Biodynamics Winter 2009 Cover

Pre-dating organic agriculture, biodynamics has long tied the life of humanity to the life of nature. Now, with organics hitting the mainstream and “sustainability” a buzzword, what does biodynamics have to tell us about our relationship with the natural world?


Ungrateful Horseradish, Or, How to Sinus Up
John Bloom

Achillea MillefoliumEsoterica
Hugh J. Courtney

Biodynamics and the Environment

Experiencing the Island of Ruegen As a Biodynamic Grower
Heinz Grotzke

The Animals: Friends of Humanity
Hartmut von Jeetze

A Healthy Biodynamic Farm
Jean-Paul Courtens

The Need for Consumers' Associations
Robert Karp

Farms and Businesses in Service to Humanity, Nature, and the Divine: An Associative Relations Audit As a Means of Transformation
Gary Lamb

Creating a Viable Farming Model for a Local Food System
Eva Cahill and Gregory A. Georgaklis

Nature Spirits: How Can We Help Them?
Beth Wieting

Feeding the World Sustainably Demands New Approach to Farming and Food
Greg Bowman


In the News

45 and Counting . . . Initial Results of the Preparation-Makers' Survey
Karen Davis-Brown

Member Survey Results
Rebecca Briggs

JPI Update
Christy Korrow


Biodynamics Around the Continent

Letter from the President
Jean-Paul Courtens

Seasonal Recipe: Horseradish and Potato Cakes
Anthony Lo Pinto

Seed Saving: Growing Seed to Encourage On-Farm Nutrient Cycling
Don Tipping


The differences between biodynamic and other farm — or garden — work are of a special nature. They not only include the organization of a farm, manuring, weed and pest control, and so on. Biodynamic work also requires a high degree of thoughtfulness and responsibility towards the living beings. A true understanding of more intimate aspects of growth is needed. The aim is to work with nature, rather than to force her.

H. H. Koepf
“Training in the Bio-Dynamic Method,” Biodynamics No. 95 (Summer 1970)