Annual in-depth course in the management of a dynamic biological interface in agriculture,
Heal the world through the agriculture of the future
The challenges of modern times: climate change, soil erosion, outbreaks of diseases in humans and animals, declining food values, and agricultural economic instability - require farmers to think and act from the rules of biology.
In the annual course we will get to know, experience and refine the toolbox, concept and management ability of growers working with a complete agricultural organism.
The course is designed to train the next generation in productive vegetable gardens, orchards, vineyards, agricultural farms that combine agriculture, education and medicine, and productive community agriculture.
This course is also essential for anyone who bakes, makes wine, cooks and occasionally eats.
The essence of the program
The change is coming We perceive agriculture as a primary product
The training program presents you with a holistic way of understanding the natural world as its premise and applies the understanding This through a work-based and learning-based approach.
In this program we will train learners in sustainable solutions to current and future environmental challenges through the development of knowledge and understanding and practical tools in the dynamic biological processes in nature and agriculture.
1) Basic assumptions in agriculture
The principle of an agricultural organism is central to the biodynamic approach to agriculture and horticulture.
In the first part we will present this principle and examine its implications for agricultural practices.
We will demonstrate and examine the basic assumptions in meteorology, soil and plant sciences and the management of biological processes.
And how the principles of the farm as an organism bring an integrated and balanced approach to farm management.
Active observation and phenomenological examination of natural phenomena, will help us to characterize and get to the root of natural processes, their origin, and understanding the agricultural tools designed to develop biological vitality.
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2) Building fertility and resilience
Fertility has broad implications for any agricultural activity: how it is understood in a biodynamic approach, how fertility is supported by biodynamic practices and how the overall meaning of fertility in the agricultural organism builds resilience.
Farmers and growers always strive to improve fertility, but are locked in an approach of deficiencies and incompleteness. The various components we will encounter in this chapter, will help us crystallize within the tools that take us to life-supporting agriculture.
3) Motivation of biological processes
The demand for biodynamic food products is growing worldwide, due to the ability of the approach to conserve and renew agricultural resources, both by producers looking for quality of raw materials such as wine, olive oil, bread, and vegetables.
In this chapter we will recognize that one of the ways in which biodynamic agriculture, may make a contribution to the health and well-being of mankind, is through nutrition. As manufacturers of biodynamic foods, we need to be aware of how biodynamic practices can affect food quality. This vitality stems from the cultivation of activity and inner mobility in a person.
In order to develop vitality in food, one must see and internalize the ability of the farmer and farmer to initiate and optimize biological processes in the agricultural organism. The variety of tools and observations made in this chapter will improve the breeders' abilities, support the vitality of the food, during and after the growth.
Throughout the program, a variety of exercises and tasks will be given, in order to help you be aware of a personal and professional development journey and provide you with an opportunity to engage in individual development activities relevant to the program.
Exercises and finishing work
Full learning in agriculture matures from a direct encounter with farmers engaged in the craft.
During the training period, there will be tours that combine practical work and study in biodynamic farms
In the program you will meet more
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Dr. Nir Eliav
Director of the Gitnia Educational Farm, Maalot
Researches and manufactures water circuits
Ayala Noy Meir
Owner of the Rish Lakish oil mill
Expert in the quality and taste of olive oil
Farmers in the home garden, haunted
Chef and farmer. Owner of Habibian Farm
One of the founders of Waldorf Education in Tivon,
And from the Israeli Waldorf School
Formerly Director of the Seed Dynamics Research and Development Center
Federation of Biodynamic Agriculture
Instructor in biodynamic agriculture
The biodynamic program takes place at the "basket" biodynamic farm in Moshav Amikam.
In this economy you will take part in biodynamic activities.
Ella and Jordan Shahaf established the Basket Farm in 2009, when they returned to the family farm in Moshav Amikam. From cultivating a vegetable garden in the farm yard to a family and diverse farm, they continue to grow and grow along with vegetables.
As the garden grew, they saw the opportunity to connect their love of farming, and the interest of the people in local produce. And so they discovered - Habak - "agriculture with the participation of the community". The idea of the existence of mutual commitment and cooperation between the farmer and the local community.
Since 2014 we have been researching and applying the practices of biodynamic agriculture and are happy to see the vitality that the preparations bring to the garden and soil.
Today the economy contains:
50 dunams of rotating vegetables
Orchards: combined orchard, avocado orchard and persimmon orchard
A nursery that meets the needs of green seedlings
Goats, chickens and horses for household needs
Living Land was established as an initiative of Liron Israeli, while he was a young organic farmer, who sought (and did not find) infrastructure for the development of organic and biodynamic agriculture. While organically growing and identifying the needs of growers, the "Living Land" Center has developed into a center that supports biodynamic agriculture infrastructure in Israel:
(3) Consulting and accompaniment for certification in accordance with the international standard DEMETER.
(1) Agricultural guidance and counseling.
(2) Development and supply of biodynamic tools
To improve soil fertility,
Plant and animal care
More on biodynamic agriculture
Work-based learning / internship period
Biodynamic agriculture trainings around the world are mostly work-based trainings - agriculture is learned from practice!
The "Living Land" center works to build the infrastructure of training farms. During the establishment phase, we invite workers in farms who want to develop in biodynamics, organic and agro-ecology, to join a work-based study program.
The add-on includes :
Learning processes within the economy, personal tutoring time, and a learning and deepening group.
* We are in the process of accepting a financing plan for new employees by the Ministry of Labor - contact us for more details
On adding your employees to the program
And for jobs in biodynamic agriculture
You and you are joining and joining, an international network of farmers committed to the constant learning and growth of agriculture in the service of life!
The areas in which you will establish yourself after graduation are:
☘ Development of agro-ecological management capability of complex agricultural systems
☘ Control of the principles, processes and tools of biodynamic organic interface
☘ Infrastructure to meet the criteria of the Demeter International Standard
☘ Improving personal abilities for reflection and management of complex biological processes
☘ Practical experience in a variety of tools for managing organic processes
Questions to register
24 sessions of 8 hours
192 study hours
School day: Tuesday
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
* Two meetings will be held on Fridays
☘ A sufficient set of biodynamic preparations
For 10 dunams and 10 cubic meters of compost
☘ Biodynamic sowing and planting board
☘ A course website that supports learning
☘ Access to a unique biodynamic library in the country
☘ Worksheets and summary of biodynamic preparations
☘ Join a circle winter study session
Biodynamic farmers in Israel
Until July 30th
Until August 30th
* 1,000 NIS registration fee, full degrees
* Payment includes VAT
* Recognized as professional training
* Support from the Ministry of Labor may be required
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Graduates and friends tell
Sources of inspiration
There is a long tradition of teaching biodynamic agriculture around the world