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Vocational training

Deepening course in biodynamic agriculture 

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.

All of these require man to think, and act from the rules of biology.

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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.

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The essence of the program

The change is coming We perceive agriculture as a primary product


Through direct observation of the processes that shape a biological environment:
Sun, climate, soil and biological processes.


Cultivating our capacity for internal assessment among registrars
from the existing biological system and the possible actions for the effect 

tools and actions

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Taking action from the internal legality of a living biological system and improving it 

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The structure of the program

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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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Chapter 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.

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Chapter 3 driving 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.


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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

Exercises and finishing work

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.

Work-based learning / internship period

School day: Tuesday

Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Once in two weeks

*Two meetings will be held on Fridays

A total of 24 sessions, 300 study hours
which include internship meetings in the farms

Cycle No. 9
Will open in October 2022

*Opening of early registration 07.20.2022

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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

And for jobs in biodynamic agriculture

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Upon graduation


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


Liron Israeli

main moderator

Doctoral student researching agro-ecological systems and agricultural training.

Founder of the "Adam Chaya" center, member of international forums for biodynamic agriculture and prepares biodynamic preparations.

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Jordan Sheaf

main moderator

Owner and farmer of "Salesila" farm. An agronomist who decided to expand his organic capabilities. Researching the application of biodynamics in his farm since 2014.

Host of the biodynamic course and will guide practical work


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For more information about the facilitators and the program: 

the cost of the course

740 NIS

Late registration
Until August 30th

630 NIS

Until July 30th

* 1,000 NIS registration fee, full degrees
* Payment includes VAT
* Recognized as professional training
* Support from the Ministry of Labor may be required
   Under the Shabbat route are employed for the economy

Do you have any further questions for us?
Want to check your suitability for the course?
Fill in the details in the form and we will contact you.

In the program you will meet more

Alison Bulger

Federation of Biodynamic Agriculture

Instructor in biodynamic agriculture


Daniel Bernstein


Farmers in the home garden, haunted

Chen Atid

Anthroposophy teacher
Formerly Director of the Seed Dynamics Research and Development Center

Gilad Alon

One of the founders of Waldorf Education in Tivon,
And from the Israeli Waldorf School

Michal Habibian

Chef and farmer. Owner of Habibian Farm


Ayala Noy Meir

Owner of the fabric house Rish Lakish
Expert in the quality and taste of olive oil


Dr. Nir Eliav

Director of the Gitnia educational farm, Ma'alot

Researches and produces water circuits

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Yuval Erlich

Korem Wine and Deaf Winery

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Program hosts

The biodynamic program takes place at the "basket" biodynamic farm in Moshav Amikam.

In this economy you will take part in biodynamic activities.

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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

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Program costs

Graduates and friends tell

  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

Sources of inspiration

There is a long tradition of teaching biodynamic agriculture around the world


The Living Soil program is part of a study group for the Biodynamic Agriculture Training Centers of the Federation of Biodynamic Agriculture and the Department of Biodynamic Agriculture


The structure of the program is built on the basis of a professional training program in biodynamic agriculture of Crossfiled Instituted   In England and South Africa


Living Land is a member of the international network of consultants and biodynamic training wanderschule


And forever grateful to biodynamic teachers who crossed the threshold: Peter Procter and Alex Podolinsky

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