The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a nonprofit association of individuals, groups, and organizations who are committed to rethinking agriculture through healthy food, healthy soil, and healthy farms.
The North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP) is a two-year beginning farmer training program, helping the next generation of farmers develop the skills and knowledge they need to build successful organic and biodynamic farms.
Hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators, and food lovers gather every other year for the North American Biodynamic Conference. Experience dynamic keynote presentations, information and practical workshops from leading farmers and educators, on-farm field days, community building, exhibitors, festive music, film screenings, and locally sourced biodynamic and organic foods.
November 16-20, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM
Biodynamics has a long history (since 1941) as one of the preeminent publications on biodynamic farming and gardening in the world. A benefit of membership in the Biodynamic Association, each issue provides a thoughtful collection of articles centered on a theme such as animals, farming for health, composting, or pollinators.
Online access for the most recent four issues, plus supplementary materials, is available to BDA members.
Join our vibrant community of biodynamic farmers and gardeners and enjoy immediate access.
Instructor: Tony Robson ("Farmer Tony")
This is a hands on class to learn the foundation of biodynamic gardening: The Preparations. We will talk about all of them and use one or two of them in a practical application. Learn why these are integral to bringing about balance and healing harmony to the land. Numbered 500 through 508 these are the pro-biotic inoculants, handed down to us by Rudolph Steiner over eighty years ago. Their purpose was then, and is now, to heal and revitalize the earth. The BD Preps are practical for use on a farm or in your own back yard.
Join us as we mix/spray and or apply one or more Bio Dynamic preparations and learn how to secure your own BD Preps.
Note: Materials including preps will be supplied.
Please sign in with the volunteers at the door.
$15 fee is payable with cash or check. (Make checks out to Valley Permaculture Alliance).