Come and join leading practitioners for two days of hands-on workshops that explore how biodynamic principles and practice and permaculture design can be used at farm scale, and combined to create resilient, productive, financially viable farms that support biodiversity and serve the wider community.
Small groups, guided by leaders in their field, will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how to make and use biodynamic preparations with Briony Young from Tablehurst Farm
- Tour Huxhams Cross Farm with Marina O’Connell and learn how permaculture design has been mixed with the principles and practices of biodynamic farming
- Learn about deep observation methods for farm design and development with Claire Hattersley of Weleda and Bob Mehew from the Apricot Centre
- Explore how biodynamic principles and practices and permaculture design influence livestock management systems
There will also be the chance to hear talks from Director of the BDA, Gabriel Kaye; taste biodynamic wines and spirits with Limeburn Hill Biodynamic Vineyard; take a tour of Dartington Mill and the Almond Thief Bakery; and be introduced to the therapeutic and well-being work being carried at the Apricot Centre with children and families who work on the farm.
Following the workshops, there is an optional day of farm visits (Friday, 26th May) where you can see biodynamics and permaculture design in practice across the South West.
Accommodation is available at Dartington Hall (including camping) and other local places. Evening meals will be booked at Schumacher College and the New Lion Brewery according to demand.
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