Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the moon has been and still is practiced by many cultures; using experience and observations, they have learned how the influence of the moon and planetary bodies can dramatically affect growth and resilience. Connecting with the phases of the moon also taps into our deep desire to be in tune with nature. This relationship can extend to be more in tune with our own selves.
We are nature, and everything is connected!
Plus, gardening by the moon can also help you plan your tasks efficiently – when you know the moon energy is supporting the task at hand, you have an extra impetus to complete the job while maximum benefit to the garden can be obtained. Come along and learn in this workshop about the basic principle, benefits of using these techniques, important factors to consider, an in depth look at the rhythms of the biodynamic calendar, astrological best days, lunar phases, maramataka, observation templates and where to source calendars here in New Zealand!
As a holistic food systems facilitator, Monique Macfarlane from Natural Wisdom teaches a variety of workshops such as no-dig food growing, planting by the moon, biodynamics, seasonal approaches to gardening as well as self-sufficiency. Her heartfelt passion for food, localisation, and thriving nature is the foundation of her incredible offerings.
Everything is connected and nature is our greatest teacher – if only we give the space to listen.