Introductory Course on Bio-Dynamic Agriculture

April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005

Prado Farm, Lubao, Pampanga
Course Description
This introductory course will cover the existing challenges of green revolution agriculture: the hazards of pesticides, the long-term damage to the soil and to human health by artificial chemical fertilizers, internal and external soil erosion, and others.

From this grounding in the problems of conventional agriculture, we will take a look at the basic principles of the bio-dynamic agriculture approach. We will also devote time to actual hands-on compost making, green manuring, ecological pest management, watering techniques, bio-dynamic techniques, and specific cultural practices for some vegetables including lettuce.