LEARNING & EVENTS
The most effective way of learning about Bio-Dynamics is by attending a Field Day.
These are scheduled throughout the year, at various Bio-Dynamic farms.
Upcoming Field Days
23 March, 2020
Attention all members of the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia;
We regret to inform you that the upcoming BDAAA Conference has been cancelled.
In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Conference.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. There may be an opportunity for a get-together later in the year, however given the current unpredictable climate this will need to be confirmed in a few months. As we move forward into these uncertain times, we encourage you to take comfort and nourishment in the qualities of our Bio-Dynamic produce and look after each other.
There are also books, DVD’s and written Lectures by Alex Podolinksy to further your individual education on the Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method.
Introductory Field Days
Introductory field days are held across the country at different times of the year.
Topics covered include:
History and development of Bio-Dynamic Farming & Growing
Plant feeding within nature
Soil cultivation to improve soil structure
Soil humus formation and microbial activity
Bio-Dynamic plant expression
Using Bio-Dynamic preparation 500
Prepared 500 (Podolinsky introduced: 500 plus 502-507)
Using Bio-Dynamic preparation 501
Stirring and applying the Bio-Dynamic preparations
Preparing soil to receive the Bio-Dynamic preparations at the most beneficial time
Building a B.D. compost heap and using compost preparations 502-507
Sheet composting and green manures
Using the Bio-Dynamic Astrological sowing chart
Participatory demonstrations of stirring, spraying preparations, building a compost heap and green manuring
Where applicable, farm walks showing Bio-Dynamic results and discussing practical aspects of Bio-Dynamic farming
Quality Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic preparations are displayed Successful completion of an introductory field day facilitates full membership of the Bio-Dynamic Growers Australia. Information and application forms are available on the day.
Suggested books to start with are:
Alex Podolinsky Lectures, Volume 1
Bio-Dynamics Agriculture of the Future
IFOAM Conference Address 2005
Several videos are available to view here