What Are Green Apples Good For?

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

What Are Green Apples Good For?

By Marney Blair

We're pleased to offer a ten-week online course with Marney on Biodynamic Animal Husbandry which begins in October. Sign up now to dive deeper !

Annie likes an appetizer. I have learned this about her. It is to be expected really. In many cultures, a little bitter or astringent nugget is served before the main course or alongside. Even tea works as an appetizer. These little tasty treats work to awaken the sensory. When the nerves are stimulated, juices in our digestive tract are released and begin a remarkable process of turning something material into something spiritually nutritious.

For Annie, sour apples and oats with molasses gets her going. Strange you may think. But not if you are a cow. The cow can stay within a “digestive mood” over many hours of the day. She is either ripping...

Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA Unification Update: Decomposing to Recompose

Posted on Sep 1, 2021

We find ourselves in a liminal space still — we are not two distinct organizations, yet we have not yet fully recomposed.

Our Biodynamic Farm Adventure

Posted on Jul 1, 2021

BDA Member & Supporter, Robin Hulbert, shares his story of farming and pursuing biodynamics with his wife and community in New Hampshire.

Announcing the Spring 2021Biodynamics Journal

Posted on Jun 25, 2021

Spring 2021 Journal Cover

We are excited to announce a new issue of the Biodynamics journal! This new issue of Biodynamics is particularly special as it reflects an ongoing evolution of what the journal provides to the reader in terms of knowledge, practice, and spirit. We would also like to take a moment to recognize the eyes, hands, and hearts that have taken great care to bring this to our community. Grace Stepanova has energetically stepped into the role of Journal Coordinator at the Biodynamic Association, with the entire communications team providing encouragement and support.

For those of you who are members, you know that receiving the journal is one of the true gifts of your membership. For aspiring members of the BDA, you can preview the journal here ! If you like what you read, we invite you to learn more about membership through visiting our membership page , which features our sliding...

Unification and the Promise of Biodynamics — An Interview with Beth Hoinacki

Posted on Mar 16, 2021

Beth Hoinacki, a member of the Demeter USA Board of Directors and farmer at Goodfoot Farm in Oregon, shares what is inspiring about biodynamics and the potential through unification of Demeter and the Biodynamic Association.

Two Suns — Nightly Work

Posted on Mar 8, 2021

By Brook LeVan: As altruistic as this preparation making is, we do it whole-heartedly because we want them to be available for others to use and experience to heal as much land as possible, and mostly to fuel our — humanity’s — relationships with the Life in the Land.

Cocreating a New, Inclusive, and Cohesive Biodynamic Organization

Posted on Feb 10, 2021

By the Unification Nucleus Group: As we begin the new year, we are excited to be witnessing and participating in the cocreation of a new entity that has been long in the making—97 years after Rudolf Steiner gave the Agriculture Course in Koberwitz, 83 years after the founding of the Biodynamic Association in the U.S., and 36 years after the founding of Demeter USA and the Josephine Porter Institute.