Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa’s Olive Conference

Event date: 2 November 2013 - 3 November 2013

Time: 09h30 – 16h00
Venue: Igadi Olive Estate
City: Robertson (Western Cape)
Country: South Africa
Booking & Programme: Contact Liesl using the enquiry form below

Description: The Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa is hosting an Olive Conference with Italian expert Piero Tartagni.

Day 1: Conversion to biodynamic olive growing
Morning:
a) Origin of the Olive tree
b) Different soils for different Olive tree varieties
c) ‘Conventional’ versus ‘Organic’ Olive tree growing (Justus von Liebig versus Rudolph Steiner)
d) A step forward: from Organic to Biodynamic agriculture
LUNCH
Afternoon:
e) Tradition and Innovation
f) The Biodynamic farm as a self-sufficient universe (humans, animals, plants)
g) How Biodynamic preparations make for healthier Olive trees
OLIVE TASTING

Day 2: Biodynamic soil fertility
Morning:
a) General rules of Biodynamic soil management
b) Cover crops, the importance of compost
c) Handling of preparations 500 and 501 (practical examples)
d) Dynamization and distribution of BD preparations (practical examples)
LUNCH
Afternoon:
d) Dynamization and distribution of Biodynamic preparations (practical examples)
e) How the moon can affect the life of plants and vegetables
f) Is the Biodynamic method scientific?
FARM VISIT