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The Spiritual Foundations of Biodynamic Agriculture

£ 200 

per person

4 Days - from 2 April- 24 September

10 am – 4 pm

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The Spiritual Foundations of Biodynamic Agriculture

With Andre Tranquilini and Harry Astley
10am – 4pm on 4 Days - from 2 April- 24 September

A course for those who have completed our Biodynamic Gardening Course and wish to develop and deepen their understanding of biodynamic gardening and the making and use of biodynamic preparations.

Module 1 –  2nd April 2022 The spiritual foundations of biodynamic agriculture
We are delighted to welcome Judith Byford, curative eurythmist, for a day exploring the historical context and spiritual foundations of Biodynamic Agriculture. The day will include lectures, artistic and group activities, and a garden walk/observation. It is recommended that participants read the Lecture one of the Agriculture Course by Rudolph Steiner, prior to the course.

Module 2 – 21st May 2022 The Spring biodynamic preparations
A practical day making and learning about the use of biodynamic preparations. We will be making the following preparations. 501 – Horn silica, 502 – Yarrow, CPP – Cow Pat Pit.
And harvesting: 500 – Horn manure, 503 – Chamomile, 506 – Dandelion.
The day will finish with horn manure stirring and we ask that participants bring their own container to take away some prep for spraying at home.

Module 3 – 2nd July 2022  Growing with your garden
Andre and Harry will work with you to offer hints and tips to optimise productivity whilst lessening waste. The course will cover: Succession sowing (cut and come again salad all year round), crop planning, sowing and planting techniques, weeding and cultivation, how to cope with demanding weather conditions and planning for winter vegetables.

Module 4 – 24th September 2022 The Autumn biodynamic preparations
A practical day making and learning about the use of biodynamic preparations. We will be making the following preparations: 500 – Horn manure, 503 – Chamomile, 505 –Oak bark, 506 – Dandelion
We will also bury 502 – Yarrow, and harvest 501 – Horn silica
The CPP made on Module 2 will be ready to share with the participants. Each participant will be offered a cow horn, with preparation 500, to take home and bury.

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

The Ormandy Field

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