Learning About Honey Bees and Their Care

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A basic introduction to natural beekeeping for anyone contemplating having bees in their life.
What is a colony of bees? How do they live and reproduce? What is the current bee crisis telling us?
We will explore what is involved in caring for bees responsibly, how much time is needed, which hives lend themselves to bee-friendly management and what bees need from us in order to thrive. The principles of natural/biodynamic beekeeping will be discussed and demonstrated in the setting of an established biodynamic farm.

Dates: 
6 March 2010
More dates and times information: 
9.30 - 16.30
Cost: 
£35.00 inc lunch, concessions available
Telephone number: 
01342-826605

Local Food, Local People: A guide to Community Supported Agriculture

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The course will explore Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as a new economic model for farms and communities. How can we secure a healthy local food supply? During the course we will explore existing and alternative economic models and discuss new solutions for small agricultural enterprises.

Dates: 
17 May 2010 to 22 May 2010
Teachers
Nir Halfon
Cost: 
Tuition: £450 Accommodation: £90 Lunches: £25.25
Telephone number: 
01342 822238

Biodynamics - Looking Behind the Visible

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In this biodynamic course we will study the forces that give form to plants. We will find out about the cosmic rhythms that express themselves in plant growth. We will learn about compost, and how we recycle more than just nutrients. We will discover tools we can use to support the life forces, and practice how to work with them.

Dates: 
1 August 2010 to 7 August 2010
Teachers
Nir Halfon
Cost: 
TBC
Telephone number: 
01342 822238

Biodynamics - Looking Behind the Visible

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In this biodynamic course we will study the forces that give form to plants. We will find out about the cosmic rhythms that express themselves in plant growth. We will learn about compost, and how we recycle more than just nutrients. We will discover tools we can use to support the life forces, and practice how to work with them.

Dates: 
26 April 2010 to 1 May 2010
Teachers
Nir Halfon
Cost: 
Tuition: £450 Accommodation: £108 Lunches: £25.25
Telephone number: 
01342 822238

Growing with my Allotment

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More and more people are looking to grow their own fruit and vegetable at home or to take on an allotment. The number of sheer delights that you can’t buy but only relish when you have your own garden or allotment is countless. Where can you buy English melons? Did you know that the sugar content of sweet corn declines by 30% per day after being picked? During this course you will learn the basics of growing vegetables at home or on an allotment. It is the beginner’s guide for growing your own.

Dates: 
25 July 2010 to 31 July 2010
Teachers
Nir Halfon
Cost: 
TBC
Telephone number: 
01342 822 238

Growing with my Allotment

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More and more people are looking to grow their own fruit and vegetable at home or to take on an allotment. The number of sheer delights that you can’t buy but only relish when you have your own garden or allotment is countless. Where can you buy English melons? Did you know that the sugar content of sweet corn declines by 30% per day after being picked? During this course you will learn the basics of growing vegetables at home or on an allotment. It is the beginner’s guide for growing your own.

Dates: 
19 April 2010 to 24 April 2010
Teachers
Nir Halfon
Cost: 
Tuition: £395 Accommodation: £108 Lunches: £22.50
Telephone number: 
01342 822 238

Preparing your Garden for Spring & Seasonal Tips

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This workshop will look at the steps involved in preparing your garden for a new season and offer some seasonal tips. It will include information and advice on improving soil conditions using biodynamic preparations and sprays and biodynamic compost making. The last hour will be spent stirring the soil preparation BD500. Please bring an empty bottle (pint/litre) if you want to take some home for your garden.

Dates: 
14 March 2010
More dates and times information: 
11am - 4.30pm
Teachers
Dorette Schwabe
Cost: 
£10 (£5 concessions)
Telephone number: 
020 7723 4400

Making an Earth Oven

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Learn how to build a beautiful earth oven.
Get Inspired, have fun and learn a new skill.

Connecting directly with the earth at a magically inspiring location.

Dates: 
14 August 2010 to 15 August 2010
Teachers
Janta & Merav Wheelhouse
Cost: 
£60, Children above 12 yrs welcome / cons
Contact Name: 
Merav Wheelhouse
Telephone number: 
01694 - 751374