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Organic food growing with biodynamic methods

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Organic food growing with biodynamic methods

Time: July 16, 2016 at 9:15am to July 17, 2016 at 4:30pm
Location: Camp Mountain, Samford
Street: 7 Hogan Court
City/Town: Camp Mountain
Website or Map: http://www.cityfoodgrowers.co…
Phone: 0401156532
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Peter Kearney
Latest Activity: May 26, 2016

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Event Description

What You Will Learn

  • Understand why biodynamic methods are an essential part of sustainable organic food growing
  • Understand how to develop a deeper consciousness of the living processes driving vitality of soil, plants and animals
  • Understand how to enhance your organic food growing of any scale with biodynamic methods

What You Get

  • An experience of sharing 2 days with like minded people in our beautiful gardens being nurtured and educated,
  • Delicious and healthy lunch on the Sunday made predominantly from biodynamically grown ingredients,
  • 12 month online subscription to our web site at www.cityfoodgrowers.com.au, one of the largest organic gardening resources in Australia with integrated biodynamic content
  • Comprehensive written training materials,
  • Biodynamic preparations kit to get you started, online support and connection into a network of biodynamic gardeners
  • Organic coffee or tea on arrival and a healthy, delicious afternoon tea each day.
  • The 2 day workshop fee is $300 or $285 if you come along with a friend. You can register here.

Workshop content:

This experiential two day workshop  gives you a balance of both practical and theory in a great setting on 5 acres at 7 Hogan Court, Camp Mountain, QLD. 

The workshop is suitable for food growers from small scale to hobby farmers who are interested in ramping up their organic food production in a sustainable way, whilst developing an appreciation of the deeper spirit of nature.Its ideal that you have some experience of organic food growing. 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. 

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 placing of knowing. 

  • Immerse yourself in our beautiful 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.

Presenter

Peter Kearney is an experienced workshop presenter, educator and urban farmer who commenced organic food growing 40 years ago.  He has worked with and studied biodynamics for 20 years and run biodynamic workshops for 7 years. Peter is the founder of www.cityfoodgrowers.com.au and a member of Biodynamic Agriculture Australia and in 2011 and 2014 presented at their National Conference. Peter's business also consults to individuals, schools, community organisations and large property developers on integrating sustainable urban agriculture into their environments.

 

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