News & Events

Kia Ora,

Welcome to your first 500FootNote in a while. Can’t believe it’s March already and the seasons are starting to change. We hope you are enjoying the last of the summer sun and keeping safe and well.

We have some exciting events happening for you and some news from our community and partners. If there is something you would like to share please let us know.  

The Organics bill is heading towards its second reading and our voice is needed to ensure it realises its full potential. Here is a letter you could sign and send that will support this important cause. 

Last year the Primary Production Select Committee recognised the Organic Products Bill was not fit for purpose as introduced to Parliament in February 2020.  The overwhelming bulk of submissions received by the Committee, set out clearly the many aspects requiring change.  Sadly, MPI have recommended few changes and the new Select Committee has accepted that advice, leaving the Bill proposing a system which the Organic Sector finds unacceptable and undesirable.
  
We are so excited to bring you our Canterbury Autumn Biodynamic Festival. Come and enjoy a weekend of observation, education and celebration.

Biodynamics New Zealand supported by Kete Ora Trust presents three days of the best in biodynamic principles for food, wine, farming, animal health, pest control with Marinus LaRooij, Ian Henderson, Peter and Gill Bacchus and facilitated by Su Hoskin.

Check out the full programme and choose which workshops you would like to attend.Use the ‘member‘ code at checkout for your 15% membership discount and please share with your local community, friends and neighbours to make our events a huge success so we can keep doing what we love.   

  
The Calendar is looking for a couple more images – if you have something you would like to share and we could also use in our marketing we’d love to hear from you. Please email Josie here.



Northern Kaipara BD Constellation Regional Group
Upcoming workshop making BD Horn Manure 500 and stir at Pauline Mann’s 28 Molesworth Dr Mangawhai Thursday 18th March 3-5.30pm.Contact Christine Moginie for more information. 

 
Takaka Biodynamics 101 with Su Hoskin Friday 16 April 
The day will include an overview of the principles and practices of biodynamics, making a home garden Cow Pat Pit / Barrel Compost, making and stirring Horn Manure Preparation 500.Find out more and register here

Punakaiki Biodynamics 101 with Su Hoskin Sunday 2nd May 
The day will include an overview of the principles and practices of biodynamics, making a home garden Cow Pat Pit / Barrel Compost, making and stirring Horn Manure Preparation 500.Find out more and register here 

 
We are desperately seeking suitable cow horns to make Preparation 500 but have been unable to source any locally (Northland).

If anyone has even one spare we would greatly appreciate it. Happy to purchase.We can be reached at womblers@hotmail.com or 09 405 9911. Many thanks for your help fellow BioDynamic practitioners. Kev


Dandelions and Chamomile flowers needed for the Canterbury workshops. Please contact Su Hoskin if you have any to donate.
Many thanks   


Valerian Extract (507) Required byBiodynamic Agriculture Australia Ltd (BAA). We have experienced difficulty sourcing preparation Valerian (507) due to the draughts. If you have any available, could you please contact us via email, or telephone.
(Mon & Tues only).
We appreciate any assistance. 

Email – bdoffice@biodynamics.net.au or Phone – 61 2 6655 0566


 

More from our Community
*Hawthorne Valley Biodynamic Farm podcast series.
*Biodynamic Federation Demeter International Newsletter
*Goetheanum – Jasmin Peschke illustrates the relationship of food and health
*BDA – A Season of Biodynamics – Explore a year cultivating biodynamics and community through a weekend workshop series. And their newsletter is viewable here. 


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Thank you to everyone who have filled in the members survey, we’ve had a great response and look forward to sharing some of our collective thoughts with you all. Members Survey.

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend and we look forward to connecting again soon.Ngā mihi,

Josie Rainer | Secretary 
PO Box 356 | Martinborough 5741 | New Zealand
Mobile: +64-27-779-2252
www.biodynamic.org.nz