Pfeiffer Wheat

Posted on Jan 11, 2018

Breeding efforts to combine the advantages of modern wheat with the nutrition and flavor of the original spelt.

Biodynamics in India: Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra

Posted on Jan 9, 2018

BDA Executive Director Thea Maria Carlson shares her experiences at Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra, perhaps the most famous biodynamic farm in India, which was centrally featured in the film One Man, One Cow, One Planet about Peter Proctor.

Celebrating 80 Years

Posted on Jan 5, 2018

Celebrating 80 years of the Biodynamic Association and sharing early history.

Celebrating the Lifelong Work of Christopher Mann Through a New Scholarship Fund

Posted on Dec 27, 2017

In honor of Christopher Mann's lifelong dedication to the work of Rudolf Steiner and the growth of the biodynamic movement, the BDA has established the Christopher Mann Biodynamic Scholarship Fund with a generous $25,000 lead gift from Stacy Peterson, CEO of ConnOils, LLC in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Building My First Biodynamic Compost Pile

Posted on Dec 8, 2017


A first-timer's experiences building a biodynamic compost pile and working with compost starter.

Biodynamic Association Welcomes Thea Maria Carlson as New Executive Director

Posted on Oct 27, 2017

Thea Maria Carlson

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is pleased to welcome Thea Maria Carlson as Executive Director, and to celebrate the continued contribution of former Executive and Co-Director Robert Karp in a new role, as Strategic Advisor and Community Builder at Large.

Exploring Horn Manure at Open Field Farm

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

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 the autumn equinox, the Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) met for our fall meeting, hosted at Open Field Farm by Seth and Sarah James. Like many biodynamic practitioners in California, I am a member of both the BDA and BDANC, and I regularly attend BDANC's quarterly meetings which are wonderful opportunities to connect with local farmers, gardeners and biodynamic enthusiasts, experience different farm organisms in our bioregion, and make biodynamic preparations together.

The biodynamic preparations are a big focus of the fall meeting, with members working together to...