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Course Content

The focus of this course will be to illustrate how one can begin to cultivate a grounded approach to Biodynamic Animal Husbandry. A lifelong journey that will enable you to cultivate a way of knowing your animals. 

This interactive course will include lectures, creative exercises (drawing animal structures, mapping the farm), videos of Fulcrum Farm’s animals and homework assignments to deepen our understanding.

Topics to include:

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Animal Shelters

  • Breeding

  • Harvesting

  • Rotational Grazing

Join us for an adventure that will deepen your devotion to these exceptional beings!

Course Format

Understanding the Dynamics of Your Domesticated Animals spans ten live video sessions, Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm PST / 7:00 - 8:30pm EST

Please use the time zone converter (link is external) to check the course time in your area.

Sessions will begin October 12, 2021, and end December 14, 2021.

The instructor and course participants meet through live, interactive video classes that include:

  • Lectures to illuminate and clarify the topics of study

  • Question and answer sessions

  • Small-group and full-group facilitated conversation and discussion

To fully participate in the live video sessions, you need to have a reliable internet connection and a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and microphone. If you don’t have a device that supports this video technology, you may access the course via telephone. Video recordings of each weekly session will be available to participants to review content or make up for a missed class. 

To ensure continuity and a high-quality educational experience, participants are asked to commit to the full five sessions.

A certificate of competition is available for this course. For more information on the certificate of completion please review requirements here (link is external)


Registration for the course is $300 for the general public. $270 for Soil Builder Members, $240 for Seed Sower and above members. Join to get the discount automatically!

Partial scholarships are available through the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund


Marney Blair, along with her partner, Lisa Bjorn, created Fulcrum Farm over 15 years ago. Aside from food, the farm also produces Biodynamic compost for sale to local farmers and gardeners. They sell over 300 yards a year. Prior to her work on the farm, Marney managed a large-scale biodynamic composting operation in San Francisco's Presidio. The facility created compost for habitat restoration projects and provided a growing medium for all of the plants in the native plant nursery.