2019 Conference Programme

A pre-conference workshop will be held on Friday, 26th April – Introduction to Biodynamics with Rachel Pomeroy.

Conference programme may be subject to change.

Waitawheta Camp, 439 Waitawheta Road, Waihi
Friday, 26th April 2019

Registrations open until 14th April.

5:00 pmRegistration
6:30 pmDinner
8:00 pmGill Bacchus - biodynamic nutrition

Saturday, 27th April 2019

7:30 amBreakfast
8:00 amSinging (optional)
8.30 amIntroduction and welcome
8:45 amRon Mclean - William Albrecht's work: Mineral Agriculture
9:30 amCherryle Prew - Elaine Ingham's work: biological agriculture
10:15 amMorning tea
10.45 amJohn King - Alan Savory's work: holistic agriculture
11:30 amGlen Atkinson - Rudolf Steiner's work - biodynamics
12:15 pmBiodynamics New Zealand AGM
1:00 pmLunch

For the children there will be activities at the camp which include seed sowing, bug finding, shape and colour observations. For the adults the afternoon session will be held at Chaos Springs, 131 Deam Road, Waihi at 2:00 pm. There will be a number of things to look at.

=Horticulture: Jenny's garden and orchard, and biodynamic management and system
=Animal Grazing: looking at soil, pasture and animals
=Creating on farm fertility: compost, plant extracts etc
=Orchard walk
=Trees in the landscape: tour of native and forestry plantings
=Goethean observations

7:00 pm – The conference dinner will be held at the camp.

Sunday, 28th April 2019

6:00 amRachel Pomeroy - star gazing
7:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDiscussion on dealing with drought
9:45amClosing remarks