Learn biodynamics locally

Charlie Arnott and happy participants at a previous workshop. Image supplied
Charlie Arnott and happy participants at a previous workshop. Image supplied

Locals can learn how to improve the health of their soil, plants, animals and the wider environment at the two-day Introduction to Biodynamics course on 14-15 July.

Renowned biodynamics educators Hamish Mackay and Charlie Arnott will lead the interactive, hands-on program at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, 212 Kerry Road.

Biodynamics is a cost-effective method of producing high quality plants, food and fibre with regenerative ecological outcomes.

Proven for nearly a century all over the world, biodynamic methods promote the creation of organic matter, enriching and deepening topsoil and significantly improving its ability to retain water and achieve fertility and balance.

This introductory workshop brings together the art and science of biodynamics, the ‘how and why’ biodynamic preparations work, and the practical skills you need to start applying them as soon as you get home. 

Participants will learn about the life of the soil, creating soil fertility, managing your natural resources, practical use of the biodynamic preparations, developing risk management against weeds, pests and diseases and meeting climate change challenges like droughts, floods and carbon sequestration.

About Hamish and Charlie:

Hamish Mackay has been working with biodynamics for 45 years and presents biodynamics  in a practical and relatable format. Each workshop is a unique collaborative and interactive learning experience guided by participants’ interests and curiosities. 

Charlie Arnott is an award-winning grazier and educator who started his regenerative farming journey 15 years ago. Charlie is a proud advocate of regenerative agriculture and biodynamics, and he runs his 5000-acre property using biodynamic methods. 

How much does it cost? 

Single tickets are $770 per person, or $550 per person for multiple participants from one family or business.

For locals, thanks to hosts Tommerup’s Dairy Farm there is a $300 discount on offer for 13 Scenic Rim residents. Discount recipients must live in the Scenic Rim and be available to attend the workshop on 14-15 July. Use discount code POSTCODE when booking.

The course cost includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days, subscription to the quarterly Biodynamics 2024 webinar and access to the closed Biodynamics Alumni Facebook group. 

The workshop also lays the foundation for the hands-on Biodynamic Preparation-Making course, held each spring and autumn.

The course is ideal for home gardeners, horticulture, small intensive cropping systems, broad acre farming and animal production.

For more information phone 0409 988 783 or email contact@charliearnott.com.au  

To book, visit www.charliearnott.com.au 

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