Seven Day Introduction to Biodynamics: January 2018, running for roughly one Saturday per month, until June 2018 | Biodynamic Association

Seven Day Introduction to Biodynamics: January 2018, running for roughly one Saturday per month, until June 2018

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Seven Day Introduction to Biodynamics
Now in its fourth cycle, we offer a simple introduction to some of the Biodynamic concepts and physical practice. This next course begins in January 2018, running for roughly one Saturday per month until June 2018. Each day involves theory in the morning and practical application in the afternoon.

The subjects covered will include:

 

    –    Horn Manure
–    Horn Silica
–    Composting
–    Barrel Preparation
–    The Planting Calendar
–    Animals
    –    Honey Bees
–    Seed Production and Sowing
–    Transplanting Seedlings
–    Potting Mix
–    Farm Individuality
–    Goethean Observation

You are taken on a gentle but thorough journey into this holistic form of agriculture with the training linking in to the season and the activities on the 210 acre Demeter certified biodynamic farm. The course has enabled previous participants to start practicing biodynamics in the back garden, allotment, small holding and farm.

The course is run by the farm’s staff – Spencer Christy (farmer and BDA Trustee), Andre Kleinjans (farmer and horticulturist) and Monique Kleinjans-Penning (horticulturist) – who have a combined experience of over eighty years working in biodynamics. There are also guest lecturers and involvement from the Seed Co-Operative.

Each day has theory in the morning and the practical application of it in the afternoon. No prior gardening or farming experience is necessary.
Days run from 10am to 5pm with bring and share lunch (refreshments are supplied by the farm) and the whole seven day course costs £350 with individual days costing £55 each.

Further details are available on our website – it is also possible to visit the farm and see what we do before you decide to join the course.

Spencer Christy
Farm Director
Email – socialfarming@lauristonfarm.co.uk
Telephone – 01621 788348.