Upon request, and happily, I will be offering an Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture course this Spring at Erda BD Gardens - 1305 SW Blake and La Vega in Albuquerque. The course will be five Sundays from 1:00pm-3:30pm beginning the last Sunday in April and all the Sundays of May - and at Arco Iris Institute in Santa Fe, same time on Saturdays.
Please see the attached flyer (link below) and you are welcome to spread the word to your contacts in the farming/gardening, permaculture, agriculture communities, etc and please include my email and telephone number.
Rudolf Steiner was a mystic; a clairvoyant whom has contributed hugely to the realms of agriculture, medicine, economics, education and the renewal of human spirituality -he encouraged all teachers and farmers how to apply what is taken in, into the heart (feeling), head (thinking) and limbs(willing) so that a fuller knowing can take place. He said "it is the soul that cognizes" and "when there is a considered trinity of art, movement and meditation in all learning, the imagination in feeling as an organ can fuel the will and ancient memory in the soul can be accessed." Thus, this course will include art, movement and imagination/meditation.
Cost: $100. Individual classes $30.
Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture,
Practical use of the planting calender (sowing transplanting harvesting)
The Archetypal plant
Working with the constellations, stars, planets and cosmic rhythms
The Moon as a path of Gnosis
500 Prep stir and application
Soil fertility and compost and the holy cow-
Compost Tea and CPP
Composting as art and foundation to Biodynamics
Seasons of the pile- Build a BD Compost- apply preps
Biodynamic Preparations- Cosmic Homeopathy for the Earth-
What are the Preps, what they bring, why and when to use them
Biodynamics for healing the earth and people
Prep making- Water and the Vortex
Prep application, using and storing Preps
Tree Paste, Fruit tree sprays
Light and Warmth- a closer look at plant forms
The Cycle of the Year according to Rudolf Steiner
Disease, Pest and Weed control
Considering the BD Farm Organism
Review and Discussion
The World of BD- films and forums
Practical consideration of the home gardener and small scale farmer
Permaculture and Biodyamics- a model and a method