Organic and Biodynamic Gardening Course
Step by step workshops to guide you through the gardening year
Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends.
Join Biodynamic grower and seed specialist, Andre Tranquilini, in the gardens of Waltham Place. Through a series of 6 workshops Andre will share with you the biodynamic and organic practices that allow us to grow our fruits and vegetables without the need for artificial inputs or chemical pesticides. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden to the final harvest of the year, Andre will offer his expert advice and guidance.
Module 1 – Planning an organic / biodynamic vegetable garden -Saturday 24th November 2018 -10am-5pm
Module 2 : Sowing seeds and plant propagation -Saturday 12th January 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 3 : Cultivation and fertilisation -Saturday 2nd March 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 4 : Health and vitality. Natural Prevention of pests and diseases -Saturday 6th April 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 5 : Appreciation and guidance -Saturday 18th May 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 6 : Harvesting and storage (including seed saving) -Saturday 29th June 2019 -10am-5pm
Cost: £20 per module or £100 for all 6 modules. To include tea and coffee.
Booking essential email@example.com / 01628 825517
Meeting point: Ormandy Centre
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