Date

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
8:30am to 12:00pm

Location

Abenia

Event Description

This workshop will provide a complete introduction to the nine biodynamic preparations. 1. Stuffing manure in cow horns and stirring the finished preparation 2. Grinding quartz crystals and packing a cow horn 3. Stuffing a stag's bladder with yarrow flowers and showing one that's been hanging all summer 4. Stuffing intestines with chamomile flowers and making a few "sausages" 5. Rehydrating stinging nettle, packing it into clay tiles and covering with a screen 6. Grinding oak bark and explaining how it is put in the skull (using a dry skull for the demonstration) 7. Making dandelion pillows with a mesentery 8. Making the valerian preparation with dry flowers 9. Chopping up horsetail, making a tea, and describing the fermentation process We will describe how and when all of these are buried, and we will show several examples of each of these as finished products and explain how they are used and stored. We do not plan to go into the deeper esoteric ideas or experiments but instead stay with the simple instructions we read in chapters 4 and 5.