Behind the Scenes at the Biodynamic Conference: Part 1


The staff of the Biodynamic Association has been busy jumping into the planning for the 2019 North American Biodynamic Conference, Cultivating Relationships: Earth, Cosmos, Community, taking place at Lake George, NY this coming November 20-24, and we want to share a bit with you about how this conference comes together.

Meet the BDA: Sophie D'Anieri


I feel excited to work for an organization with such a diverse and far-reaching network and to be able to connect to farmers, scientists, and educators involved in biodynamic agriculture on a daily basis.

Organization as Organism


By Rebecca Reider: An interview with BDA Executive Director Thea Maria Carlson about communicating biodynamics and thinking of the organization as a living organism.

Visioning the Future of Biodynamics


Spheres of the biodynamic community
By Thea Maria Carlson: An update on the collaborative process, co-led by the Biodynamic Association, Demeter USA, the Josephine Porter Institute, and other partners, to imagine the future of biodynamics in the United States, with an eye toward the 100th anniversary of Rudolf Steiner's lectures to farmers in 2024.

Perspectives from the 2018 Biodynamic Conference


By Rebecca Briggs: As a member of the BDA staff team, the Biodynamic Conference is for me, in many ways, a realization of all the work we do all year, whether in planning the conference itself or on our many other projects.

Opening the 2018 Biodynamic Conference


Thea Maria Carlson speaking at the 2018 Biodynamic Conference
By Thea Maria Carlson: For transformation to happen, we need courage. Courage to step outside our comfort zones. Courage to keep going when we hit the rough spots. Courage to risk who we thought we were and what we thought we knew. And courage comes from the heart.

Cup of Carver: George Washington Carver and the Biodynamic Movement


By Jim Embry: During the Biodynamic Conference on Friday November 16, I will be presenting a workshop, George Washington Carver and the Biodynamic Movement. What I will attempt to do here is provide a “pay it forward” invitation for conference attendees to drink from Carver’s cup, which has been grossly neglected and misunderstood for so many years.