Catherine Grace School Biodynamic Course
This course works out of Ruskin Mill Trust’s pedagogical method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education and will be of interest to educators, potential teachers, and other interested persons.
Biodynamic Agriculture: re-imagining the potential of the farm, the human being, individuals, communities and the environment
APPLICATIONS 2019/20 CLOSED. APPLICATIONS FOR 2020/21 NOW OPEN.
28 September 2019
Introduction; the earth as a living organism; the 4 Kingdoms of Nature; science and phenomenology of soils
Biodynamic soil fertility; elements of PSTE; building a Biodynamic compost heap; Biodynamic cow horn & chamomile preparation
Earthly and cosmic forces; Biodynamic 500 and 501 preparations; the 12 human senses and the planes of space
11 January 2020
Rhythms in nature and cosmos; elements of PSTE; 3 King’s preparation stirring and spraying; the Biodynamic sowing calendar
Botany and phenomenology of the plant; plant study (seed and root); elements of PSTE; plant study (seed and root); soil preparations
28 March 2020
Plant study (leaf metamorphosis); elements of PSTE; plant study (flower, fruit and seed); compost
Organisms below the ground (case study of the worm); elements of PSTE; organisms above the ground (case study of the bees)
Plant health and care; Biodynamic weeds, pest and disease management; homeopathy: potentising a Biodynamic pepper
Stirring and spraying 501; the role of elemental beings; elements of PSTE; the significance of the farm animal
Nutrition; the task of the educational gardener; rounding off and closing
Helios Medical Centre, 17 Stoke Hill, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JN
There is no fixed charge for the course. Donations are invited. All donations received will go towards Ruskin Mill Trust’s bees at Argent College in Birmingham.
Information and application
Please contact the course director for more information or download an application form here (Word) – APPLICATIONS FOR 2020/21 NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Peter van Vliet:
07975 793 193