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Rethinking Agriculture

There Is No Better Time to Join or Renew

Our members are the foundation of our Association, helping biodynamics touch more lives and more land every day.

Thanks to a challenge grant to help us grow the membership of the Biodynamic Association, the value of every new membership and every renewal will be matched up to $10,000 through May 1, 2015. Find out more about why membership matters and why you should join now and about our membership levels and benefits.

Introduction to Biodynamics Webinar

Tuesday, March 3, 6:00-7:30 pm CST:

Join us for our first live, interactive webinar, "Introduction to Biodynamics," which will provide a basic introduction to the principles and practices of biodynamic agriculture, led by Cory Eichman of Saugeen School for Sacred Agriculture and Saugeen River CSA. The 90-minute session will include presentation, questions and answers, and small-group conversation.

This first interactive webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required and space is limited to 150 participants. Video and audio recordings will be available in April. Visit our webinar page for more information and to register.

Protect Your Right to Know

The so-called "DARK Act" now before Congress would prevent states from adopting GMO labeling laws. In response, the Center for Food Safety has posted information about how to contact your senators and representatives to ask them to vote no on this bill and to support the mandatory labeling legislation introduced by Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Barbara Boxer.
We have long supported GMO labeling efforts as crucial for the future integrity of biodynamic agriculture and emphatically oppose this proposed federal preemption of our right to know. We encourage you to contact your representatives in Congress and make your voice heard.

Biodynamic Agriculture Course: Advanced Holistic Approach to Farming

March 30 - April 23, Maharishi University of Management

This spring, the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, is offering the first university-level course on biodynamic agriculture in the U.S. Taught by Dr. A. Thimmaiah, PhD, the course is offered in association with Demeter USA and will feature guest lectures by Jim Fullmer of Demeter and Dr. Tom Newmark of Sacred Seeds. It will also feature other biodynamic experts throughout the course, including Robert Karp of the Biodynamic Association. Find out more.

New Visions for Farming and Health at the 2014 Biodynamic Conference

More than 600 farmers, gardeners, educators, researchers, business people, and food lovers gathered in Louisville, Kentucky on November 13-16 for rich discussions around the theme of “Farming for Health.” The community that converged here for four days presented a heartening image of the vital biodynamic community that stretches across North America. The elders of the biodynamic movement were well represented, sharing their years of accumulated wisdom and providing mentorship to the enthusiastic younger generations seeking to deepen their understanding of biodynamics. This rich and diverse community was a mirror of the dynamic state of biodynamics on the continent today. Read more....

Share in the spirit of the event: read our conference overview, peruse the slideshow, download special member-only materials, order recordings, and more on our conference follow-up page.

2016 North American Biodynamic Conference

The Biodynamic Association is excited to hold our next biennial North American Biodynamic Conference in the Southwest, a region of unique landscapes, climate, agriculture — and for many, spiritual and transformational power. With its many historic sites, museums, and other cultural amenities, Santa Fe is a city that is easy and fun to explore, and it has been rated as one of the most walkable cities in the US.

Located in downtown Santa Fe, the Convention Center echoes Santa Fe's historic adobe architecture, and will allow for both indoor and outdoor conference activities. Discounted rooms will be available at several local hotels, all within walking distance of the Convention Center.

What would you like to see in the 2016 Biodynamic Conference? Please share your ideas to help with our planning.