The Biodynamic Association is now part of the newly formed Biodynamic Demeter Alliance.

Find out more about our structure and Board of Directors, as well as the history of the unification initiative and the promise it holds. More information to be posted soon.

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth, transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities. 

 

Join or renew your membership today to collectively engage the transformative potential of biodynamics to meet the great challenges facing Earth and humanity.

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The Biodynamic Association is a membership organization open to anyone.

Be part of the growing biodynamic community, get access to the Biodynamics journal and many other benefits, and help us make transformative change in the world by becoming a member.

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Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. 

Learn about biodynamic principles and practices, see examples of vibrant farms and gardens, and explore biodynamic education opportunities.

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Connect with your biodynamic community through the Biodynamic Association.

Discover upcoming events; find local and regional biodynamic groups; browse job, apprenticeship, and land opportunities; and much more.

Let's Start a Dandelion Festival!

By Sonomi Obinata

In the middle of the cold winter, we farmers get to sit and think thoughts, and imagine the wonderful things we will create when warmth returns with spring. It was January 2016 when I attended the Pfeiffer Center Midwinter Agricultural Intensive. We focused on the study of two biodynamic preparation plants: yarrow and dandelion. This study inspired me to start an event on (then) KK’s The Farm, which I called the Dandelion Festival. I wish everybody would host an event dedicated to the dandelion to celebrate the wonders of spring.

In our studies, longtime biodynamic practitioner and teacher, Harald Hoven, instructed us to stand next to the dandelion and to observe the plant, first looking at it out of focus then in focus. I asked inwardly, "May I know who you are?"

Posted on Abr 21, 2022

Introducing Biodynamic Hemp

By Isaac Daniel and Josh Gulliver

“Hello! We’re new around here and really excited to be a part of things, but you might need to show us around a little.” There’s really no better way for us to start. The two of us, Isaac and Josh, are both newcomers to biodynamics, new to Demeter certification, and we happen to be working with hemp, an area that is also somewhat new to biodynamics. We are new faces in a newer industry to biodynamics, and it is a beautiful place to be.

Posted on Mar 12, 2022

What Are Green Apples Good For?

What Are Green Apples Good For?

By Marney Blair

We're...

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA Unification Update: Decomposing to Recompose

We find ourselves in a liminal space still — we are not two distinct organizations, yet we have not yet fully recomposed.

Posted on Sep 1, 2021

Our Biodynamic Farm Adventure

BDA Member & Supporter, Robin Hulbert, shares his story of farming and pursuing biodynamics with his wife and community in New Hampshire.

Posted on Jul 1, 2021

Spring 2021 Journal Cover

Announcing the Spring 2021Biodynamics Journal

We are excited to announce a new issue of the Biodynamics journal! This new...

Posted on Jun 25, 2021

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What Is Biodynamics?

Resources on the principles and practices, biodynamic preparations, research, certification, and more

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North American Biodynamic Conference

The North American Biodynamic Conference brings together 700-1000 farmers, gardeners, educators, students, activists, entrepreneuers, and others interested in biodynamics from across the continent — and beyond. The largest biodynamic gathering on this continent, this conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect, learn, question, share, and explore over the course of five days of programming. 

The BDA staff team and BDA board have been gathering in deep conversations and holding particular sensitivity to the ongoing uncertainties and circumstances still facing our world this year, including the needs of the biodynamic communities we serve, and the meaningful and intensive work of unification of the BDA and Demeter USA. Given these dynamic times, we have determined that it will be in the best interest of the health of this emerging organization and the biodynamic ecosystem as a whole not to host a conference in 2021. Find out more here.

Explore more with Biodynamic Conference recordings

Wish you could have been there? Journey deeper with Biodynamic Conference recordings. Recordings from the 2018, 2019, and 2020 conferences are available for purchase now

Photos by Trav Williams/Broken Banjo Photography

About Our Work

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem.  We aim to incubate strong leadership in the biodynamic community; grow the community of biodynamic farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and land stewards; communicate the powerful vision of biodynamics and the potential it holds for the Earth; and nurture the deep spiritual roots and insights of biodynamics.

Thank You to Our Business & Community Partners

We are grateful to these businesses and organizations for their generous support of our work. We encourage to you to check out the full list and consider supporting them.

 

Join Us as a Business & Community Partner

Reach and support thousands of people interested in biodynamics and regenerative agriculture by becoming a committed Business & Community Partner of the Biodynamic Association. To find out more, contact Kaitlin Downs at kaitlin@biodynamics.com or (262) 649-9212 x9.

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