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Introduction to Biodynamics

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Introduction to Biodynamics

Time: March 30, 2013 from 11:30am to 1pm
Location: VPA Offices
Street: 1122 E Washington St.
City/Town: Phoenix, AZ 85034
Website or Map: http://g.co/maps/gdd4h
Event Type: class
Organized By: Class Coordinator
Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2013

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Instructor: Tony Robson

Several steps up from organic, this philosophy of earth management helps us see what the true working forces behind sustainability are.  Learn the principals along with the physical use of BD preparations that go into creating an ecosystem that is in balance and self sufficient.  Biodynamic gardening goes hand in hand with Permaculture to give us the tools we need to heal our planet.  Meant to give you an initial glimpse, this workshop can be a stepping stone for those wanting to learn more about this fascinating view of nature driven gardening.

How to Register: Sign in and click RSVP or, if you do not wish to sign in to the website, email classes@vpaaz.org.

$15 fee is payable at the door with cash or check. (Make checks out to  Valley Permaculture Alliance). This location also takes credit cards.

The Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) offices are located at 1122 E Washington St, Phoenix.  On the light-rail, it is accessible from E Washington and the intersection at 12thSt. The offices are set back from the street, so turn when you see 1112 on a large beige wall. Take a right and you can’t miss it. This link is very accurate: http://g.co/maps/gdd4h

 

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Comment by Tony Robson on March 21, 2013 at 2:51am
What makes Biodynamics different?

There are generally three attributes to biodynamic farms and gardens. One is that the farmer or gardener plants, cultivates and harvests according to the movements of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars. Two is a consideration of the farm as a living being with the attempt of having everything it needs come from itself. Third is the use of specific potentized preparations devised by Rudolf Steiner in his course on agriculture.
These and more will be covered in this class.
Comment by Tony Robson on March 23, 2013 at 2:28pm

Biodynamics is an approach to agriculture based on a concept of life forces. These forces work in nature to bring about balance and healing. Biodynamic agriculture uses a philosophical model articulated in eight lectures given in 1924 by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), an Austrian scientist and philosopher. Steiner delivered these "Agriculture Course" lectures in response to observations from farmers -- that soils were becoming depleted and that the health and quality of crops and livestock were diminishing following the introduction of chemical fertilizers. Thus, biodynamic agriculture was the first "organic" or ecological farming system to develop as an alternative to chemical agriculture.

Comment by Tony Robson on March 25, 2013 at 7:23am

One of the slides from the Class this Saturday morning from 11:30 to 1 at the VPA offices.

Comment by Tony Robson on March 25, 2013 at 1:55pm

Comment by Tony Robson on March 26, 2013 at 8:27pm

One of the most important aspects to Biodynamic gardening: Seed Saving

learn about this and more in the class, Saturday 11:30 to 1.

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