Biodynamic Regenerative Agriculture

 

A Biodynamic Regenerative Agriculture Course for Educators, Parents and families of all ages to learn, experience and participate in the rich Biodynamic practices developed by Rudolf Steiner.

Each workshop presents different topics, practical applications and knowledge on Biodynamic Agriculture, and is a meaningful celebration of the Alchemy of Minerals, Plants, Animals and Humans in Nature offering real solutions to the prevailing question of all ages: “What Can I/We do?” in this promising era.

The workshops are designed to assist teachers and parents in learning about Biodynamic methods and, importantly, how to meaningfully bring these domestic arts to children of all ages. 

Participants will learn Biodynamic principles that can be applied to any environment, from pots on a balcony to a production farm.

 

$130 AUD (incl. GST) per individual or family (parents and children).

Course Overview

Welcome home to the Biodynamic Garden

Presented by highly experienced educator and Biodynamics practitioner, Sandra Frain, this practical course is a gradual exploration into the holistic and regenerative agriculture practices of Biodynamic Agriculture.

 

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Transitioning a Farm to Biodynamic Methods

Date: Saturday 27 April

Time: 9:45 – 3pm (all ages welcome)

Venue: Umbiella and Glen Alice Station, located in the heart of the Capertee Valley

 

A rare opportunity to learn first-hand the processes involved in transitioning a conventional working cattle farm to regenerative biodynamic practices. 

*Camping, cabins and Airbnb available nearby for overnight stay. Contact us for more info.

 

$130 per family (incl. GST) 

 

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Winter Preparation Workshop

Date: Saturday 25 May

Venue: Lorien Novalis Steiner School, Dural

Time: 10am – 3pm (all ages welcome)

 

Join us at Lorien Novalis Steiner School in Dural where we’ll be learning about Winter preparations.

We’ll be preparing the plants and trees for the Winter months, learning about pruning for a variety of different trees, creating and applying tree paste for their protection and nourishment through the colder months, as well as propagating and planting seeds for the coming seasons.

With a festive lunch of roasted vegetables from the outdoor pizza oven!

 

$130 per family (incl. GST) 

*The community of the hosting venue and repeat participants receive $20 off.

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Course Content

In addition to practical preparations and techniques, the course will cover theoretical content including:

  • Exploring the History of Biodynamic Agriculture; Regenerative Agriculture, Organic and Permaculture.
  • Archetypal qualities of physics and chemistry through observation and connection to materials in elements of earth, water, air and fire.
  • Our Relationship to the animal kingdom including ‘pest control’, care of animals, use of animal manures; Our Relationship to the mineral kingdom including rock dust use for fertilising and ‘power towers’; Our Relationship to moving water including ponds; Our Relationship to fire including using ashes for fertilising and pest control.

 Resources will be available for learning and recording.

 

Aims of the Course

The aim of these workshops is to support educators, parents and garden practitioners with learning ‘how to’ actively garden AND ‘how to’ share the knowledge of daily and seasonal Biodynamic garden activities with children, adolescents and adults.

 

If you would like to host Sandra Frain’s course at your school we welcome and encourage all collaboration, please get in touch with us today. School communities hosting the workshop receive an enrolment discount for all attendees. 

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Course Fee:

$130 AUD per individual or family (incl. GST).

*The community/supporters of the hosting venue as well as repeat participants receive $20 off

 

Sandra Frain Biodynamic regenerative agriculture course at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College

About the Tutor

Sandra Frain obtained her Masters in Steiner Education and Certification of Biodynamic Agriculture in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Her Bachelor of Child Study Degree and Drama therapy Certification also inform the Pedagogical work she is known for internationally. Sandra is a passionate connector of people of all ages with nature and the domestic arts locally and internationally. Sandra’s workshops are popular for their wisdom, skill development and fun.

 

What our Students Say

 

“This weekend was the perfect introduction to biodynamics. For anyone interested in building healthy soil, I highly recommend signing up for the next one. Thank you Sandra, you are the best!” – M

 

“Thank you Sandra for a wonderful weekend and for being such an inspiration!!!” – P

 

 

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Course Coordinator: Robyn Davis

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Biodynamic Weekend Sessions

Transitioning a Farm, Winter Workshop, Spring Workshop, Summer Workshop, Winter Preparation Workshop, Autumn Harvest Workshop

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