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2016 Conference Recordings Now Available!

Revisit the talks you loved and explore what you missed through the 2016 Biodynamic Conference recordings! For the first time we are offering all recordings as a package online. BDA members receive a $75 discount! Purchase recordings now and you can instantly access:

  • Video recordings of all 10 keynote speakers 
  • Video recordings of popular 90-minute workshops with leading biodynamic educators Gunther Hauk, Mac Mead, and Sherry Wildfeuer
  • Audio recordings of more than 35 workshops, including both pre-conference and main conference workshops


Biodynamic Webinar Series

Learn from top biodynamic educators from the comfort of your home through interactive webinars. Space is limited in these classes, so sign up now to reserve your spot!

  • Introduction to Biodynamic Beekeeping — Thursday, March 16, with Alex Tuchman
  • Real World Biodynamics for Beginners — Thursday, April 6, with Stewart Lundy
  • Biodynamic Herbal Remedies for your Soil — Monday, May 15, with Carin Fortin and Delmar McComb
  • Biodynamic Beekeeping: Health & Hive Management — Monday, June 5, with Alex Tuchman
  • Biodynamic Beekeeping: Winter Preparation — Thursday, August 17, with Alex Tuchman


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Fall/Winter Issue of Biodynamics Now Available

The Fall/Winter issue, Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth, is now available online for all members of the Biodynamic Association, featuring articles such as "Anthroposophy and Environmentalism: Four Gifts" by Dan McKanan, "At the Heart of Biodynamics" by Andrew Lorand, "Bridging the Americas: Context and Impulse" by Matias Baker and Sarah Weber — and much more! (Log in to access.) Full members will receive the paper version in the mail in February.

Join now to enjoy immediate access to the four most recent issues of Biodynamics, our growing collection of online members-only educational resources, the Biodynamic Directory, and discounts on BDA educational webinars and events.


Sacred Farming, a Collaboration with the Earth, by Jessie Crow Mermel: “Farms are the places where we negotiate our relationship with nature,” explained Tom Spaulding, Angelic Organics Learning Center’s co-founder and Executive Director at the Midwestern Ecology Symposium at the Janesville Muslim Dawa Circle....

Building a Local Network of Biodynamic Practitioners: KY-TN DemeterLOCAL, by Hilary Higgenbotham: Just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, 8,000 beautiful acres of rich bottomland cradled by the Cumberland River make up an area called Bells Bend. A few years ago, community members saved this rural, agricultural land from a huge development. Bells Bend is a place where community members of all ages welcome Nashville friends and enjoy weekly potlucks, square dances, harvest festivals, and farm harvest days.... 

Growing Seed in the Heartland, by Beth Corymb: It is another beautiful day on the high plains of Nebraska. The air is clear and the surrounding hills white. Their sandstone shines out to us as we harvest our vegetables and vegetable seed crops. Out here on the Nebraska plateau we are picking seed from our biennial crops of carrot, beet, and onion seed, then letting them dry until they crackle under our threshing feet....

The Story of Carbon, by Courtney White: Carbon is the most important element on Earth and the best way to begin explaining its significance is with the terribly important carbon cycle. The trouble is whenever I see the word ‘cycle’ my eyes start to glaze over....


Why Cows Have Horns

A new report, Why Cows Have Horns, published by he Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland, considers what horns mean for cows and what that means for practices such as dehorning and breeding hornless animals. 

Read the full report here.

Report from the Section for Agriculture

The Biodynamic Preparations in Context: Individual Approaches to Preparation Work

The Section for Agriculture commissioned, directed, and published this study on the biodynamic preparations. It is particularly directed towards the International Biodynamic Association (IBDA), Demeter International (DI) and the Circle of Representatives of the Section for Agriculture, and especially their member organizations and their individual members. The hope is that this study will stimulate interest and encourage an extensive exchange about and reflection on the biodynamic preparations throughout the movement. This publication contains 14 case studies with comprehensive and easily compared descriptions showing how a selected group of people from across the world work with the preparations in their own geographical and social contexts. 

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