Together with his wife, Janet, Barry Lia has been practicing biodynamic husbandry on their urban homestead in Seattle for over 20 years. He has conducted local workshops introducing biodynamics in many venues. Lia completed a two-year biodynamic training with Dr. Andrew Lorand, has a Ph.D. in neurobiology, and runs Lia BD Consulting. He is also active at S&S Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Homestead Farm ( and at Jubilee Farm ( In addition, Lia distributes the Washington biodynamic contact list, serves as the Northwest regional coordinator for the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program, and is a member of the Agriculture Section, the Science Section, and the Biodynamic Association's Biodynamic Research Working Group. Lia serves as adjunct faculty for the Holistic Landscape Design certificate program in Botanical Medicine at Bastyr University (