biodynamics & vegetable production workshops

August 6, 2018

Till circa 3 years back, I was a regularly practicing biodynamic gardener, though lately my foci have shifted elsewhere.

But, I can vouch for the effectiveness of the mechanisms described in this set of practical ideas and technologies developed by Rudolf Steiner, my Guru of biodynamics – who took many desi/pagan ideas and incorporated them into farming – including acknowledging the centrality of the Cow (preferably desi) to a farm, and making use of the rhythms of life and space.

One man, One Cow, One Planet

How to Save the World


Full disclosure: I have known Ravi Koushik (who is anchoring the workshops) for a while now, ever since we met at a biodynamic gathering at Mysore (some 15 years back or so?) – and am glad that he is very seriously pursuing his mission in life: making farming – a profitable, sensible, sustainable, and non-elitist enterprise – while making available the produce, at affordable rates (not at the atrociously overpriced ‘organic’ scam rates) to the consumers.

All power to him.

And yes, just to be clear, I have no commercial/commission interest or involvement in this effort.

Request: If you want to know the fundamentals of practiced sustainable farming and getting some hands-on training – please sign up for the course.

Sarvadaman Chimanbhai Patel is one of the finest and greatest farmer-entrepreneurs of India, for whom I have a lot of respect & affection. The activities of the workshop will be happening at his farm in Gujarat. It certainly is an eye opener to visit his farm and learn from the Master.


Workshop On Biodynamics and Vegetable Production

Dear Farming Enthusiast,

Like every year, the Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra near Anand in Gujarat will conduct the annual workshop on Biodynamic Farming and Vegetable Production, from 12th December to 20th December 2018. You can visit our website or click here to know the online registration process. Attached the one-page announcement, the fillable registration form and workshop structures. We will be grateful if you can forward this announcement to other farming enthusiasts who may benefit from this workshop.

Thanks & Regards,
Ravi Koushik
Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra (BKK)
Phone: +91 997 105 4784  /  +91 988 665 5015

Workshop Details
12th to 16th December 2018
Workshop on
Biodynamic Farming

17th to 20th December 2018
Workshop on
Vegetable Production

Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra,
Ravipura [Anand-Sojitra Road],
District Anand, Gujarat 388440, India

Murugesh Chandran
+91 997 105 4784 / +91 988 665 5015

Click Here To Register Online

Rs. 10,000 [USD300 Foreign Nationals] — For Workshop On Biodynamic Farming (12th to 16th)
Rs. 10,000 [USD300 Foreign Nationals] — For Workshop On Vegetable Production (17th to 20th)
Rs. 18,000 [USD500 Foreign Nationals] — If Registering For Both Workshops (12th to 20th)
[This is inclusive of workshop fees, study material and vegetarian meals but does not include accommodation and  transportation]

  Accommodation Charges:
Accommodation Type
 Workshop Registered A) Tent B) Dorm C) Room
 1) Biodynamic Farming (Check-In: 11th; Check-Out: 16th)   Rs. 3,000 Rs. 4,000 Unavailable
 2) Vegetable Production (Check-In: 16th; Check-Out: 21st)   Rs. 3,000 Rs. 4,000 Unavailable
 3) Both Workshops (Check-In: 11th; Check-Out: 21st) Rs. 4,000 Rs. 5,000 Rs. 11,000

Note: Extra Night beyond the specified Check-In, Check-Out dates will be charged at Rs. 1000/- per night for Tent; Rs. 1500/-  for Dorm and Rs. 2000/- for Room and this is subject to availability


Please pay 100% of the fees and accommodation charges in advance through Net Transfer only. No Checks/DDs.
The payee details are –
 Payee Name: Patel Sarvdaman Chimanbhai
 Bank details: Axis Bank, Vallabh Vidyanagar Branch, Anand
 A/c No: 914010036556178
 IFSC Code: UTIB0000038

[Download Registration Forms and Workshop Details from


Kindly click on the below link to download the files:
Workshop One Page Announcement
Fillable Registration Form
Biodynamic Farming Workshop Structure
Vegetable Production Workshop Structure >

Refund Policy:
– Before 13th November 2018 – Full refund minus Administration charge of Rs. 600/-
– Before 1st December 2018 – 50% Refund
– No refund after that
* This Farm is prominently featured in the popular documentary ‘One Man, One Cow, One Planet’ where Peter Proctor, considered the Father of modern Biodynamics, says that this is one of the best Organic and Biodynamic Farms in the World, that he has seen.



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