Tuesday, July 28, 2009

* New Foundation Year *

one year part-time course starts September 2009 in Tuamgraney, County Clare

The Foundation Year is designed as an orientation year for the kindergarten and class teacher training but it also stands as an autonomous one year introductory course. This course in anthroposophical studies will be of interest to those looking for an introduction to the work of Rudolf Steiner combined with a foundation course in the arts.

Pedagogical Years One and Two
These two years focus on teacher development and child development and will

prepare students to work within a Waldorf kindergarten or primary school. These years include: simple crafts, storytelling, puppetry, seasonal festivals, practical work in the kindergarten, child observation, health and parenting issues, work with the angels and inner development.

The course takes place at Raheen Wood Steiner School in Tuamgraney, Co.Clare
and is composed of:
• 8 weekend sessions (Friday evening to Saturday 5.30pm)
• Three 5-day Residential sessions in October/November, April and July,
(coinciding with school holidays at Halloween, Easter and the summer break)

Course fee for the Foundation Year: €1850
Applications with deposit of €300 (non refundable) by 6th August 2009

for more information on the Foundation Year, please contact:
Ruth Marshall, tel: 061 473866 email: training@steinerireland.org

Early Childhood Education Programme: providing a wide range of high quality training courses developed out of anthroposophy

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 24th, 11 am, at Cloughjordan Community Farm.

See a wide range of not so common Cereals, inclduding Spelt, Rye, Irish Heritage Oats and a Winter Wheat evolution row (from primitive grasses to two days bread wheat.
Hosted by biodynamic gardener Wiebe.
In the afternoon at 4 pm there will be a tour of Vincent and Liam O ‘Sullivan's Coolahill farm in County Laois to see their Irish Heritage Oats Ardri and Sonas

July 31st, 11 am at Camphill Jerpoint Thomastown Co. Kilkenny

Visite the Spring Wheat evolution row and 30 other small propagation plots
Also Heritage Oats Cafferys No2 the most undervalued one!

You must register for these events and voluntary contributions for the BDAAI and the hosts are welcome!

Please note, you might also be treated to some culinary experiences and in order to cater for this it is essential to book your intent by the July 10th via email or telephone (see below).
Looking forward to seeing you all!

Kind regards,
Michael Miklis
Biodynamic Agricultural Association in Ireland Tel. / 051-347245
tel. 051 347245 skype biodyn.ie
Email bdaai@indigo.ie www.biodynamic.ie
Camphill Jerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny