From 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.
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Using 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
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
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
www.farmingsecrets.com The Future with Biodynamics and the Need for Some Biodiversity John refers to our politicians as being a monoculture in Canberra! This is part
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
www.farmingsecrets.com Visual results in plant growth when struck at different times in the lunar cycle This is part 3 of 6 of Biodynamic Workshop with
www.farmingsecrets.com Practical applications from observing that it is a Full Moon During the full moon farmers are advised not to mark animals, harvest, cut or
This is Part 3 of 3 of Biodynamic Composting Preparation with Hamish Mackay Hamish recalls an experiment that a year 11 girl did with static
This is Part 2 of 3 of Biodynamic Composting Preparation with Hamish Mackay Hamish introduces his class to biodynamic (BD) preparations. He explains that there
This is Part 1 of 3 of Biodynamic Composting Preparation with Hamish Mackay After the class has very quickly helped build a static compost heap,
Here’s a simple reason as to why we have weeds. This is a snippet from a 1 day course : with Hamish Mackay and John
Here’s a simple reason as to why we have pests and of the essential role they play. This is a snippet from a 1 day
https://www.farmingsecrets.com: Compost plays a very important role in restoring and maintaining healthy soils. It can be added into the soil or used to make compost
https://www.farmingsecrets.com: Hamish Mackay explains how soil starts as rock and goes through the cycle to support old growth forest. Want to get rid of weeds?
https://www.farmingsecrets.com: Planting by the calendar is another tool used by many farmers to advance their farming productivity. Listen as Hamish Mackay explains why. For more