Biodynamic Gardening for Beginners 2024 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: 20th January 2024 – Planning an Organic /Biodynamic Vegetable Garden
Main topics: Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening, Garden planning, Crop rotation and Green Manures.
Module 2: 17th February 2024 –Sowing Seeds and Plant Propagation
Main topics: The Biodynamic Planting Calendar, Open Pollinated Seeds, Potting soil recipes and Raising seedlings.
Module3: 23rd March 2024 – Cultivation and Fertilisation
Main topics: Composting, Soil cultivation, The Horn Manure Preparation and No Dig gardening.
Module 4: 20th April 2024 – 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: 18th May 2024 – Appreciation and Guidance
A module for all participants to present their gardens and share their joys and challenges with the group.
Module 6: 8th June 2024 – Harvesting and Storage (including seed saving)
Main topics: Harvesting techniques for various crops, Storage and Seed Saving techniques.
£300 to include refreshments.