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Enhancing your organic garden with biodynamics
This experiential two day workshop gives you a balance of both practical and theory in a great setting on a portion of land at an organic farm in Draper, QLD. It’s only 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 10 minutes to our local railway station.
The workshop is suitable for food growers from small scale to hobby farmers who are interested in ramping up their organic food production, whilst developing an appreciation of the deeper spirit of nature. It’s ideal that you have some experience of organic food growing, but we have catered for beginners. If you have already studied permaculture, you will find the workshop extends your existing knowledge, adding a new and interesting perspective to maximising the effectiveness of your food growing activities.
The workshop content is contexualised to the food growing spaces at the venue and the presenter also works closely with each participant to ensure there is an action plan to bring all content into the context of their own food growing spaces. Workshop participant numbers are a maximum of 10 people.
During the 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, you will:
Peter Kearney is an experienced workshop presenter, educator and urban farmer who has worked with and studied biodynamics for 22 years and run biodynamic workshops for 9 years. Peter is the founder of My Food Garden, director of Biodynamic Agriculture Australia and presents at national and international conferences on biodynamics and urban agriculture. Peter’s business also consults to individuals, schools, community organisations, governments and large property developers on integrating sustainable urban agriculture into their environments.
“This course has really broadened and deepened my knowledge in growing food in a sustainable way. Biodynamics was the piece of the puzzle I was missing in my garden. I can not wait to apply all that was taught in the course as I am certain it will make my garden grow abundantly. The course material is incredibly fascinating and it will make you want to learn even more and dig even deeper. The hands on part of the course is great fun as you will not only hear how to make the biodynamic preparations, but you will get the opportunity to do so! It is a great learning experience and highly recommended as I know it will greatly improve your gardening experience!”Anna Marie Davies, Kellyville, Sydney
Course format and program – over 2 days – Saturday – Sunday
Day 1 – 9.15 – Welcome with tea and coffee
9:30-11:00 – Introduction to the concepts of biodynamic gardening – theory
11:00 – 12:30 – Biodynamic compost making – practice & theory
12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch – bring your own
1:15 – 2:15 – Soil management practices using biodynamics – theory
2:15 – 3:00 – Making and applying biodynamic cow pat pit soil enhancer – practice & theory
3:00-3:30 – Afternoon tea – provided
3:30 – 4:30 – Usage, stirring and applying bidynamic horn manure – practice & theory
4:30 – Finish for the first day
Day 2 – 9:15 – Arrival with tea and coffee provided
9:30-11:00 – Working with planetary rhythms in growing food & planting techniques – theory and experiential movement exercise
11:00: 12:30 – Making and applying biodynamic tree paste including fruit tree management practices using biodynamics – practice & theory
12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch – provided
1:15 – 3:00 – Understanding and applying key biodynamic preparations, crop rotation, companion planting and planting techniques – theory & practice
3:00-3:30 – Afternoon tea – provided
3:30 – 4:30 – Questions and game plans for your own food garden space and applying what you have learnt
Times and location
Saturday – 9.15 am – 4.30pm
Sunday – 9.15am – 4-30pm
Where : 674 Eatons Crossing road, Draper, QLD
Cost and registration
The workshop fee is $330 per person. Numbers are a maximum of 10 people per workshop, so .payment in advance is required. Use the booking link above to pay by credit or debit card. The price includes 2 day workshop, afternoon teas each day, welcome coffee and tea each morning, biodynamic preparations kit and training material. If you attend with a friend the workshop fee is reduced to $300,
Installment payment is available with 50% on booking and the balance drawn from your account, within 6 weeks of the workshop date.
Peter Kearney on 0401156532 or email@example.com