An Introduction to Biodynamics – Grazing, cropping and horticulture
Saturday 21st September 2013. 9am – 5pm
Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, Bungendore, New South Wales
Are you looking to…..
- build humus and improve the health of your soil
- increase your soil’s water holding capacity
- increase the drought tolerance of your land
- decrease high cost inputs on your farm
What you will learn
- Introduction to Biodynamics
- Natural Soil Fertility- Soil Food Web – Biodynamic Preparations – their connection to the soil food web and soil fertility
- Biodynamic field sprays: Horn Manure 500, Horn Silica 501
- Biodynamic compost preparations: Yarrow 502, chamomile 503, Nettle 504, Oak Bark 505, Dandelion 506, Valerian 507, Equisetum 508
- John Priestley’s presentation on practical applications of biodynamics
- Managing Practical Applications
- Developing on farm fertility methods
- Building a compost heap
- Manure Concentrate
- Seaweed tea
- Effluent management
Books and biodynamic preparations will be available for sale.
John is a third generation ecological farmer. He has been evolving his practice and knowledge of biodynamics for over 50 years at Paterson in the NSW Hunter Valley. He is a wealth of practical knowledge with a keen eye for the small observations that can make a difference to farming.
Hamish has been working with biodynamics for 40 years and presents biodynamics as a cost effective and enjoyable way to produce high quality food and fibre suitable for human health and well-being; at the same time improving our environment.
Located within 45 minutes drive from Canberra Airport, Mulloon Creek Natural Farms comprises two farms, The Home Farm and Duralla, both on Mulloon Creek. You can navigate to Mulloon Creek Natural Farm via the below map.
- Morning & afternoon tea
- Take home samples of biodynamic preparations
- Information hand-outs
Plus as a special bonus, Mulloon Creek Natural Farms will be applying biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 from the air on the weekend of the course. All participants are invited to observe preparation and aerial spraying of 500 on Friday afternoon and 501 early Saturday morning. This is an optional add-on at no charge but is subject to conditions being favourable for spraying. Details will be confirmed closer to the day.