Two Suns — Nightly Work

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.

Honoring Hugh Courtney

Hugh Jordan Courtney passed the threshold quietly in his sleep on June 15, 2020, at the noble age of 87 in Woolwine, Virginia. Hugh was a man of great feelings and high standards. He entered the world on Friday, July 8, 1932, in Cook County, IL. Little did anyone know at the time how much land this one man’s work would heal.

The Food Tells the Story

By Sally Voris: This year, I realized that making biodynamic preparation BD 500 develops intimacy the way good storytelling does. Storytellers sense edges, boundaries, and themes; they attend to the rigors of timing, flow, and nuance, connecting story and audience and conveying multiple levels of meaning.

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...

Reverence and Awe

By Karen Davis-Brown Reprinted from the newsletter of the Biodynamic Association of Northern California You know that biodynamic agriculture lives in you, when you see or smell manure — particularly cow manure — and a...

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...