Saturday May 13th, 9am – 4pm
Hack Farm, 1017 Concession 7, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X6
To attend this event, members of the Society for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening please RSVP by contacting Uli Hack (host) 519 396 8098 (evenings), or Zeb Landon 519 429 4482 (any time).
Non-members of the Biodynamic Society who wish to attend this workshop should register through the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO). register through EFAO click HERE
Collaborative hands-on working with making the ‘biodynamic’ preparations (–applied on this 900 acre farm since 1982).
Outline of activities: Note: Work wear, boots, gloves are recommended. Dress for the weather.
9 a.m. to 12: Carry out steps for making the biodynamic preps Horn Manure ‘500’, Silica ‘501’, Yarrow ‘502’, Dandelion ‘506’, and ‘Barrel Compost’.
12 noon: Potluck lunch. (Bring a food contribution, your plate, bowl, cup and utensils, please.)
After lunch to 4 p.m.: Setting up the Barrel Compost. Readying for storage unearthed preps that have overwintered. Help with clean up.
Making of various biodynamic preps is done twice per year, differently in Spring and Fall. Particular preps go into the ground in Fall, and are unearthed in the Spring, or vice versa. The preps, once made, must be stored carefully, and have various uses as field sprays or to add to compost. They are used along with other biodynamic and organic farming methods.
The Biodynamic Society wishes to encourage learning and meeting-up opportunities focused on biodynamics-related activities hosted in our region, be they farm/vineyard tours, workshops, field days, demonstrations, lectures, and Zoom study.