Biodynamic Ecology and Ruskin Mill Trust

There are two biodynamic training courses open to the public:

Growing the Land, Growing People, Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Ecology – endorsed by the BDA, with Open College Network West Midlands

This Level 3 Ofqual-regulated qualification (please see the Ofqual Registered for Regulated Qualifications 2021) aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to become an independent and confident biodynamic practitioner, working on a biodynamic holding. The course provides participants with the opportunity and competencies to work with people with differing educational and developmental needs in a therapeutic context through biodynamic, ecological activities. The programme has two primary areas of focus: biodynamic training Growing the Land and social therapeutic education Growing People.

The course is open to charity volunteers, Ruskin Mill Trust staff and the general public.

Step-by-Step Biodynamic Gardening Course

This course is run by the Biodynamic Association and delivered across the Ruskin Mill provisions by experienced practitioners. The course is ideal for those who have knowledge of gardening but want to learn more about the biodynamic approach. It runs once a month from February to July.

Ruskin Mill Trust

For over 25 years, Ruskin Mill Trust (RMT) has been delivering innovative education to young people with complex needs who struggle to engage in mainstream education. Through an integrated 24-hour curriculum, with a focus on practical skills and therapeutic education (PSTE), the method of the Trust enables young people to transform their own futures and realise their potential.

Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) is the unique pedagogic method of RMT. Method determines the students’ curriculum and the professional development of our staff. Through its design, integrative nature and student-centred approach, ‘PSTE provides vocational and work skills, as well as underpinning social and living skills through the educational and residential curriculum…. Students engage in practical activities that develop cognitive and emotional capacities and a sense of will’.

For course information or applications, please email or call 07975 793 193