Biodynamic Farming Student Program

A Four Week Biodynamic Farming Student Program

Biodynamic Farming Student Program – Visit Ecuador to Learn Biodynamic Farming and Living Simply While Discerning your Life Path

Courses run from June 5th  through the 30th

August 7th through Sept.1st

Finca Sagrada community with Susan and Walter standing
A group of students learning to make a seed bed

Sacred Land Farm (FincaSagrada.com) offers a revitalizing mix of earth-friendly biodynamic farming practices, life-path tutoring and community living   Join us in the beautiful mountains of Ecuador close to the storied village of Vilcabamba. We have a 1,200 acre farm, including a two-acre intensive garden with fruit trees, ten acres of irrigated pastures, milk cows, goats, burros, chickens and bees.

We offer a four-week Biodynamic Farming Student Program, living close to the land in harmony with nature and growing your own biodynamic food.  By the end of the course, we hope you will feel more connected to the land, yourself and your life path and will have experienced growing together in community.

 

Walter has more then forty years of biodynamic farming experience on four continents.  He works on the land with the students in the mornings and teaches some of the classes in the afternoons. Walter’s passion is to show how biodynamic farming practices and ideas can re-enliven the landscape and the food we eat with the cosmic forces that surround our beautiful Earth.

 

Cristian, our Ecuadorian partner, has a deep spiritual connection to the earth and will share his knowledge of local farming practices. He has developed a very productive food forest where we grow many of the traditional foods as well as medicinal plants.

 

My wife Susan has been teaching people to manifest their life destiny paths for 40 years and she will share this with you.  She has founded more than 40 innovation networks ranging from organics and solar to social investing, women’s economic empowerment and consciousness.   She teaches how to hear your intuition more clearly to take risks around your values to find your optimal life path, tailoring each program to the individual.  See KINSinnovation.org, which also offers her free book, The Trojan Horse of Love.

 

Visiting Finca Sagrada is an adventure and for some a bit rustic. Our farm is at the end of a three-mile mountain road and we cross two streams. We have a beautiful community house with solar power and internet where students can hang out. Sometimes there are rooms available in the house but some of the students will have to sleep in adobe cabins with solar power and army style tents where we use candles for light. For these a composting toilet is available. You will definably be living close to nature. Some students love this but others find it a bit rustic.

We live simply and work mostly by hand.  We live and share meals in community where you will develop personal and collaboration skills, not to mention inter-cultural education and learning Spanish.

Expectations of Course Participants.

This is a hands-on living experience.  In the mornings we work for three hours learning different skills such as preparing beds for planting, animal care and the use of biodynamic preparations under the supervision of Cristian or Walter, your teachers. The afternoons are more relaxed. We offer three hours of classes per week and lots of personal time with Susan and Walter, the owners and presenters.

Weekends are free and most participants enjoy going into Vilcabamba for the weekend for the rich international cultural experience (just google Vilcabamba).

The cost is $490  ($16 per day) for the four-week course, including room, board and our course.  For more detailed information, see FincaSagrada.com or contact Walter Moora at

WalterMoora@gmail.com.

 

If students wish, they can stay longer to deepen their experience at a reduced cost.

Testimonial

Life on a lush, Biodynamic, Ecuadorian farm, is as much about cultivating community and a sense of unity, as it is growing fruits and vegetables.  From sharing a dorm-like treehouse, to working the nutrient rich soil, the bond of friendship and connectivity with our planet finds roots that reach deeply.  Walter’s Biodynamic homestead is a lesson in the beautiful role we human beings must play in stewarding the earth and one another.

The road to our valley and Farm

Finca Sagrada History and Community Members

Susan and Walter Moora bought the farm six years ago and have been joined by kindred spirits who bring as many gifts to the Farm as we do.  Walter has been a Biodynamic farmer for more than forty years, manifesting five such viable businesses on four continents, including bread, yogurt, cheese and milk.   Susan has spent her life creating groups of kindred spirits on three continents collaborating to manifest organics, solar, social investing, microenterprise, women’s economic empowerment and destiny path experiences.

Next came Cristian, our Ecuadorian partner, who grew up in the village closest to us.   Cristian is bilingual and runs the farm and gardens with Walter.  Although only twenty-eight, he is a master gardener and farmer and will teach you local customs, as well as  Spanish. Cristian’s deep love for the land of his birth is a gift to all who meet him.

Much of the time interns will be working with Cristian as he is the hands on guy.

If our description of our “Biodynamic homesteading with a heart” resonates with you, come experience all aspects of homesteading, community growing, spiritual practices and vibrant living.   We limit each class to five participants.

If you  are looking for more then a volunteer program in Ecuador, we believe you will have an experience of a lifetime in our Biodynamic Farming Student Program. Not only will we teach you homesteading skills, but you will experience the sacredness of nature in all her beauty.

For more information please contact Walter at waltermoora@gmail.com

Our cows

Our cows

Our farm from on high

Our farm from on high


Sleeping tent

Sleeping tent

Our community room

Our community room

 

Testimonial

Life on a lush, Biodynamic, Ecuadorian farm, is as much about cultivating community and a sense of unity, as it is growing fruits and vegetables.  From sharing a dorm- like treehouse, to working the nutrient rich soil, the bond of friendship and connectivity with our planet finds roots that reach deeply.  Walter’s Biodynamic homestead is a lesson in the beautiful role we human beings must play in stewarding the earth, and one another. Join our Biodynamic Farming Student Program.

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This is a fun video from a previous course given in 2014

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