Biodynamic agriculture is an enhanced organic farming method that was introduced by Rudolph Steiner in 1924. It was introduced as a method to counter soil degradation, poor plant and animal health and other farming problems that had occurred since the introduction of artificial fertilisers and farm chemicals.
In Australia, in the early 1950’s, Alex Podolinsky set about making the method a practical system, suitable for all areas of agricultural and horticultural production. In the early 1960’s he founded the Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Australia (BDAAA), which today, by landmass, is the largest natural farming body on earth. The method developed in known worldwide as the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method and has been adopted by farmers from many countries.
For more information visit http://www.demeter.org.au
A seminar on the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method of agriculture will be held on 4th and 5th June 2011, at Terra Organic Farm, Lojing Highlands (Near Cameron Highlands)
The speaker, Darren Aitken, has had 15 years experience in biodynamic agriculture and has a 6 acre Demeter certified market garden. He has taught farmers from Australia, Greece, Italy and Germany the practical biodynamic skills and methods needed to convert their farms to biodynamic production.
Topics covered will include – Plant feeding within nature
– Soil cultivation, to improve soil structure
– Soil humus formation and microbial activity
– Biodynamic plant expression
– Using Biodynamic preparation 500
– Prepared 500 (Podolinsky introduced- 500 plus 502-507)
– Using Biodynamic preparation 501
– Stirring and applying the Biodynamic preparation
– Preparing the soil to receive the B.D. preparations at the most beneficial time.
– Building a Biodynamic compost heap and using compost preparations 502-507
– Sheet composting and green manures
– Using the Biodynamic Astrological sowing chart.
Practical demonstrations of stirring preparations and building a compost heap will also be held and those that are attending are encouraged to participate.
Quality Australian made biodynamic preparations will also be displayed.
*Note: The course will be conducted in English with on spot Chinese translation.
Fee: RM250 inclusive of 5 meals (organic food) prepared in Terra Organic Farm.
Terra Organic Farm Stay – RM50 /person http://www.terrafarm.com.my/
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|Jun 4, 2011|
|3:30pm-5:30pm||Building a Biodynamic compost heap|
|and using compost preparations 502-507－Darren|
|Jun 5, 2011|
|6:30am-8:00am||Using BD Preparation 501-Darren|
|5:30pm-6:00pm||Using BD Preparation 500-Darren|
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