Health starts with soil

Ryton Organic Gardens
Wednesday, 7 February 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
This half day workshop is part of a series of five introductory workshops delivered by the Biodynamic Association. It will focus on the important role that soil occupies from a biodynamic perspective, which views the soil as a living breathing dynamic organism. The workshop will also cover the role of the soil microbial life in cultivating health; and how to make and use the special biodynamic remedies to revitalise soils and enhance fertility.

What we will cover:
  • The life of the soil in a biodynamic garden and how to create maximum vitality;
  • Making biodynamic compost and using compost preparations;
  • The relationship between soil health and human gut health;
  • An overview of Biodynamic preparations.

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 this workshop.

Course level: Beginner/intermediate

What you need to bring: Outdoor clothing/footwear

*The members' price detailed below 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