Biodynamic Regenerative Agriculture


A series of biodynamic regenerative agriculture workshops 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, parents and individuals in learning about biodynamic methods and, importantly, how to meaningfully bring these domestic arts to children of all ages. 

Participants will learn biodynamic principles and preparations 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, these practical workshops offer a gradual exploration into the holistic and regenerative agriculture practices of biodynamic agriculture.


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Winter Solstice Workshop

Date: Sunday 23 June

Venue: Canobolas Farm, Glen Davis, Lithgow

Time: 10am – 3pm (all ages welcome)


Join us at Canobolas Farm in the Capertee Valley for a special winter Solstice workshop.

This rare opportunity will take us to Leanne and Paul’s 100 acres in the Capertee Valley, where with little experience in landcare or farming, they are in the beginning stages of regenerating the land, with a small herd of sheep, two alpacas and a young orchard. We invite you to join in this learning experience with Sandra that will explore biodynamic fertilising, for optimum soil health resulting in increased microbial life, tree pruning and care, for nourishment and protection through the colder months, as well as integrated pest management – all from a biodynamic perspective.

In addition, participants are invited to bring their own tent and camp onsite on Saturday/Sunday night. Leanne and Paul will provide a campfire, with bbq onsite, and an outdoor breakfast, for $20 per tent. Please advise us at registration if you would like to camp so we can let them know in advance. 


$130 per family (incl. GST) 


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Course Content

In addition to practical preparations and techniques, the workshops also offer 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 or farm, we welcome and encourage all collaboration, please get in touch with us today. Hosting schools and venues receive a $20 discount for their community. 

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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


“Many seek out all sorts of power. This knowledge is the sort of power I think we should all seek out.”

“We had a great day with a great bunch of people. The workshop was such a perfect balance of theory and practice.”


“I’m a person that needs to integrate what I learn and the workshop gave me that opportunity on site. The provided food was amazingly delicious and super healthy.”

“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!” 

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


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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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