Let's Start a Dandelion Festival!

Posted on Apr 21, 2022

By Sonomi Obinata

In the middle of the cold winter, we farmers get to sit and think thoughts, and imagine the wonderful things we will create when warmth returns with spring. It was January 2016 when I attended the Pfeiffer Center Midwinter Agricultural Intensive. We focused on the study of two biodynamic preparation plants: yarrow and dandelion. This study inspired me to start an event on (then) KK’s The Farm, which I called the Dandelion Festival. I wish everybody would host an event dedicated to the dandelion to celebrate the wonders of spring.

In our studies, longtime biodynamic practitioner and teacher, Harald Hoven, instructed us to stand next to the dandelion and to observe the plant, first looking at it out of focus then in focus. I asked inwardly, "May I know who you are?"

Introducing Biodynamic Hemp

Posted on Mar 12, 2022

By Isaac Daniel and Josh Gulliver

“Hello! We’re new around here and really excited to be a part of things, but you might need to show us around a little.” There’s really no better way for us to start. The two of us, Isaac and Josh, are both newcomers to biodynamics, new to Demeter certification, and we happen to be working with hemp, an area that is also somewhat new to biodynamics. We are new faces in a newer industry to biodynamics, and it is a beautiful place to be.

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.