New year, new learning!

Happy New Year! Deepen your understanding of biodynamics and its practical application in 2017 with these hands-on workshops—two in the South Island, one in the North. The tutors have a wealth of wisdom to share. Don’t miss the opportunity to benefit from their experience and deep connections to Steiner’s teachings.

Biodynamic field day, Waimate area

When: Saturday 4 February, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Stevens property (Richard and Angela), 407 Elephant Hill Rd, Waihao Downs, south-west of Waimate, South Canterbury. The property is off-grid and features a straw bale house and barn, a small Dexter stud and 200 fruit trees.
Tutors: Peter and Gill Bacchus. Peter is a long-time biodynamic practitioner, farmer and teacher, and the author of Biodynamic Pasture Management. Gill is author of Food Full of Life.
Cost: $45 single, $75 double
Meals: Morning and afternoon tea provided. Bring lunch to share.

Content

  • Building soil fertility, and its many benefits
  • The heavens and the weather—is there a connection?
  • The construction of a clay cow pat pit
  • Improving nutritional value of crops

Come with your questions and problems and take advantage of Peter’s lifetime of knowledge and practice.

For further details and to register, contact Sally Robins, 03 434 8961, sallyrobinsbks@gmail.com.


Cromwell area events

Interactive discussion: “Why Biodynamics?” and its relation to nutrition

When: Friday 10 February from 6:00pm
Where: Dunstan Lake Yacht Club, Mc Nulty Inlet, Cromwell
Facilitators: Peter and Gill Bacchus (see below)
Tickets: $25 (sliding scale discount available on request for unwaged, seniors and group bookings)

Biodynamic field day

When: Saturday 11 February, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: New Zealand Nut Producers, 222 Pearson Rd, Cromwell. Valda and Otto Muller grow 30 hectares of walnut cultivars and almond trees on their certified organic property. They use compost and various herbal teas and are currently exploring biodynamic practices.
Tutors: Peter and Gill Bacchus. Peter is a long-time biodynamic practitioner, farmer and teacher, and the author of Biodynamic Pasture Management. Gill is author of Food Full of Life.
What to bring: Lunch, a mug, a deck chair or blanket, umbrella. Morning and afternoon tea will be supplied.
Cost: $45 or a special discounted rate of $60 for both events

This is a rare opportunity to hear and learn from Peter who has been immersed in biodynamics all his life, and Gill with her complementary background. Together they hold a great breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. An opportunity not to be missed!

Content

  • Building soil fertility, and its many benefits
  • The heavens and the weather—is there a connection?
  • The construction of a clay cow pat pit
  • Improving nutritional value of crops

Come with your questions and problems and take advantage of Peter’s lifetime of knowledge and practice.

For further details and to register, contact Su Hoskin s.hoskin@xtra.co.nz or Loran vielonat@gmail.com


Biodynamic home gardening workshop, Kapiti

When: Friday 28 April from 6:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday 30 April
Where: Doris Zuur’s property, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
Tutor: Rachel Pomeroy
Cost: Sliding scale of $100-$160
Meals: Included in cost

Content

Learn how to grow your own food in a small plot in your garden, using all the biodynamic techniques. (Previous workshop reported in Harvests 68/2.)

E-mail Rachel or Doris for more information or registration, rachelpomeroy1@yahoo.co.nz,doris.zuur@gmail.com, 0-27-281 1570.

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