Level 1 Biodynamic Gardening Course
With Harry Astley annd Andre Tranquilini
10am – 5pm on all 6 dates

Online Planning Session 1: Friday 5th February 2021 – Planning an Organic / Biodynamic vegetable garden. This will be followed by a Q and A zoom session on Thursday 18th February 2021 (7-8.30pm)
Online Planning Session 2: Friday 5th March 2021 – Sowing seeds and Plant propagation. This will be followed by a Q and A zoom session on Thursday 11th March 2021 (7-8.30pm)
Online Planning Session 3: Friday 9th April 2021 – Cultivation and Fertilisation. This will be followed by a Q and A zoom session on Thursday 15th April 2021 (7-8.30pm)

Module 1: Friday 7th May 2021 – Planning an Organic / Biodynamic vegetable garden
Main topics: Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening, Garden planning, Crop rotation and Green Manures.

Module 2: Friday 4th June 2021 – Sowing seeds and Plant propagation
Main topics: The Biodynamic Planting Calendar, Open Pollinated Seeds, Potting soil recipes and Raising seedlings.

Module 3: Friday 2nd July 2021 – Cultivation and Fertilisation
Main topics: Composting, Soil cultivation, The Horn Manure Preparation and No Dig gardening.

Module 4: Friday 13th August 2021 – Health & vitality: natural prevention of pests & diseases
Main topics: Natural teas (making and application), Biodynamic Compost Preparations, The Horn Silica Preparation and Crop maintenance.

Module 5: Friday September 10th 2021 – Appreciation and Guidance
A module for all participants to present their gardens and share the joys and challenges with the group.

Module 6: Friday 1st October 2021 – Harvesting and storage (including seed saving)
Main topics: Harvesting techniques for various crops, Storage and Seed saving techniques.

£200 To include refreshments
To book your place email: estateoffice@walthamplace.com
Covid protocols in place.

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