Who is Hamish Mackay?

Hamish Mackay and John Priestley with Hugo and HelenFrom Left to Right: Hamish Mackay, John Priestley, Helen and Hugo

Hamish McKay, biodynamics educator, gave a brief insight into the wonders of biodynamics and its practical contribution to farming. He pointed out that for little output biodynamic preparations could be made or purchased and these were used by both farmers and gardeners with outstanding results.

Check out Hamish DVDs:

Hamish Mackay & John Priestley – Sun, Moon & Planets Influencing Plants & Animals

Sun,-Moon-Planets-Influencing-Plants-AnimalsUsing the Planting Calendar to optimise production is part of a One Day Workshop: An Introduction to BIODYNAMICS:Grazing, Cropping & Horticulture. Astro effects on both farming and human activities has been known for 1000s of years by many different cultures. Understanding and guaging the results through your own observations has led to often simple benefits such as growing straight carrots instead of twisted ones! In fact there is much to be gained as you’ll discover in this DVD as Hannish and John tell you their stories.Everyone is aware that the high and low tides in the sea are the effect of the lunar movement but not everyone is aware of the astro effects on plants, animals and us. It costs little to become aware of the astro effects and what can be gained

Hamish Mackay – How to Make Biodynamic Compost

Biodynamic composting is regarded by many to be the ultimate method of composting. Starting with conventional farm sourced materials plus the addition of biodynamic preps and minerals it usually requires turning once. It is then covered and left to ‘do its own thing’ while heat and the fermentation process along with the worms ‘cleans’ up the materials producing a compost rich in a broad spectrum of microbes and plant available minerals.

This DVD shows how to build compost in static piles, in cow pat pits and then how to prepare the sprays and to broadcast them by hand.Watch and listen as Hamish starts from scratch and invites participants to build the compost pile with him.
Hamish Mackay at the cow pat pit

Benefits of Planting by the Moon

Hamish illustrates his observations on the plants that were planted on different times of the moon phase. Read more about Hamish Mackay: https://farmingsecrets.com/experts/who-is-hamish-mackay/ This clip is from the “Sun, Moon & Planets Influencing Plants & Animals”...

Worming by the Full Moon

John shares his experience on Full Moon when his mother fed him pumpkin seeds. John says if you worm animals under the Full Moon, it will not affect other functions in the animal’s gut nor will they lose weight. Read more about John Priestley:...

Weed management with weed tea or peppering

Hamish discusses that you can't just go out there and kill weeds as you need to make your soil as holistic as you can. He further explains the role of weeds and why some weeds grows and then be gone after they do the job. He explains how and when to make weed tea or...

Observe what happens when the moon is full or new.

When the moon is full or when the moon is close to the earth all the watery elements get drawn up. So when you harvest fruits or grain on full moon, they will be harder to dry. And just like the tides fungi, worms and other "critters" in the soil rise too. Did you...

Why does the size of the moon change?

Hamish explains why the size of the moon changes and what the node of the moon means in agriculture. Find out when is the best time to do preparation and any agricultural activities in this clip. Read more about Hamish Mackay:...

Hamish Mackay Introduces the Astro Calendar

The Astro Calendar is like-half of the system in Biodynamics and it's not just about Biodynamics. It is an ancient way long followed by all indigenous people to organize their life and their work. This is nothing new - it's actually finding our way back into it. You...

Are We Flogging a Dead Horse? Part 6 of 6

www.farmingsecrets.com A Tongue in cheek description of government activity! This is part 6 of 6 of Biodynamic Workshop with Hamish Mackay and John Priestley about Moon Phases Practical applications from observing that it is a Full Moon Part 1 of 6 Understanding the...

Wider Uses of the Astrological Calendar Part 4 of 6

www.farmingsecrets.com Wider Uses of the Astrological Calendar Listen as Hamish describes one sceptic who set out to disprove the effect of the lunar calendar on the behaviour of bees! This is part 4 of 6 of Biodynamic Workshop with Hamish Mackay and John Priestley...

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