Help to make transformative change in the world through your membership in the Biodynamic Association

Explore

Deepen your understanding of biodynamic principles, practices, and philosophy through the Biodynamics journal and discounted participation in BDA webinars, courses, and conferences

Connect

Meet and engage with other biodynamic enthusiasts across the continent in member conversation salons, the online directory and forums, and in-person conferences and events

Transform

Join with thousands of others to show your support for biodynamic and regenerative agriculture and your dedication to healing the earth through biodynamic agriculture

At the dawn of this new decade, you can renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities by becoming a member of the Biodynamic Association or renewing your membership now, and inviting friends and family to join you in membership. Members are the living essence of the Biodynamic Association, and to start 2020 strong our goal is for 500 members to renew or join before April 30, collectively giving at least $50,000 in member dues to support the work of the BDA.

This year, two donors have stepped forward to match your membership gift dollar for dollar, up to $16,000. When you give generously, your membership will go twice as far in bringing biodynamics to meet the challenges and ensuring the BDA can continue connecting, sharing, and revitalizing the agricultural movement!

Membership Levels and Benefits

Biodynamic Association membership is on a sliding scale, with great benefits for each range of annual dues. Please give as generously as you can, knowing your contribution supports the future of the biodynamic movement.

The Biodynamic Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN 14-1377504, and your membership gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Soil Builder

$5-59

Online journal subscription: online access to our quarterly journal, Biodynamics

Invitations to engage through surveys and testimonials

Biodynamic Directory: list yourself in, and search, our online directory

Discounts: $10 off webinars; 10% off our conference and other events; free 30-day trial and 25% off first purchase with Thrive Market (link is external)

Resources and articles: stay in the know and up to date on all things biodynamic

Author and member conversation salons: engage, connect, share, and learn alongside other members

Seed Sower

$60-99

All the above benefits

Print journal subscription (mailed within the US): online and print versions of our quarterly journal, Biodynamics

Discounts: 20% off our conference and other events; 15% off SteinerBooks purchases

Penpal Program: connect with other BDA members the old-fashioned way (Members: click here to join)

Compost Maker

$100-499

All the above benefits

Print journal subscription (mailed worldwide): online and print versions of our quarterly journal, Biodynamics

Access to recorded author conversations: different Biodynamics contributor featured quarterly

Special gift

Land Steward

$500-999

All the above benefits

Public recognition in slideshow at conference (if desired; can be anonymous)

Special gift

Business or Community Partner

$1,000+

All the above benefits

Listing on Business and Community Partners page

Earth Champion

$1,000-2,499

All the above benefits

Invitation to conference donor reception

Special gift

Lifetime Member

$2,500+

All of the above benefits for the rest of your lifetime!

For those wishing to make a long-term commitment to the Biodynamic Association, Lifetime Membership includes all of the above benefits for the rest of your life, plus unique opportunities to engage with the BDA and other Lifetime Members help co-create our future work. 

To help BDA members to access Biodynamic®, organic, and natural food products, we are partnering with Thrive Market to offer a free 30-day trial membership and extra 25% off your first purchase to all members who join or renew. More information will be sent to you after you join.


Invite a friend into the Biodynamic Association by giving the gift of membership!

To set up or renew a gift membership, please fill out our Gift Membership form. If you have any questions, please email members@biodynamics.com or call us at 262-649-9212 x 2.


Who We Are

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. 

We are 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.

Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Biodynamics is rooted in the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, whose 1924 lectures to farmers opened a new way to integrate scientific understanding with a recognition of spirit in nature. Biodynamics has continued to develop and evolve over the past century through the collaboration of many farmers and researchers. Around the world, biodynamics is alive in thousands of thriving gardens, farms, vineyards, ranches, and orchards. The principles and practices of biodynamics can be applied anywhere food is grown, with thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture.

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