New Biodynamic and Related Courses at Waltham Place, Berks - Winter 2019 | Biodynamic Association

New Biodynamic and Related Courses at Waltham Place, Berks – Winter 2019

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An Introduction to Gardening the Biodynamic Way Sun 15th March 2 pm – 5 pm London
4th December 2019

Waltham Place – Working with Nature
Introduction to Biodynamic  / Organic Gardening  NEW COURSE!  Nov 2019 to June 2020
Times: 10am-5pm on all 6 dates

Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends with our step-by-step workshops to guide you through the gardening year. Join the Biodynamic Gardening team in the delightful gardens of Waltham Place to learn the key biodynamic and organic practices that allow you to grow fruit and vegetables without the need for artificial input or chemical pesticides. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden, to the final harvest of the year, we’ll offer you our expert advice and guidance.

Module 1: Saturday 23rd November 2019 – planning an organic/biodynamic vegetable garden
Module 2: Saturday 18th January 2020 – sowing seeds and plant propagation
Module 3: Saturday 7th March 2020 – cultivation and fertilisation
Module 4: Saturday 4th April 2020 – health & vitality: natural prevention of pests & diseases
Module 5: Saturday 16th May 2020 – appreciation and guidance
Module 6: Saturday 6th June 2020 – harvesting and storage (including seed saving)

Price: £150 To include refreshments.

To book for an event please contact estateoffice@walthamplace.com stating the name of the event and the number of places required, or telephone 01628 825 517.

Other great events at Waltham:

Christmas Crafts Saturday 14th December 2019 9.30am-12.30pm
A Christmas Craft workshop with the Waltham Place Gardeners, learning how to make natural garlands, swags and table centerpieces.
Price: £20 To include refreshments.
If you would like to bring your children along a children’s Christmas craft session is available. Make a willow wand, a hand-dipped candle and a simple wreath.
Price: £10 To include refreshments. (limited number of places available)
Venue: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Christmas Shop Friday 20th December 3-6pm
Come and celebrate the festive season with mulled wine and mince pies, carol singing, and of course, delicious biodynamic food produced here at Waltham Place. Stock up on preserves, chutneys and homegrown vegetables, or sample our grass-fed lamb, frozen grass-fed beef and apple juice. Also available, books, wool and copper tools for those last-minute gifts.
Venue: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

 To book for an event please contact estateoffice@walthamplace.com stating the name of the event and the number of places required, or telephone 01628 825 517.

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Philosophy at Waltham – Working with Nature: 
Welcome to Waltham Place. As we invite you to explore its many different facets with us, we ask that you shift your paradigms; that you look at the gardens with a different eye, to be accepting of the less formal, less tidy look. I am a gardener of place, who seeks to work with the nature of the place, adapting and evolving to its ecology rather than producing a decorated garden. Natural gardening is all about your relationship with the garden and its evolution, using your knowledge of plant systems and families. We are staunch believers in all aspects of biodynamic/organic husbandry and in the holistic management of the estate. We seek to combine forces with nature rather than fighting against it, and to explore the boundaries between garden and nature. In doing so, we have created a haven to an abundance of insect and animal life, fungi and indigenous flora. This is our legacy, our investment in the future.  Strilli Oppenheimer