land workers and volunteers.
He has a long standing interest in Nature, extensive experience of permaculture and organic and sustainable farming practices, and has worked as a Woofer in the UK and south East Asia. His qualifications include the BDA 2 year Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture and MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education at the University of West England.
Roberto’s special interest is in developing biodynamic gardening for back-yard gardeners particularly in urban gardens, encouraging biodynamic practice at a local level, and to bring more biodynamics to the North East! He has a wife and young baby, and lives in Darlington.
For more abut Ruskin Mill Educational Trust click here
Directions to the venue: Post Code DL2 2TF
Take the A167 south from Darlington.
As you pass through Hurworth the road naturally turns a sharp right to cross a bridge over the Tees. Follow the road over the bridge and also as it turns a sharp left in front of the Croft Hotel.
Just after the Croft Hotel turn right up the Richmond Road (signposted Middleton Tyas)
At the top of the hill take the next right (signposted Barton). This is Jolby Lane.
After about 200m you will see a little track on your right, the brown sign says Clow Beck House, Turn right the Clervaux Trust will be in front of you (it is the first track on your right). Follow the track and as it veers right you turn left through the gate. Drive along and park where you see the other cars parked (i.e. before the next gate) and walk down into Clervaux.