Hamish Mackay- Biodynamic Farmer
WHERE: Warana, Sunshine Coast QLD (Exact address will be given after ticket purchase)
WHEN: Tuesday 10th August 2021
What you will learn:
What is Biodynamics?
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition.
This workshop is suitable for all commercial farm operators and garden enthusiasts who want to learn about biodynamics. You will learn the language of biodynamics and how to start when you get home.
You will be introduced to the biodynamic preparations and how they contribute to the soil food web creating fertility and balance in your soil with regenerative ecological outcome.
About Hamish Mackay
Biodynamic Farming Educator
After some youthful world travels and a brush with university Hamish was introduced to biodynamics in 1972 through his brother, Andrew, at the family farm near Braidwood, NSW.
In 1976 he joined the DEMETER bakery in Sydney. DEMETER made stoneground, wholemeal, fermented breads from biodynamic grain and hosted thousands of children and adults through “bake-ins” introducing them to biodynamics and nutrition through making bread together.
In the 1990’s Hamish worked in a bakery/café garden project with chronically and mentally ill patients as part of the Blackthorn Trust in the UK. The Blackthorn Trust was awarded the UK Mental Health Practice of the Year in 1995.
Since returning to Australia in 1998 Hamish has been teaching and encouraging the adoption of biodynamics throughout Australia – with the objective that biodynamic/regenerative agriculture will be farming method of choice by 2024. He is now working with Charlie Arnott presenting introductory biodynamic workshops around the country to encourage the flow to regenerative farming and consuming practices.
Hamish has an unquenchable passion for biodynamics, nutrition, associative economics and working with people.