Biodynamic Workshops

Biodynamics and Preparation 500


Heidi Halter


Biodynamics is an holistic, ecological, ethical approach to farming and gardening.  Its esoteric concepts integrate scientific understanding with recognition of the spirit in nature.  In this practical workshop we will delve into the subject as Heidi leads us through the making of Preparation 500. We will fill cow-horns with cow dung for overwintering in the earth, to be dug up, stirred for an hour and used to promote healthy soil.  Stir and apply last year’s batch to the garden, and take some home for your own.


Heidi Halter trained in biodynamics in Germany. She tends the gardens of Perth Waldorf School and as she works she brings the joys of gardening to the school children.  Heidi runs adult workshops in the practice of biodynamics.


When.             Saturday 27 March, 3-5pm.

Where.            Silver Tree Steiner School, Parkerville.  


Cost.                $40 / $35 conc.



Heidi Halter has been involved in Biodynamics for over 20 years, in Australia and Europe. What started as a 4 month sojourn on a Biodynamic farm developed into a passion and included 9 years as a biodynamic farmer in NSW. Heidi spent a year in Switzerland studying Anthroposophy (the basis of biodynamics) and the following year immersed herself in anthroposophy and biodynamics on Dottenfelderhof, a community farm and research and learning centre in Germany.