What makes this programme unique is its holistic and integrated approach to how people and different geographical locations interrelate. The Biodynamic approach to agriculture is founded on the concept of ‘the whole farm organism’, and the inter-relationship and connectivity between the various parts. Biodynamic Agriculture: Reimagining the potential of the farm, the human being, individuals, communities and the environment.

Biodynamic Agriculture sits at the heart of the Ruskin Mill Trust’s method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE), and as such, the land is used as a context and site of engagement to bring about person centred learning and development.

The aim of the Ruskin Mill biodynamic training programme is to:

  • Equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become an independent and confident biodynamic worker, in order to work within a biodynamic or organic holding
  • Provide participants with the opportunity and attributes to work with people with differing educational and developmental needs in a therapeutic context through land-based activities

Intended Learning Outcomes