Free Biodynamic Composting Seminar in LA on November 16th

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“Get perfect results without turning, fussing or worrying in 6 months!”

A Root Simple reader has turned us on to an excellent opportunity to learn about composting from a master of the art–for free!  We’ll be there.

  • Date:  Saturday, November 16th (rain or shine)
  • Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Location: The Pico-La Brea area. You’ll get the exact address when you RSVP.
  • RSVP to Rayna: [email protected]

And here’s the details:

Learn the Secrets of BioDynamic Composting from Jack McAndrews    

Recognized as one of America’s leading experts on biodynamic organic agriculture, Jack’s biodynamic composts have been the secret behind some of the most beautiful and healthiest gardens in Hollywood and on the Westside. And now you can learn how to create this black gold in your own backyard.

Maria C. Linder, Professor of Biochemistry at CalState Fullerton says, “There are very few people in the country with [Jack’s] experience and expertise… Bio-dynamic composting is more scientifically based than most and is by far the most impressive method I have encountered. Jack has studied the process for many years, and with the best Masters in the business.” (Excerpts from:

Biodynamic compost is made with precise specifications and is a fundamental component of the biodynamic method of growing food. It recycles animal manures and organic wastes, stabilizes nitrogen, and builds soil humus to enhance soil health.

“This is recognized as the finest recipe for growing crops in the world,” claims Jack. “You don’t need any other fertilizer or pesticides. This form of agriculture is ahead of its time. It grows the best quality food known today.”

Come and be amazed at what you can grow!

The seminar will be 2 to 3 hours long, but feel free to come and stay however long you can

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  1. I tried to look up a recipe for biodynamic compost and got a bunch of stuff that I didn’t want. For those of us who can’t attend could you synthesis the concept for us? Thanks in advance Fred.

    • I’ve been planning to do a post on this for a long time. But it’s not easy–Steiner resists synthesis. I’ll give it a try soon.

  2. Could you also ask them some questions about composting in low-water environments? Water is the gating issue for compost out here on the edge of the high desert (our average is 16 inches of rain a year, we’ve had 11 this year). Watering my compost heap is .. well … it goes against my grain.

    • I’ll see what I can do. Don’t know if he’ll have any particular expertise on low-water. Have you read Gary Paul Nabhan’s “Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land”? Might be useful.

  3. I am so glad you are getting in with Biodynamics!
    I was just reading your posts on the fascinating straw bale garden and thought: why not just use simple Biodynamic compost tea instead of urea
    or fertilizers… I have done this for a few years, with great success in all of my gardens.

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