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.
NIRVANA ORGANIC FARM
National Winner of the Organic Federation of Australia Awards of Excellence as the leading Organic Educator.
IMPROVE YOUR SOILS WATERHOLDING CAPACITY USING BIODYNAMIC METHODS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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To enrol, send this with cheque/money order
Nirvana Organic Farm
184 Longwood Road