Lauriston Farm are offering a seven day introductory course in biodynamic principles and practice starting on seven Saturdays from November 11th 2017 to April 14th 2018. Over the years, this course has enabled participants to start practicing biodynamics in the back garden, allotment, small holding and farm. You are taken on a gentle but thorough journey into this holistic form of agriculture with the training linking in to the season and the activities on the 210 acre Demeter certified biodynamic farm.
The course is run by the farm's staff - Spencer Christy (farmer and BDA Trustee), Andre Kleinjans (farmer and horticulturist) and Monique Kleinjans-Penning (horticulturist) - who have a combined experience of over eighty years working in biodynamics. There are also guest lecturers and involvement from the Seed Co-Operative.
Each day has theory in the morning and the practical application of it in the afternoon. No prior gardening or farming experience is necessary. Days run from 10am to 5pm with a bring and share lunch (refreshments are supplied by the farm) and the whole seven day course costs £350 with individual days costing £55 each.
Further details are available on our website and inquiries can be made by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or telephone - 01621 788348. It is also possible to visit the farm and see what we do before you decide to join the course.