Transforming the heart of agriculture means transforming how we think about and work with the soil. Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming and gardening that offers practical tools and insights to help us bring renewed health and vitality to soil, as well as the plants, animals, and people who depend on it.


Transforming the heart of agriculture means transforming our human relationships. As we recognize the history and current reality of racism and other forms of oppression, how can we contribute to building equity, inclusion, and true community within and connected to agriculture? Explore diverse agriculture traditions, new relationships and collaborations, and innovative approaches to the social and economic dimensions of farming.


Transforming the heart of agriculture means leveraging a diversity of tools to regenerate our earth, our communities, and our spirits. How can biodynamics, regenerative agriculture, permaculture, organic, agroecology, holistic management, natural medicine, associative economics, and the many other movements for positive change work together, and what unique perspectives can biodynamics add to the conversation?

Learn, discuss, and build community this fall at the 2018 Biodynamic Conference.

Join us for the 2018 North American Biodynamic Conference, Transforming the Heart of Agriculture, from November 14-18 in Portland, Oregon.

Five days of programming will include field days at local farms and vineyards, inspiring and thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on workshops for beginners and experienced practitioners, delicious local and Biodynamic food and wine, artistic and cultural activities, facilitated conversations, and many new connections. 

Gather, share, question, and explore together with 700-1000 farmers, gardeners, vintners, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, activists, and enthusiasts from the region, across North America, and around the world.


Contribute to the Conference

The deadline for research poster proposals has been extended to May 31. In addition to academic submission, farmers and gardeners are also welcome to share their on-farm research observations.

The call for proposals for adult workshops is now closed, but we are still accepting additional proposals for workshops and activities for children.

You can also play a critical role in the conference as a sponsor or exhibitor (link is external), sharing your wares, services, or educational offerings with the dynamic conference community. Contact Penny Molina at (link sends e-mail) or 262-649-9212 x 7 to learn more.



Registration will open by early July. Please sign up for our conference email list below if you'd like to receive updates.

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