The Food Tells the Story

Posted on Dec 28, 2018

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.

From the Cow’s Perspective

Posted on Dec 26, 2018

By Craig Holdrege: Do we view our actions within the confines of the already existing status quo, which itself may be unhealthy? Or, do we break through those confines and work to acknowledge and understand the beings we are involved with from their point of view?

Visioning the Future of Biodynamics

Posted on Dec 20, 2018

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.

"Courageous, Heart-Opening Conversations": Reflections from Conference Scholarship Recipients

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

By Olivia Sanders and Rocky Ramos: We are so grateful to have shared a magical five days at the Biodynamic Conference in Portland, Oregon with over 800 other biodynamic farmers, activists and advocates just three weeks ago. The weekend was buzzing with courageous, heart-opening conversations and deep questioning of society, consciousness, and agriculture.

Perspectives from the 2018 Biodynamic Conference

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

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

Posted on Nov 16, 2018

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

Posted on Nov 10, 2018

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.