Course Structure

This course will introduce you to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, which seeks not only to collaborate with and sustain nature but to go beyond that to regenerate both agriculture and ecology.

  • 4-week course beginning 7 June 2021

  • Weekly live webinars on Thursdays at 7:30pm GMT (recorded so you can always catch up if you can't make it live)

  • Each week covers a different perspective on biodynamic agriculture with readings, videos, links and activities to work through at your own pace

Numbers are limited to ensure we can offer a high-quality student experience

We take a personal approach to online learning

  • Engagement

    Live video sessions and forum discussions with instructors and other participants offer lots of opportunity to engage with what you're learning.

  • Reflection

    Activities and questions for reflection give you an opportunity to continue your learning journey away from the screen.

  • Resources

    In addition to the core curriculum, you get access to an extensive resource library so you can delve deeper into topics that interest you.

Next session begins 7 June 2021

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Future Sessions

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Instructors

Instructor

Alysoun Bolger

Alysoun has been involved in biodynamic education and training for 20 years. She has also been a certification officer for BDA Organic and Demeter Certification in the UK and is currently on the Executive Board of the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International. Originally from the US, Alysoun currently lives in the west of England and has been involved with BDAC online learning since 2012.

Instructor and BDAC Trustee

Nir Halfon

Nir is passionate about education and training people in biodynamic and regenerative farming and gardening. He has been involved with the Biodynamic Agricultural College since 2009 as a teacher, administrator and since 2016 as a trustee. Until recently he was a grower at Plawhatch Farm and currently works at Plumpton College as a program manager.

FAQs

  • What technology do I need to fully participate in the course?

    The course is best accessed through a computer or tablet. You also need a reliable internet connection, especially if you want to join the Zoom webinars live rather than watching the recordings. You can use a smartphone though some PDF material may be harder to read.

  • How much time does the course take?

    You should easily be able to work through the core curriculum in a few hours a week. However, if you choose, it may take more time to explore the additional resources available.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    The course runs for four weeks. However, we realise life can be unpredictable and you may need more time to work through all of the material so we give you access for two months from the start date of the course. If you need additional time for any reason let us know and we can discuss.

  • What support is available?

    Course instructors can answer questions during the weekly webinars, in the group discussions or the course community. The online learning coordinator, Page, is also available to answer any technical problems you may have.

  • I have another question, who can I ask?

    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email our Online Learning Coordinator, Page: info@bdacollege.org.uk