Join a renowned leader in biodynamic agriculture for an in-depth exploration of the power of the biodynamic agricultural preparations. In this workshop, Hugh Courtney will introduce the fundamentals and purposes of the nine basic biodynamic preparations, given to the world by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. He will share wisdom and insights he has gathered in practice since 1976. Over the last 40 plus years, Hugh has taught hundreds of people how to make biodynamic preparations that work amazing transformations in soil and plants. As a believer in hands on and direct experience of these preparations, he will lead participants in this class on a journey, both in stirring the preps and in treating beds for planting, allowing them to witness the effects of the preps and of proper practice in their use. Hugh will also teach the basics of using biodynamic planting calendars to accomplish better results in garden and farm. He will also share practical exercises he has originated over many years of direct experience, including the Sequential Spray Technique to either attract or deter moisture, and the Tree Energizer Method. In part 2, Hugh Courtney begins by describing the chamomile preparation.