Biodynamic gardening

Biodynamic Apprenticeships

Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming and Gardening

Waltham Place are proud to support the work-based training offered by the Biodynamic Agricultural College. ‘The Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming and Gardening' provides a two-year training that combines the development of practical skills alongside the development of deeper understanding which is needed for a new generation of farmers and gardeners in agroecology.  This training is designed along the lines of a classical apprenticeship, combining practical and theoretical learning with the aim of building confidence and resilience in producing high-quality food in a way that works cooperatively with nature, just what is needed to make the world a better place. Sustainable agriculture offers solutions for current challenges and potential for positive change in areas such as climate, environment, health, and economics.  This training prepares students to be part of this positive change in the world. By working alongside experienced practitioners and being actively involved in the management of a biodynamic/organic farm or garden, students gain the ‘on the job’ skills needed to run a production enterprise.

Alongside the development of practical skills, students take seminars during the winter months when the practical work is less busy.  These courses bring students from all over the country together to consider biodynamic principles, aspects of a farm and garden and how these can work together harmoniously with nature. They include classroom and outdoor teaching, artistic activities and plenty of discussions.  Students have more than 30 teachers each with a professional background that offers students insight into many different areas of expertise. These complement the practical experience gained in day-to-day work, offering the opportunity to work meaningfully in creating practical solutions for the future.

Waltham Place offer an apprenticeship each year, with one first year, and one second year student training at the same time. To apply submit your CV and covering letter to estatemanager@walthamplace.com