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.
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.
The Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together those new to the movement and experienced veterans to network and collaborate. There is no place like the Sustainable Agriculture Conference to learn from the experts about cutting-edge techniques and innovative programs and to connect with others who are just as passionate about rebuilding a healthy, local foodshed from seed to plate.
Check out these unparalleled opportunities to connect with sustainable ag farmers, non-profits, extension agents, higher ed. experts, exhibitors, activists and more:
The theme of this conference is "community, culture, and agriculture" and our goal is to educate, inspire and empower. This is being held in conjunction with the Ag Museum's annual Small Town Harvest Fest, which attracts up to 2,000 visitors daily.
The farm is delighted to host Beech Tree Puppets in their adaptation of The Crystal Ball, a Grimm's Fairy Tale.
Follow the young Prince on his journey to save his brothers who have been transformed into animals by an evil sorceress. Bravely and against all expectations, he overcomes great challenges, including two giants and a fierce dragon, to save his brothers and win the princess.
Growing organically is great, but it only scratches the surface of how deeply interconnected all the forces that go into plant and animal growth really are. Discover the atmospheric factors critical to plant growth, the growth gestures of plants, the role of lunar cycles and how biodynamics channels this knowledge into a holistic, closed system free from dependence on external inputs. Enjoy a hands-on experience of biodynamic preparations and explore the intimate connections between soil and sky, animal and plant.
Hugh Courtney and Earth Legacy Agriculture are offering a free weekend where one can work intensively on some aspect of biodynamic preparation making in Woolwine, VA. Dates: August 22-24, and September 26-28. For more information, info@.earthlegacyagriculture.com or call 276-930-1377.