Gardening for wildlife, weeds as friends, and natural pest & diseases

Ryton Organic Gardens
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
This half day workshop is part of a series of five introductory workshops delivered by the Biodynamic Assocation. It will focus on how to create a haven for garden wildlife using biodynamic methods, and how to take a different approach to weeds, and pest & disease control. It includes practical tips on how to save seeds, and how to how to keep your garden ‘buzzing’ with health over the summer.
What we will cover:
  • Biodynamic diversity; the flower, open pollination and bees in the garden;
  • Seed saving and how to go the full circle;
  • Positive management of pests and diseases;
  • Hoeing is growing, weeds and what they tell us.

This workshop will be led by biodynamic grower and enthusiast Matthew Hayes. Matthew is currently a tutor and development manager for the new rooftop garden at Argent College in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, and also runs his own commercial market garden in Hungary. He completed his biodynamic apprenticeship at Tablehurst Farm in 1986, and has worked as a gardener and educator since.

Like many gardeners who get to know and use biodynamic methods, Matthew finds himself ever more convinced of the importance of the biodynamic approach, and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience at these workshops.

Course level: Beginner/intermediate

What you need to bring: Outdoor clothing/footwear

*This price is for Garden Organic & Biodynamic Association members.
Booking a place: 

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us for more information and to reserve a place. Alternatively, book a place or register your interest online.

This course is not suitable for children under the age of 16. Details of this course are subject to change.

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Contact Phone: 
024 7630 3517