The Biggest Little Farm: Official Trailer

Posted on Jan 31, 2019

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. John and Molly Chester farm at Apricot Lane Farms, a certified Biodynamic and organic farm in Ventura County, California.

Organization as Organism

Posted on Jan 2, 2019

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

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.