The biodynamic preparations can be viewed as healing remedies for the Earth. It is painfully clear that our planet is in the need of our attentive care and the biodynamic preparations are one way for us to fulfill our role as healers through our agricultural activities. When working with the biodynamic preparations we are harnessing the life forces in a way that allows them to act as catalysts to enhance the health and balance of our farm. Read more.
The mission of the Fellowship of Preparation Makers is to ensure that good quality biodynamic preparations are available now and into the future throughout North America. The Fellowship (previously called the Future of the Preparations) is an informal, vital, and growing group that has emerged in the cultural/spiritual sphere of biodynamic agriculture.
The Section for Agriculture commissioned, directed, and published this study on the biodynamic preparations. It is particularly directed towards the International Biodynamic Association (IBDA), Demeter International (DI) and the Circle of Representatives of the Section for Agriculture, and especially their member organizations and their individual members. The hope is that this study will stimulate interest and encourage an extensive exchange about and reflection on the biodynamic preparations throughout the movement. This publication contains 14 case studies with comprehensive and easily compared descriptions showing how a selected group of people from across the world work with the preparations in their own geographical and social contexts.
Principles of Biodynamic Spray and Compost Preparations: In this book, renowned biodynamic expert Manfred Klett explores the preparations in depth, covering both the practicalities of spray and compost preparations and the philosophy behind them.
Biodynamic Gardening: This beautiful full-color book by Monty Waldin includes photographic step-by-step instructions for making each of the nine biodynamic preparations, as well as applying the preparations and building biodynamic compost on a garden scale.
Grasp the Nettle: This comprehensive introductory biodynamic book by Peter Proctor includes four chapters on the making and use of the biodynamic preparations, including detailed instructions and a variety of applications.
A Biodynamic Manual: Also a comprehensive introductory biodynamic farming book by Pierre Masson, with detailed information about making, using and storing the preparations, including photographic illustrations and diagrams.