- When: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
BOOK NOW - Conference fee is £160, meals and accommodation are in addition.
Conference: What can Biodynamic Agriculture/Horticulture and Social Therapy/Education offer each other?
This four day conference begins at 3.00pm on 10 May and finishes at 12.30pm on 13 May.
The symposium - organised in Dornach by the social therapy group (STAG) - on the theme of “production versus therapy and education” in Biodynamic social farms and gardens in 2015 attracted a lot of attention. Many farmers and gardeners came from various countries in Europe to share their experiences as they were able to speak out about their different circumstances, successes and challenges.
Hartwig Ehlers from Germany, Henk Poppenk from the Netherlands and Paulamaria Blaxland-de Lange from the United Kingdom who are all three members of STAG then decided to enlarge both the theme and the timeframe into a conference and this event is the result.Wherever we spoke on this theme there has been an immediate echo and world- wide response. We hope that this event will make it possible :
- for people working in social farming and gardening to meet and share their practice and concerns;
- for us all to hear from people at the forefront of Biodynamic work;
- and for us to find new inspiration by meeting and hearing from some of those responsible for trainings and development of social therapeutic and educational Biodynamic farming and gardening.
Across the four day conference there will be an opportunity to visit and experience Biodynamic Agriculture/Horticulture and social therapy/education organisations including The Mount Camphill Community, Sharpthorne Organic Café and Pericles Woodland Project at Tablehurst Farm. For more information and a schedule. Click here to download the full programme.
Our favourite farm animal: the Ugly Duckling: A production of Pericles Theatre Company