Venue: Freeman biodynamic garden at High Riggs, Riggs High Road, S6 6DA
Garden Teacher: Peter van Vliet
Full programme outline here (PDF)
Session 1 Seed connects with Soil
Session 2 – Planning our garden
Session 3 – The Plant between the Sun and Earth
Session 4 – The Biodynamic Preparations
Session 5 – Tending the garden
Session 6 – The garden as an organism
Cost: 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 Peter van Vliet:
Over the last 35 years I have been vocationally engaged with biodynamic growing as well as being very active in co running the UK biodynamic apprentice scheme since 2003 and at present coordinating and teaching the Ruskin Mill Trust Biodynamic training. My growing of vegetables, herbs , flowers and fruit has always taken place in a social therapeutic and educational context.
For the last 3 years I have established Freeman biodynamic garden social enterprise in Sheffield, Stannington, where, together with the Freeman college students, colleagues and volunteers, we have created a vibrant and diverse 2 acre market garden growing fresh food and flowers for Sheffield organic shops, vegetable box schemes, Freeman College kitchens and our own vegetable box customers.
I will be very happy to share my knowledge and practical insights with those who want to know more about the back groud and methodical aspects of biodynamic gardening.
For more about High Riggs
For more abut Ruskin Mill Educational Trust click here
Directions to the venue:
By public transport: Take bus no 81 from the centre or the tram from Sheffield station to Malin Bridge and then change to bus 81 till terminus or 1 stop further. From there the garden is about a 10 minute walk. Go up Riggs High road and after about 1/2 mile on the left hand side you will see 2 metal gates giving access to Freeman Biodynamic garden ( you can’t miss the sign). Walk down the slope to the large ATCO building where you will find the venue for the course.