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Making Biodynamic Preparations
Saturday May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join this workshop to learn how to make biodynamic preparations!
LOCATION: Hack Farm. 1017 Concession Road 7, Tiverton (Kincardine), N2Z 2X6
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Members of the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening can register by contacting Uli Hack at 519 396 8098 (evenings) or Zeb Landon 519 429 4482. All others must register through EFAO.
Biodynamic agriculture focuses on enhancing the life processes of nature. Each biodynamic farm develops its own identity based on the relationships between the animals that provide fertility for the soil, the fields that provide food for animals and people, the plant life, the meadows, the orchards, the forests and the wetlands giving space for birds, insects and other wildlife. Farm balance and health are further encouraged by the use of biodynamic compost preparations and field sprays.
Biodynamic preparations are made twice a year. In this one-day workshop, farmers interested in extending their knowledge of biodynamic practices will carry out the steps for making biodynamic preparation 500 (Horn Manure), as well as Silica 501, Yarrow 502, Dandelion 506 and Barrel Compost.
This is a collaborative, hands-on learning experience on a 900-acre farm where biodynamic preparations and practices have been applied since 1982.
9AM to 12PM
Learn how to make biodynamic preparations.
Potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to contribute, as well as a plate, bowl, cup and utensils.
1PM to 4PM
Learn how to set up the Barrel Compost. Discover techniques for handling and storing unearthed preparations that have overwintered.
Note: Everyone will help clean up after the workshop. Farming clothes, boots and gloves are recommended.
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”.