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A trench in the soil reveals a row of horns. A farmer in jeans is looking at it, with a spade in hand.

Biodynamic Prep-Making Day

Friday September 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: Hack Farm

1017 Concession Road 7
Tiverton, Ontario N2Z 2X6 Canada
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519 429 4482
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Member $10 Register
Standard $15 Register

Members of the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening can register for this event by contacting Zeb Landon 519 429 4482 or Uli Hack 519 396 8098. All others must register through EFAO.

Join the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario for this hands-on field day at the Hack Farm! Making of various biodynamic preps is done twice per year, differently in Spring and Fall. Particular preps go into the ground in Fall, and are unearthed in the Spring, or vice versa. The preps, once made, must be stored carefully, and have various uses as field sprays or to add to compost. They are used in conjunction with other biodynamic and organic farming methods.

Outline of activities:

  • 9 AM to 12: Carry out steps for making the biodynamic preps Horn Manure ‘500’, Silica ‘501’, Yarrow ‘502’, Camomile ‘503’, Oak Bark ‘505’, and Dandelion ‘506’.
  • 12 noon: Potluck lunch. (Bring a food contribution, your plate, bowl, cup and utensils, please.)
  • 1 PM to 4 PM: Continue making Preps and burying what was made, as appropriate.

Note: Work wear, boots, gloves are recommended. Dress for the weather.

The purpose of the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening is “to promote, develop and guide the application of biodynamic agriculture methods, in accordance with the principles set forth in the agriculture course given by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, in Koberwitz, Germany”. Please realize that this event is tentatively planned, but circumstances outside our control could influence a change of plans. Therefore, check your e-mails once more before you come to make sure no cancellation happened.

In order to make our events accessible to all current and aspiring farmers in Ontario, EFAO uses a “pay what you can” model. To register using this model, please complete this form!