Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the programme, participants will:

By the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Understand the principles, intentions and associated methods of Biodynamic Agriculture, as a restorative process for the environment and for human beings.
  • Know how to implement basic land based skills in animal husbandry and horticultural production.
  • Understand how to plan the day-to-day operation (or part of) an agricultural holding, be it horticultural production and/or animal husbandry.
  • Understand how to engage with relations and interactions within the natural world (soil, plants, animals, and the subtle influences from the cosmos).
  • Know how to engage young people with complex needs into the work of a biodynamic farm/land-based activity.
  • Understand the benefits of social pedagogy and therapeutic education, within the context of biodynamic land work, in supporting human development and education.
  • Have an understanding of the benefits of working with the land, plants and animals to support people with complex needs.
  • Understand the interplays between the different elements of land based operation, and the influences of cause and effect within the context of the whole farm organism.

Skills and abilities

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Work with the realms of the earth and the cosmos, recognise the influences and rhythms of the universe and cosmos (e.g. sun and planets, zodiac) on growth processes in the natural world
  • Be able to operate as a confident land worker on a day to day basis within (or part of) an agricultural holding
  • Perform a professional attitude towards farming and growing and become an effective role model for others
  • Carry out professional day to day, seasonal and yearly management and operation of animal husbandry and/or horticultural production
  • Work with individuals with complex needs within a land based environment, in a developmental and therapeutic capacity