Sunday, 30 June 2013

Spring 2013 workshops at Nirvana

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BIO- DYNAMIC AGRICULTURE

BEYOND ORGANICS

Bring your garden to life.

A workshop to introduce the practical concepts of the biodynamic methods to farmers and gardeners.The Bio -Dynamic method is a modern organic method that creates a holistic approach to building healthy soil, plants animals and humans.The course covers history, concept of a living organism, soils, compost, special preparations that enhance nature and equipment required.

Sunday, September 22nd

8.30 am. -4.30 pm.$160

Early bird $150 before August 10th

Includes: notes, lunch, Membership of Adelaide Hills Biodynamic Group..

  

veggies

YEAR ROUND VEGETABLES FOR YOUR TABLE.

A workshop for those serious about growing vegies in your backyard and want to move beyond summer tomatoes and brought in seedlings and towards a more sustainable and satisfying system. A practical guide to establishing and maintaining a productive and healthy vegetable garden. Topics include design, soil improvement, tools, growing from seeds, seed saving, raising seedlings ,creating a seasonal planting guide, extending the season

Sunday, September 8th

9.00—4.30 $120

Early bird before August 10th $110

 

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THE CRAFT OF COMPOSTING

Good quality compost is the key to successful gardening. This workshop explores the principles of composting, techniques, materials used and how they can be used most effectively, worm farms, liquid composts and mulching.

Sunday, September 15th

9.00 – 4.30 $120

Early Bird before August 10th $110

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO MOON PLANTING AND USING THE PLANTING CALENDAR

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.

Sunday, September 29th 9.00-12.30 $60

 

 

 

 

. orchard

ORGANIC FRUIT, NUTS & BERRIES.

Sunday, October 6tht

9.00 -12.30 $60

Practical guide to orcharding. Includes establishment, soils, ground covers, maintenance & pruning.

 

 

 

 

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POULTRY KEEPING.

Sunday October 13th

9.00 pm – 12.30 $60

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

 

 

 

 

weaving

WEAVING A BIT OF MAGIC

Sunday October 20th

9am – 4pm

$150

.The ideal way to recycle your garden prunings. This introduction to natural fibre weaving will show you the essential techniques, suitable plants & other materials to make baskets, fences, or trellises.

Course includes all materials, lunch, morning & afternoon tea.

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

DEB OR QUENTIN PHONE/ (08) 8339 2519 nirvanafarm@gmail.com

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