Introduction to Biodynamic Farming and Growing with Marina O'Connell

Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, 28 April, 2019 - 16:00
Huxhams Cross Farm TQ9 6AA

Biodynamic Farming was the first form of ecological farming system, arising in 1924. It has also proven to be one of the most sustainable forms of farming with the highest levels of soil biodiversity found on farms.

This course is designed for the gardener, grower or farmer who wants to find out more about the principles and practices of biodynamic systems in a simple and practical way. You will cover the context of biodynamic systems and the Demeter regulations; how to carry out the practices of biodynamic systems, the use of the preparations and the calendar on both a practical and theoretical way. You will look in-depth at how preparations are made by working with local biodynamic practitioners who will give an insight in to the preparations and their uses. The course will be held on a registered biodynamic farm and will enable you to carry out some basic biodynamic systems on your own land.

Please note that this course takes place over two weekends - Saturday 16th March - Sunday 17th March and Saturday 27th April - Sunday 28th April
Lunch can be provided at a cost of £6.00 inc VAT per person per day please email rachelphillips@apricotcentre.co.uk if you would like to book lunch.