Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to the course

    • Introduce yourself

    • Tell us about yourself

    • Something to get you started

    • Soundbite- Kira's journey to Biodynamics

  • 2

    Context (week 1)

    • Get Started

    • History and Context (recommended reading)

    • The Green Continuum (further reading and resources)

    • Task- Keep a food diary

    • Eating is an Agricultural Act (discussion)

    • Context week - Webinar recording

  • 3

    World View (week 2)

    • Welcome to week 2

    • Thinking Through Biodynamics

    • Task- Exploring Forces of Expansion and Contraction in Leaf Forms.

    • The Farm Organism

    • Comparing Industrial and Biodynamic Production Models

    • Different Farm Organisms (discussion)

    • Biodynamic Spray Preparations in a Nutshell

    • Soundbite- Dorothea's journey with Biodynamics

    • World view webinar recording 21 October 2021

  • 4

    Practice (week 3)

    • Welcome to week 3

    • Imagine- An urban biodynamic organism

    • Framing the Farm Case Studies

    • Case Study 1: Plawhatch Farm

    • Case Study 2: Tablehurst Farm

    • Case Study 3: Reyneke Vineyard and Farm

    • Making and Using the Spray Preparations

    • Task- An hour of stirring

    • Making the Compost Preparations

    • Using the Compost Preparations

    • Using the Compost Preparations

    • The Biodynamic Sowing Calendar

    • Soudbite- Trude's journey with Biodynamics

    • Week Three recording

  • 5

    Next Steps (week 4)

    • Welcome to Week 4

    • The Food Diary- Feedback

    • Biodynamics: A Promising Road to Tomorrow's Sustainable Agriculture by U. Schreier

    • New Eyes for Land preview: The Four Elements

    • New Eyes for Land preview: Elements and Kingdoms

    • Biodynamic Preparations Course Sample Reading

    • Demeter UK combined certification standards

    • DOK Experiment: Long-term study on bio-dynamic, bio-organic and conventional farming systems

    • Please give us your Feedback

    • Soundbite- Nir's journey with Biodynamics