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2 Day Biodynamic Introductory Workshop

March 28 - March 29

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:

  • Work with our vegetable growing and orchard areas gaining practical experience of how to work with organic and biodynamic methods
  • Understand the philosophical framework that drives all biodynamic processes so you can work with them from a place of knowing
  • Immerse yourself in our nurturing space and be well fed with biodynamically grown food, so you appreciate the end point, healthy enlivened food
  • Appreciate how biodynamic methods will fit into the rhythm of your organic food growing system to produce the highest quality organic food


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.

Participant comments

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.

Contact information

Peter Kearney on 0401156532 or


Peter Kearney


674 Eatons Crossing Road
Draper, Queensland 4520 Australia
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