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Vineyard

Field course programs

​CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF

BIODYNAMICS practice

about our upcoming 2024 programs

METICULOUSLY CRAFTED PROGRAMS DEVELOPED WITH LEADING LOCAL BIODYNAMIC ORGANIZATIONS, TO SHOWCASE ON-FARM BEST PRACTICES AND FOSTER COLLEGIAL EXCHANGE. THESE TOURS PROVIDE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR PRACTICAL LEARNING OF BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE.

TOURS

Vitality in the vineyard

Professional exchange with leading vintners in southern France

  • Vineyard management in arid conditions.

  • Working with biodynamic preparations for soil and plant vitality.

  • Integration of animals in the vineyard.

  • Soil health and its care in a biodynamic approach.

France - June 2-6 2024

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Full program package: €1,500

Farm organism

Exploring the diversity of farm organisms, development, practice, and the personal stories of leading practitioners.

  • Biodynamic Vegetable Cultivation.

  • Biodynamic Viticulture.

  • Biodynamic Animal Farming.

  • Soil Health and Chromatography.

  • Biodynamic Seed Breeding.

  • Preparation and Application of Biodynamic preparations.

  • Best practices in biodynamic Agronomy.

  • Biodynamic Community:  Agriculture, Education, Economy & Society.

Full Tour - April 9-19, 2024

Italy Only - April 9-13, 2024

Germany Only April 15-19, 2024

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Full program package: €2,000

One country visit: €1,000

Soil regeneration in mixed Farming

Professional exchange with leading cereals and mixed farms in France.

  • Challenges and success in soil regeneration.

  • Benefits of Mixed Farming.

  • Implementation of Biodynamic preparations on arable land.

  • Food quality development.

  • Observation Exercise.

France - October 13-19 2024

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Full program package: €1,500

Olive production & quality

Farms visits and expert workshops in olive oil tasting and empathic food-testing

  • Olive farms visits at Kontogiannis family farm & soil chromatography assessment.

  • Olive oil tasting workshop with Ayala Noy Meir, olive grower and international judge in olive oil tasting.

  • Empathic food-testing workshop with Dr. Uwe geier head of quality development at Forschungsring eV.

Greece - June 10-15 2024

Fresh Olives

Full program package: €1,500

Developing a new biodynamic farm

Hands-on experience in a farm transitioning to biodynamic practices + farm visits.

  • Introduction to Biodynamic farm management.

  • Hands-on learning in Biodynamic cultivation practices.

  • How to get started with Biodynamic Preparation.

  • Foundation of a Community-Supported Agriculture -how to get it going in your farm .

  • Introduction to DEMETER Standards and Certification.

Portugal - May - 16-23 2024

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Full program package: €1,500

Tours Structure & organizers:

  • Joint departure with rented vehicles.

  • Visits of up to two farms per day.

  • Accommodation at sites along the route

  • Meals with hosting farmers.

‘Adama Haya’ - biodynamics in Israel.

local biodynamic associations and trainers.

Liron Israely, a member of BFDI trainers

and advisory forums, will lead the program.

  

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REGISTRATION DETAILS

All program costs include:

Local guidance, transportation, accommodation, and meals.

Price does not include flight costs.

Final visit program will be shared on our website.

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