Applications for the course have now closed. Applications for courses starting September 2020 will open early 2020.

A practical training in Biodynamic gardening.

Full details can also be found here:

This new programme is developed and delivered in conjunction with the Catherine Grace Trust in Bristol. The new course, Growing the land, Growing people, will be held once a month in Bristol, on Saturdays from September to July. Each day will run from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Course dates for 2019/20

28 September 2019
Introduction; the earth as a living
organism; the 4 Kingdoms of Nature;
science and phenomenology of soils

19 October
Biodynamic soil fertility; elements
of PSTE; building a Biodynamic
compost heap; Biodynamic cow horn
& chamomile preparation

30 November
Earthly and cosmic forces;
Biodynamic 500 and 501
preparations; the 12 human senses
and the planes of space

11 January 2020
Rhythms in nature and cosmos;
elements of PSTE; 3 King’s
preparation stirring and spraying; the
Biodynamic sowing calendar

22 February
Botany and phenomenology of the
plant; plant study (seed and root);
elements of PSTE; plant study (seed
and root); soil preparations

28 March 2020
Plant study (leaf metamorphosis);
elements of PSTE; plant study
(flower, fruit and seed); compost

25 April
Organisms below the ground (case
study of the worm); elements of
PSTE; organisms above the ground
(case study of the bees)

23 May
Plant health and care; Biodynamic
weeds, pest and disease
management; homeopathy:
potentising a Biodynamic pepper

13 June
Stirring and spraying 501; the role of
elemental beings; elements of PSTE;
the significance of the farm animal

11 July
Nutrition; the task of the educational
gardener; rounding off and closing

To apply please contact Peter van Vliet on 07975 793 193 or via email

Click here to download an application form (pdf)
Click here to download an application form (word)