Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden
Join us in in the Cosmic Garden!
Are you called to grow more of your own nutritious and delicious produce? Are you feeling a pull to grow your own culinary and medicinal herbs?
If the answer is “yes”– become more self sufficient and garden in harmony with natural systems by learning to garden the Biodynamic Way.
Biodynamic gardening is a method that is often described as going “beyond organic”. It is more commonly used in Europe to organically grow plants for food, medicine, the most potent cosmetic purposes, and of course, fine wine.
Through a journey through the four seasons of the garden, you will learn the principles of growing and managing healthy soil, seeds and plants. You will learn a system of growing vibrant herbs and produce by working together with nature and the cosmos.
Acquire the skills to holistically manage your garden and learn many techniques to extend your growing season. Also included: how to create a garden plan for your unique plot of land, however large or small.
The Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden was created by German Garden Master Alexandra Luppold, who spent many years gardening in the challenging climate of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (Zone 3).
Alexandra covers 14 plants in detail so that you are set up for success in growing these popular veggies: salad greens, potatoes, peas, root veggies, cabbage, fava beans, garlic, shallots and onion, beans and basil, and of course tomatoes.
Is Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden for me?
This is a course suited to the first time gardener or to a more intermediate gardener who would like to incorporate organic and Biodynamic principles into their gardening practice.
Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden teaches you foundational gardening principles and is suited for whatever growing zone you are located in.
Video Lesson 1 – Introduction
Video Lesson 2 – Surface of Earth
-availability of land or soil for gardening
Video Lesson 3 – The Soil
-supporting the soil; organic matter; important energy exchanges; the living environment
Video Lesson 4 – Return to the Soil
-protecting the soil, mulch, organic matter, earthworms
Video Lesson 5 – The Seed
start and end of transformation; survival experts; essence of the plant; doorway of the plant embryo
Video Lesson 6 – Seed Catalogues and Ordering Seeds
-tips what to look for when ordering; links to seed companies; collecting your own seeds
Video Lesson 7 – Preparation for Seeding Indoors
-tips to starting healthy plants inside; bio-dynamic calendar; timing of common vegetables to start inside
Video Lesson 8 – Seeding Indoors
-soil preparation; tricks & tips to successfully start your seeds; timing of common vegetables to start inside
Video Lesson 9 – Transplanting
-tricks & tips to successfully transplant your little plants; bio-dynamic calendar; gardening with the cosmic energies
Video Lesson 10 – The Plant
-what is a plant?; primordial; lung of Earth; alive; nutrients; transformation
Video Lesson 11 – Bio-Dynamic Principles
-Rudolf Steiner; plant families; root – leaf – flower – fruit
Video Lesson 12 – Bio-Dynamic Calendar
-how to read the calendar; uses for all types of garden tasks; order your calendar
Video Lesson 13 – Garden Plan Rotation
-sample of rotation plan; template
Video Lesson 14 – Garden Examples
-0.5-acre wheel garden; backyard gardens; plots and designing your garden
Video Lesson 15 – Spring Seeding
-cleaning up the garden; weeding; getting excited
Video Lesson 16 – Connection
-gratitude and connecting to Earth
Video Lesson 17 – Seeding Outdoors
–common vegetables suitable to early seeding; prepping the soil; seed starting tips
Video Lesson 18 – Spring Planting
-planting tips; hardening off plants from the greenhouse
Video Lesson 19 – Your Garden Space
-garden plots, beds and rows
Video Lesson 20 – Watering
-timing of watering; saving water
Video Lesson 21 – Hoeing
-how to, when and why
Video Lesson 22 – Weeding
-purpose, benefits, and medicine
Video Lesson 23 – Mulching
-mulching materials, where to mulch and why
Video Lesson 24 – Pest and Diseases
-healthy plants; paying attention; how to respond to pests and diseases
Video Lesson 25 – Extending Growing Seasons: Row Covers
-row cover definition, where to source, updated links on handouts
Video Lesson 26 – Extending Growing Seasons: Cold Frames
-cold frame benefits; links and sample for different models; plan and material of Alexandra’s home build frames
Video Lesson 27 – Extending Growing Seasons: Greenhouses
-greenhouse benefits; links and sample of different models; pots and boxes
Video Lesson 28 – Harvest
-timing of harvest, storage, best nutrition, harvesting various vegetables
Video Lesson 29 – Preparation for Winter
-seed collecting; green-cover crops for winter; why we don’t clean
Video Lesson 30 – Compost
-beneficial compost materials, compost don’ts; the life of compost
Video Lesson 31 – Fava Beans
– time of seeding, special treatments, fava specific tips
Video Lesson 32 – Peas
-time of seeding,special treatments, pea specific tips
Video Lesson 33 – Salad Greens
-time of seeding, special treatments, salad green specific tips
Video Lesson 34 – Potatoes
-time of seeding,special treatments, potato specific tips
Video Lesson 35 – Beets, Carrots, Radishes
-time of seeding, special treatments, root veggie specific tips
Video Lesson 36 – Cabbage
-time of seeding, special treatments, cabbage specific tips
Video Lesson 37 – Garlic, Shallots, Onion
-time of seeding, special treatments, garlic & onion specific tips
Video Lesson 38 – Beans and Basil
-time of seeding, special treatments, beans & basil specific tips
Video Lesson 39 – Tomatoes Part 1
-time of seeding, special treatments, tomato specific tips
Video Lesson 40 – Tomatoes Part 2
-time of seeding, special treatments, tomato specific tips
Video Lesson 41 – Conclusion
Upon completion of Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden, you will have a through understanding of the ecology of creating and growing a healthy garden, starting from the soil up.
Through a journey through the four seasons, you will learn:
-a general overview of healthy Soil, Seeds and Plants
-to start your own vegetables early inside
-to Extend your growing season
-organic and Biodynamic Techniques
-to utilize the Biodynamic calendar for seeding, planting and harvest
-holistic management and easy garden application
-14 of the most commonly grown vegetables- in detail
-how to create your own personal garden plan
Alexandra covers 14 plants in detail so that you are set up for success in growing these popular veggies: salad greens, potatoes, peas, root veggies (Beets, Carrots, Radishes), cabbage, fava beans, garlic, shallots and onion, beans and basil, and of course tomatoes.
Join us in the garden!