Fall Garden Planning Class
Come join us in Dennis' biodynamic garden as we observe the different edible plant families. This will lead into crop rotations and other garden planning subjects. We'll also hit on some basic theory of biodynamics. I've created a basic structure for this class, and also left room for attendees to co-create how we use our time. For those that can't make a weekday class, there will be another opportunity in Winter/Spring workshops.
Biodynamic Composting and Stirring of Horn Manure
Composting is at the heart of biodynamics. When using biodynamic compost healing forces infuse and restore the soil. We will build a compost pile together and learn how to inoculate it with the compost preparations.
We will round out the series by stirring and applying the horn manure preparation, a portion of which you may take home to apply on your garden. This preparation stimulates root growth and enlivens the soil.
Orchard Management and Care at the Elm Tree Farm
In this class we will learn how to make and apply the biodynamic tree paste. This tonic protects woody plants from pests and disease, and provides nourishment. Biodynamic methods for orchard care will also be covered.
We will look at cosmic influences, especially moon rhythms and how they affect plants. We'll also learn how to use a biodynamic planting calendar. This inspiring class utilizes movement and lecture to form a foundation for an important piece of biodynamic theory.
Winter/Spring Biodynamic Workshops with Tal Simchoni
Biodynamic Agriculture aims to be a human service towards healing the earth. It is a type of organic agriculture that strives to create a diverse and balanced 'farm organism' that provides for itself. The soil is enlivened and replenished through the use of special homeopatic medicines used in compost making and directly on the earth or plants. Food taken from such enlivened soil helps our health, thinking, and learning.
Join a fun and renewing series of workshops geared towards gardeners of all levels. Through lectures, movement, sharing, imagination, and hands-on learning, many of Tal's former participants have found replenishment in the series. Workshops will be held in or near the Twin Cities metro area.
Questions? Come to a Free Intro to Biodynamics on Saturday January 20 from 10-12 pm at 4315 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Cost is a sliding scale from $30-$60 per workshop, and includes printable online materials. A hard copy of materials is also available for $45. While taking the full series is encouraged, it is possible to take individual classes. REGISTER HERE. For more information contact Tal Simchoni at email@example.com or 612-500-2574.
Jan 27 9:30-2 pm Garden Planning and Basic Biodynamic Concepts
Feb 17 9:30-2 pm Cosmic Rhythms and Planting Calendars
Mar 3 9:30-2 pm Biodynamic Preparations
Mar 17 1-5 pm Orchard Management and Care at Elm Tree Farm in Afton, MN
Apr 28 1-7 pm Biodynamic Composting and Stirring of Horn Manure