Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition.
The Biodynamic Association awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth, transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities.
The North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP) is a two-year beginning farmer training program, helping the next generation of farmers develop the skills and knowledge they need to build successful organic and biodynamic farms.
Biodynamics has a long history (since 1941) as one of the preeminent publications on biodynamic farming and gardening in the world. A benefit of membership in the Biodynamic Association, each issue provides a thoughtful collection of articles centered on a theme such as animals, farming for health, composting, or pollinators.
Online access for the most recent four issues, plus supplementary materials, is available to BDA members.
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While not an introductory book, Rudolf Steiner's "Agriculture Course," the series of lectures he gave to European farmers in 1924 that initiated the biodynamic movement, is a core text for understanding biodynamics.
The translation we recommend, Agriculture: Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriulculture, translated by Catherine E. Creeger and Malcolm Gardner, is currently out of print. A new edition will be published in 2017, and in the meantime we are looking into short-term options for making the current version available. Another option is Agriculture Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method, translated by George Adams.