Exploring Horn Manure at Open Field Farm


By Thea Maria Carlson "We must know how to gain a kind of personal relationship to all things that concern our farming work and above all a personal relationship to the manure" Rudolf Steiner, Agriculture , Lecture 4 The day after...

Reflections on Biodynamics and Organics


By Anthony Mecca Originally published in Great Song Farm's CSA Newsletter This past weekend I was at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference in Amherst, MA, exhibiting for and connecting folks...

My Introduction to Homeodynamics with Enzo Nastati


By Stone Hunter When I arrived at Sustainable Settings in Carbondale, Colorado, in March 2015 for the continuation of my North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship (NABDAP) training, I landed into a world of shifting perspectives and...

Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth


2016 North American Biodynamic Conference, Nov. 16-20 in Santa Fe, NM First installment in the Tierra Viva series By Thea Maria Carlson “The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to...

A Mid-Winter Festival


By Megan Durney, Pfeiffer Center There is a special quality about the mid-winter time of year, between January 15 th and February 15 th . Here on the East Coast, we try our best to imagine the next season’s beauty and bounty during...

Reflections on the Biodynamic Winter Intensive


The Biodynamic Winter Intensives were held at the Nature Institute and Hawthorne Valley Farm during the weeks of February 8-12 and 15-19. Jonathan Code from Crossfields Institute International , based in Stroud in England, joined the faculty for...

Only What Is Fruitful Is True


By Stewart Lundy I went to Hugh Courtney’s November, 2015 biodynamic practicum at Earth Legacy Agriculture in Floyd, Virginia, with the expectation that I would get some practical experience working with the preparations. I learned...