This is an 8 month course, meeting one full Sunday each month starting in September and ending in April.
The central image in Biodynamics is that a farm is healthiest if it can be organized as an independent Individuality. This means having the right kinds and number of animals to provide fertility to the land; having different environments (wetlands, meadows, forests, cultivated soil, flowering trees) to allow the farm to express different forms of life; balancing the crops you grow, with the soil, the climate, and the wildlife. We will explore how this can be a meaningful conversation with the land.
This is not a “how to farm Biodynamically” course, but rather a course designed to deepen and enhance the regular work you are already doing on your farm and in your garden. It is recommended that you have some practical experience in farming or gardening before taking this course.
Required texts: Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture lectures, and his book Theosophy.
Dates and times: Sundays from 9am-4pm
September 29, October 27, November 24,
December 15, January 19, February 23, March
23, April 20
Fee: $400 Registration deadline: September 1, 2013
This course is a participating classroom course in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program.