Join us for a deep and diverse exploration of how farmers, gardeners, and land stewards can cultivate relationships within the interconnected realms of earth, cosmos, and community.

What are practical and grounded ways we can work with the land and develop co-creative partnerships with our soils, plants, and animals? 

How does life on Earth relate to the sun, moon, stars, and planets—and what can we do to bring our work on the land into greater harmony with the cosmos?

How can we bring service, reverence, and justice into our farming, gardening, and land stewardship?

How can we cultivate a living relationship with biodynamics in its full range of practical and spiritual dimensions, to support our work for healing and transformation?

EXPLORE

biodynamic farming & gardening * soil * seeds * social justice * animal husbandry * economics * research * health & spirit * community & culture

Wednesday, Nov. 20: on-farm field days & in-depth workshops

Thursday, Nov. 21: intensives, opening keynote, & celebration

Friday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 24: keynotes, 40+ breakout workshops, interactive conversations, music, art, & delicious local Biodynamic® and organic food

 

Registration will open in late July.

Become a Member & Save!

ALL Biodynamic Association members receive a discount on conference registration. Join now to receive 10-20% off, depending on your membership level - and also enjoy immediate electronic access to the quarterly Biodynamics journal, discounts on webinars and online courses, and invitations to Member Conversation Salons. Membership is now on a sliding scale, starting at just $5!

Scholarships & Volunteering

Applications for conference scholarships and volunteer positions will be posted here when available. We  anticipate that we will begin accepting volunteer applications in June.

Gain Knowledge & Inspiration

From "Good Grief" to "Good Mind": Illuminating the Constellations of Reciprocal Relationship with Land, Self, and Stars

with Stephanie Morningstar and Çaca Yvaire


 

Developing Experiential Awareness of the Relationship Between the Heavens and Earth

with Michael D'Aleo

Black Faith Matters: The Spirit Ecology of African Agrarianism

with Leah Penniman


Relating Within the Being of the Farm Individualityividuality

with Megan Durney, Mac Mead, Gunther Hauk, and Alex Tuchman


70+ Field Days, Pre-Conference Workshops, 3-Day Themed Workshops, and Breakout Workshops

 

Explore learning opportunities such as....

Habitat Farming

with Jean-Paul Courtens, Claudia Knab-Vispo, and Conrad Vispo

The Spiritual Foundation of Biodynamics

with John-Scott Legg, Alex Tuchman, and Sherry Wildfeuer

Encompassing Fairness and Social Justice in Demeter Standards

with Elizabeth Henderson, Joseluis Ortiz, and Steffen Schneider

Microdynamics: Small-Scale Biodynamics

with Stewart Lundy

Featuring 80+ presenters, such as....

 

Stephanie Cesario

Production Gardener at Avena Botanicals

Gunther Hauk

Founder of Spikenard Farm and Author of Toward Saving the Honeybee

Gabriela Gonzalez-Martinez

Founder of Compostas del Duero and Treasurer of Impulso Biodinamico de México

Michael Phillips

Farmer at Lost Nation Orchard and Author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard

Full lists to be posted soon!

Spanish to English interpretation and translation of select workshops will be available at the conference. 

Ofreceremos interpretación de inglés a español en talleres seleccionados de la conferencia. 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

We are a family-friendly conference and encourage children to participate, with workshops for children ages 6-14 and childcare for children up to age 5. Check out the options in our children's program.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROGRAM

 

Research Posters: We are welcoming proposals for research posters. Are you carrying out biodynamic-related research as part of your farming or gardening work or as an academic? Do you have research observations, results, ideas, questions or innovations to share? Submit your poster proposal here.

Special Events: Would you like to contribute a performance to the social space? We are currently accepting applications here

2019 CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

 

2019 conference recordings, made possible by the generous support of Connoils (link is external) and Stacy Peterson, will be available for purchase.

Connect & Share

Connect and share with the biodynamic community at exhibits, during interactive conversations, and at the research poster session.

Sponsor or Exhibit: Engage and increase your visibility with the biodynamic community while strengthening the vitality of biodynamics! Contact Penny Molina at penny@biodynamics.com or (262) 649-9212 x7 to learn more. 

Experience Nature

Join us at the historic Sagamore Resort on beautiful Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. The Sagamore offers a beautiful and unique setting with easy access to nature in the midst of the conference. Pre-conference field days will also take participants to farms in the Hudson Valley.

Lodging: Discounted hotel rooms are available for reservation now. See our Location page for more information about how to reserve a room, as well as connect with others for room sharing (coming soon). 

Getting There: The Sagamore is located on the southern end of Green Island in Lake George, in the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany and near the Vermont border. The area is served by the Albany International Airport. Find out more about options for transportation on our Getting There page, as well as ride share options (coming soon).

Nourish Yourself

Enjoy delicious local, Biodynamic®, and organic food during conference meals and snack breaks.

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2018 Conference



Thank you to our conference photographer, Broken Banjo Photography (link is external)