food growing and regenerative land management
Biodynamic advisory services to enable your food growing and pasture/forest areas to have a vibrant soil life, creating healthy plants, animals and human beings. Biodynamic agriculture and gardening methods commenced in 1924 with the Agriculture lectures by Rudolf Steiner and have spread globally as a well recognised stream of organic food growing, land management and regenerative agriculture.
Biodynamic methods are highly efficient at transforming soil life and our biodynamic advisory services, although predominantly focused on food growing, are equally applicable to grassy spaces and native tree/bush areas. Our biodynamic advisory services cover:
- Consulting – Generally provided on an hourly rate basis basis and available face-to-face in the SEQ region and via video Skype Australia wide. Service includes land, soil and plant assessment with advice on staged application of biodynamic preparations for pasture and plant improvement and management. We orient this service to urban and peri-urban environments where growers are establishing or seeking to improve existing organic growing methods. Our clients are: urban farmers, hobby farmers, backyard and balcony gardeners. We often integrate biodynamic advice into our urban farm and organic gardening consulting services
- Education – We run introductory courses on working with biodynamic methods into urban agriculture. These workshops are run in Australian capital cities and commenced in 2011. Our biodynamic workshop program for this year can be seen here.
- Presentations – We provide presentations at conferences and events on biodynamics, for example in 2018 and 2019, Peter Kearney, our business founder, was a workshop series presenter at the global biodynamic conference at the Goetheanum in Switzerland.
- Biodynamic preparations application service – In the northern suburbs of Brisbane, we provide a service to apply biodynamic preparations on clients properties, more information here.
We have worked with biodynamic methods to enhance organic processes in our own food growing spaces and pasture since 1996. In recognition of our business founder Peter Kearney’s contribution to and passion for biodynamics in urban agriculture settings, Peter was asked in 2018 to become director of the peak body for biodynamics in Australia (Biodynamic Agriculture Australia). Peter is also a member of an international biodynamic advisor group which is connected to the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum.
Some recent blogs from Peter Kearney on biodynamic methods:
View our workshops and advisory service projects picture gallery. Contact us to discuss your biodynamic needs
URBAN FARMING BLOG
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