I am looking forward to blogging the progress of my first biodynamic garden!
After moving back to the east coast 2 years ago, I must admit a major part of California living I missed was my garden and the ability to grow year-round.
Last summer I met a wonderful man with an amazing garden that needed some loving. We met in March 2016 and are now married. I am truly blessed and so loving the opportunity to be an instrumental part of his historical home west of the Hudson River.
Last year, we tackled the garden Spring 2016 and brought back to life the existing vegetable garden that had been missing a green thumb. We planted dozen of herbs, vegetables, greens and flowers. We experienced some successes and some failures. We felt challenged and realized we had a lot to learn about gardening on the East coast. I wanted to understand what was healthy soil, which plants liked acidic soil and which plants fed off each other.
My desire to learn and have a successful garden led me to this intense Biodynamic Gardening class. The class I have enrolled in is about one or two 8 hour days per month for 6 months. There are lectures in the morning and hands-on gardening in the afternoon. I am lucky to be living 20 minutes from The Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge where this course on Biodynamic gardening course is offered.
We are getting ready to build the raised beds and bring in some beautiful soil that has been carefully through the biodynamic prep process. A fresh barrel of compost from our garden is ready to be added before seeds and seedlings are planted.
Here are some photos of the beginning stages of building our garden.