Biodynamic Gardening for Beginners 2023
With Andre Tranquilini and Harry Astley
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 inputs. 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: 28th January 2023 – Planning an Organic / Biodynamic Vegetable Garden
Main topics: Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening, Garden planning, Crop rotation and Green Manures.
Module 2: 25th February 2023 – Sowing Seeds and Plant Propagation
Main topics: The Biodynamic Planting Calendar, Open Pollinated Seeds, Potting soil recipes and Raising seedlings.
Module 3: 25th March 2023 – Cultivation and Fertilisation
Main topics: Composting, Soil cultivation, The Horn Manure Preparation and No Dig gardening.
Module 4: 22nd April 2023 – 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: 20th May 2023 – Appreciation and Guidance
A module for all participants to present their gardens and share their joys and challenges with the group.
Module 6: 17th June 2023 – Harvesting and Storage (including seed saving)
Main topics: Harvesting techniques for various crops, Storage and Seed Saving techniques.