Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition.
The Biodynamic Association 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.
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.
In this 3-in-1 workshop, Hugh will present fruits of his research into the effectiveness of using ashing to restore health to Hemlock trees infested with the Woolly Adelgid. In addition, he will demonstrate in a workshop setting the use of the Biodynamic preparations and the Biodynamic calendar. Finally there will be a workshop stirring of preparations and hands-on seed bath (bring your seeds to bathe!).
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.