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1st Seminar March 2015 – still possible to sign up!

Program & Invitation 1st BINGN Seminar 2015!

1st – 7th March 2015; Fokhol gård; Stange, Norway



Dear Friend,

our first Seminar for the new BINGN course in 2015 will be at the biodynamic farm Fokhol gård in Stange, close to the beautiful lake Mjøsa in Norway (1,5 hours north from Oslo).

Fokhol Gård                           e-mail:

Fokholgutua 216,                   Tel.:     00476257 19

2335 Stange



We will have a divers program with farm visits, intensive teachings about soil science, history of agriculture & mankind; we will do arts and nature observations together and we will haveplenty of time to work on your questions about the education and your future plans as a biodynamic farmer! You will find the detailed Program below or click here.

There will be a parallel seminar (partly together) with the “old” BINGN (“Group BINGN-A”) Students that started the education in 2014!



The seminar fee will be 2000 NOK, covering the costs during the seminar (food, accomodation, teaching etc.). These 2000 NOK will serve as a deposit to the yearly fee of 15.000 NOK for the whole education. Please pay the fee until 28th of February to this account:

Biologisk-Dynamisk Forening

Reference: BINGN-B mars 2015               

IBAN:                   NO6712540504251




The closest train station is “Stange”. From there you can have a nice 30-minutes-walk to the farm or if you contact us early enough, we can pick you up at the station.The closest Airport is “Oslo Gardermoen”.


Food & Accomodation:

You will stay in rooms with two or three other people. If you need a single room (for an extra charge) you can contact us. There will be beds, mattresses, blankets and pillows; BUT you need to BRING YOUR OWN BEDCLOTHES AND SHEETS!

We will partly be served food and partly prepare our own meals. If you have any allergies etc., please contact us soon enough. For further question contact us at


your BINGN-Team!



1st seminar program 2015

Support the next generation of biodynamic farmers!



Most of us are becoming more and more aware of what we eat, how it is grown, where it comes from and how it is treated along the way. This is one of the most optimistic trends of our time; to see how the younger generations are becoming more and more aware of this, not only the ideas, but in action. Many who read this know Oslo Cooperative, where there are long waiting lists for membership, it is simply trouble finding enough vegetables to anyone who wants to order, be it organic or biodynamic products. Who will be our farmers? A profession where you cannot take your cell phone with you while milking, or download an app that shovels manure, this is hard physical work.

Do not despair – THEY ARE ALREADY THERE!
BINGN – a 3-years practice-based education in biodynamic agriculture started in February 2014 with 10 students from the Nordic countries. There is more demand and we will start a new course in March 2015. Students attend five to six seminars spread throughout the year at different locations in the Nordic countries, while they are living and working on farms in between, well equipped with tasks and homework. Well qualified teachers from the Nordic biodynamic environment are giving courses to various topics: there is much to be taught to be able to take responsibility for a farm. Soil, plant, economics, ownership, meteorology, astronomy, machinery…

Maybe we should all take such an education, thus really connect ourselves with the earth. Cultivating, refining the earth have been made throughout human history and is more important than ever; to be aware of what is under our feet. One can almost become religious to think deeply about this; get the experience of the earth as a living being.

The program is under construction and it takes time to get public recognition, yet the legal body is rooted in the biodynamic association in Norway. We have been fortunate to be well supported by some foundations in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, so the first year is secured.
If you are interested in supporting BINGN and these young future farmers with any amount, all hearts will be so excited; not least the hearts of the future.
We want to build up a circle of friends supporting the growth of our future food.


Biologisk dynamisk Forening

Engebrets vei 3

NO – 0275 Oslo

Account Number: 1254.05.04251 marked BINGN
IBAN NO6712540504251

Download and spread this “Call for BINGN Support

New BINGN Course in 2015 – First Seminar!

BINGN Invites you to the first seminar in 2015!

1st – 7th March 2015; Fokhol gård; Stange, Norway

Everyone who is interested in joining the BINGN Apprenticeship Program is invited the next BINGN Seminar.

The Seminar will be at the biodynamic farm Fokhol gård in Stange, close to the beatiful lake Mjøsa in Norway (1,5 hours from Oslo).

For new students the seminar will start Sunday the 1st of March and it will end Saturday the 7th of March.

There will be a parallel seminar (partly together) with the “old” BINGN Students that started the education in 2014!

The seminar fee will be 2000 NOK, covering every costs during the seminar (food, accomodation, teaching etc.)

The content of the seminar is not settled yet, but the program will contain:

  • time to get known with each other
  • farm visits
  • agricultural history
  • agricultural soil science
  • (goetheanistic) nature- and self-observation
  • time for individual talks with the BINGN Mentors about your plans with the education
  • etc.

If you are interested in joining the seminar, please sign up until Monday the 16th of February via:

After signing up you will receive more detailled information about the seminar and the program.


We are looking forward to hear from you!

For further information about the BINGN Apprenticeship Program please visit our homepage or contact us via

New BINGN Flyer & BINGN Handbook

After a long absence of news and updates on this homepage you can now download our new Flyer and the new BINGN-Handbook!

If you want to spread the news online, there is a small flyer for posting online without specific information and a bigger print version of the flyer with more information about the education.

BINGN Flyer 2015 – online version

BINGN Flyer 2015 – print version

The BINGN Handbook is meant to provide general information about the BINGN Apprenticeship Program, such as:

  • Background Information
  • Application & Entry Requirements
  • Structure of the education
  • Content of the curriculum
  • Payment & Agreements
  • etc.

The BINGN Handbook will be updated on occasion!

Check this page for the most recent version.

BINGN Handbook – December 2014