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Weekend 2 day biodynamic gardening course

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Weekend 2 day biodynamic gardening course

Time: November 23, 2012 at 9:30am to November 24, 2012 at 4:30pm
Location: 203 Wights Mountain road, Wights Mt Samford, QLD
Street: Wights Mountain road
City/Town: Samford, Brisbane
Phone: 0401156532
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Peter Kearney
Latest Activity: Oct 12, 2012

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Event Description

This 2 day course for food gardeners and hobby farmers already using organic methods covers a mixture of theory and practice. The course builds a framework of understanding for you to work with biodynamics to improve your soil, garden productivity and food quality, and at the same time, raise your awareness into the deeper spirit of nature. You will learn biodynamic gardening principles, how to use biodynamic preparations, work in tune with the planets, make biodynamic compost and tree paste. We will also delve into biodynamic weed and pest control, liquid manures and general organic gardening methods. You will learn to appreciate how cost effective it is to work with biodynamics.

The presenter is Peter Kearney is an experienced course presenter and organic gardener. Peter has worked with and studied biodynamic gardening methods for over 10 years, is founder of www.cityfoodgrowers.com.au and has conducted these courses regularly since 2008. 

On Saturday night, the 22nd, we plan to include a dinner so we can all get to know each other more. This dinner will be at one of our favourite local Indian restaurants and include biodynamic wine. 

Inclusions: Morning and afternoon tea each day, with organic ingredients, many from the gardens, written training materials, set of biodynamic preparations to get you started, support online and

connection to a network of gardeners using Biodynamic practices. 

The course fee with inclusions described above is $240 per person. Discounts are available for couples  

There is normally a maximum of 10 people for the course. Low cost home stay accommodation can be organisaed

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