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BIODYNAMICS

Biodynamics is an holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming and gardening.  Its esoteric concepts integrate scientific understanding with recognition of the spirit in nature.  Biodynamic practices have the capacity to transform soil, plant and animal life; renewing and revitalising the earth and all who call it home.

A series of 3 workshops presented by Heidi Halter

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Workshop 1 now completed.

See below for details of 2nd and 3rd workshops.

Spaces still available

After studying organic farming in NSW Heidi became interested in biodynamics and travelled to Switzerland where she completed an introduction to Anthroposophy at the Goetheanum.  Whilst there, she became involved in the Agricultural Section.  Heidi participated in a number of annual agricultural conferences and trained ‘on the ground’ as she completed a year-long biodynamics course for local farmers who were steeped in biodynamic experiences and lifestyle. More recently, Heidi worked for many years lovingly tending the gardens as a gardener and gardening teacher at the Perth Waldorf School.

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Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Cost: $40 std / $35 conc / $45 pay-it-forward**       

Venue: Hilton Community Gardens,

   Rennie Crescent, Hilton

Enquiries: Monika at: monzie999@yahoo.de

See below for workshop specific dates and booking links

*For those working towards the Certificate in Anthroposophical Studies: 2 credit points.

** Pay-it-forward pricing option on the booking platform enables ‘those that can’ to pay a bit more to allow RSCP to offer concession rates.

Workshop 1: Biodynamic Preparations 500 & 501.....completed

Workshop 2: Biodynamic Composting

In this hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of a living compost and how its powerful restorative forces will work in your garden providing transformation and vitality.  As we construct a compost heap with easy to source materials, you will be introduced to the essential compost BD preparations; each with their own special task.  You will learn how to maintain the health of the compost pile and how to know when a biodynamic compost is ready. There may also be opportuniy for stirring and spreading preparation 500.

Workshop 3: Biodynamic Preparations 500 & 501

This fascinating workshop will introduce you to remarkably powerful yet simple activities you can do in your own garden or farm; the production and application of two essential Biodynamic preparations: 500 and 501.  Preparation 500 is the special soil-enlivening elixir that manifests powerful life forces.  It promotes humus formation as well as plant health and development.   Preparation 501 is the warmth and light-enhancing preparation that brings warmth and light to plants, ensuring healthy growth and strengthening against fungal attack.  Each participant will be able take both preparations home for their garden.   During the first workshop we filled and buried the cow-horns for 'overwintering'  During this workshop we may dig up the cow-horns complete with prep 500 and bury the next ones to create prep 501 over summer.   

** Please bring two glass jars to take your liquid preparations home.

Workshop 2: Composting

 Saturday 18th June 2022

Closing Date for Bookings:  11th June 2022

https://events.humanitix.com/biodynamic-composting

Workshop 3: Working with preparations 500 & 501

Saturday 17th September 2022

Closing Date for Bookings:  10th September 2022

Booking link to be confirmed.