Friday, 15 January 2010

Nirvana Organic Farm Courses for 2010

I see that Deb has posted the courses she will be running for this year.

Take a look and book in early as some fill really quickly.

Those of us that have done Deb’s courses, highly recommend them.

So if your are planning and writing in your diary  for 2010 as I am , check out below what she is teaching.

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NIRVANA ORGANIC FARM

National Winner of the Organic Federation of Australia Awards of Excellence as the leading Organic Educator.

COURSES 2010 

IMPROVE YOUR SOILS WATERHOLDING CAPACITY USING BIODYNAMIC METHODS   

Beyond Organics

Sunday, March 21st & September 19th 8.30am – 4.30pm $110

One day course to introduce the practical concepts of the biodynamic methods to farmers & gardeners. The biodynamic method is a modern organic approach that creates a holistic approach to building healthy soil, plants, animals & humans. Includes notes, biodynamic preparations, lunch & teas.

COMPOSTING & MULCHING

Sunday, March 14th & September 5th 9.00 -12.30 $45

Reduce water use by learning the principles of composting & mulching, techniques & materials used & how they can be used most effectively on your garden or farm.

VEGETABLES FOR YOUR TABLE.   image

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Sunday, March 7th & September 12th 9.00 -12.30 $45

Practical guide to establishing & maintaining a productive & healthy vegetable garden. Our climate offers many opportunities to grow food for your table all year round. Discover what plants to grow, and when. Practical tips & ideas.

INTRODUCTION TO MOON PLANTING AND USING THE PLANTING CALENDAR

Sunday, September 26th 9.00 -12.30 $45

Working with the rhythms of nature can develop your skills in fine tuning your garden and can add a new dimension to your gardening experience.

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ORGANIC FRUIT, NUTS & BERRIES

Sunday, October 10th 9.00 -12.30 pm. $45

Practical guide to growing fruits, nuts & berries. Establishing, maintenance, ground covers, soils.

POULTRY KEEPING

Sunday October 17th 9.00 – 12 30 $45

All you need to know about getting started with poultry. Includes breed selection, housing, feeding, breeding, pests.

WEAVING A BIT OF MAGIC

Sunday, October 24th 9am 4pm $110

The ideal way to recycle your garden prunings .A introduction to natural fibre weaving. Includes techniques, suitable plants & other materials to make baskets, fences & trellises. Includes all materials, lunch & teas.

GUIDED FARM TOURS

Book your own tour.

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An ideal opportunity to gain an insight into a successfully run biodynamic farm .This Garden Quality Farm demonstrates an integrated system incorporating orchards, poultry, native habitat & wetlands, home food production & hardy cottage gardens all rolled into a unique lifestyle.

Life in the slow lane.

Minimum charge $60 for up to 6 persons - extra’s @ $8/ head)

SCHOOLS; Secondary $6 Student with 1 adult/15 student’s   Primary $5 Student with 1 adult/10 students

CLUBS & GROUPS; 15 + @ $7/ head 

All courses are held at                            NIRVANA ORGANIC FARM

184 LONGWOOD ROAD HEATHFIELD

UBD 157:G7. Exit from SE Freeway at Stirling, turn right at roundabout & travel 3.5 km.

The courses are practical, ‘hands on’ conducted by experienced biodynamic/organic farmers, Deb & Quentin. Their successful small holding has been run under BIO-DYNAMIC principles since 1983.

The 4.5 ha property provides the ideal classroom filled with practical examples of how goals can be achieved & gives inspiration into this GARDEN QUALITY FARMING to both gardeners & farmers alike.

FOR BOOKINGS & FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

DEBORAH CANTRILL OR QUENTIN JONES PHONE/ (08) 8339 2519 or email nirvanafarm@gmail.com

  • conditions apply
  • To enrol, send this with cheque/money order

    payment to:

    Nirvana Organic Farm

    184 Longwood Road

    Heathfield 5153

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