Motueka Steiner School Workshop Series; Su Hoskin – Making the Biodynamic Preparations

The Kete Ora Trust has granted funding to the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust (MRSST) to offer 8 community workshops in the theory and practice of biodynamics in home gardens, marae, market gardens, farms, schools and our Steiner School Farm. The tutors are highly experienced biodynamic farmers and gardeners who will guide you through both theory and hands-on learning. Our vision is to form a regional biodynamic hub which will produce quality BD preparations under guidance and  continue to provide community and sector education in biodynamics.  

Date: Saturday 26th March 2022  – Autumn Equinox

Time: 10am to 5pm 

Su has spent over a decade practicing biodynamic farming principles on home gardens, a mixed farm, vineyards and more recently a local food forest and allotments in New Zealand. In 2012 Su set up a charitable trust which holds informal discussions, runs workshops, demonstrations and seminars, providing support for new and existing BD practitioners. In 2015 Su gained  her Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics from Taruna College. She later went on to help coordinate the same course in her own region, Central Otago. Between 2015 and 2018 she completed a term on the New Zealand Biodynamic Association Council  and has been a trustee on the Kete Ora Trust for many years.  

Venue:  From 10am to lunchtime in Ahi Classroom at the Motueka Steiner School, 165 Robinson Rd. Please park inside the main entrance and walk up to the Ahi classroom or get a lift from others. There is limited parking close to Ahi. 

The practical afternoon session on “Making the Biodynamic Preparations” and burying them will be held at the Steiner School Farm, 49 School Rd. 

BYO: lunch; boots in case of wet weather; extra-grip plastic gloves. 

Register: your name with These workshops are each limited to 20 people so registrations are on a first come first serve basis.  

Koha: The suggested Koha for the day is $45. Please transfer your Koha  online to the Motueka Rudolf Steiner School Trust (MRSST) account number 03-1354-0296448-05.  

Please use as the reference: Your surname (abbreviated if need be) followed by first initial of your first name and then KO KOHA  (this stands for for Kete Ora Koha). Eg your name reference could be SmithJ KO Koha 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Steiner School Farm on Saturday 26th March 2022.