The Apricot Centre- Introduction to Biodynamic Farming and Growing with Marina O'Connell

Summary information

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 the course runs for two weekends -
Saturday 16th March - Sunday 17th March and Saturday 27th April - Sunday 28th April

Booking and further information
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Huxhams Cross Farm, Rattery Road, Dartington, TQ96AA
£240 inc VAT
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Rachel Phillips
Dates and times
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Please note that the course will run from 9am - 5pm over two weekends.
16 March 2019 to 17 March 2019
27 April 2019 to 28 April 2019
Venue information

We are a 34 acre farm that has been designed using permaculture methodologies. We are certified organic and biodynamic. We also run a wellbeing service on our site.

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