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Upcoming Biodynamic Webinars

Biodynamic Association webinars are live, interactive, video-based classes in which you can participate from anywhere in the world. Learn more about how our webinars work.

Space is limited in each class and advance registration is required. Registration is $10 for Biodynamic Association members and $20 for the general public. 

Biodynamic Beekeeping: Winter Preparation

Thursday, August 17

with Alex Tuchman

Practical Carbon Solutions:

How Biodynamics Can Engage Climate in the Farm and Garden

Thursday, October 12

with Stewart Lundy

"Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring presentation. It was practical and moving and I look forward to the next presentation." -Elizabeth, Introduction to Biodynamic Beekeeping Webinar Participant

"Absolute joy to be able to connect to a thought provoking webinar and look forward to participating again. Thank you!"   — Biodynamic Animal Husbandry Webinar Participant

Introduction to Biodynamics Webinar Recording

This webinar provides a basic introduction to the principles and practices of biodynamic agriculture, led by Cory Eichman of Saugeen School for Sacred Agriculture and Saugeen River CSA. 

The Individuality of the Farm

Six-Month Distance Learning Course with Cory Eichman 

Course in progress. Next course will open in Fall 2017.

Are you a farmer or gardener interested in exploring the deeper aspects of the work you are doing? Biodynamics offers a unique way to live positively on the earth with our fellow soil, plant, and animal companions. In this six-month interactive course, we will develop a deeper understanding of biodynamics through intensive study of Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture, the 1924 series of lectures that founded the worldwide biodynamic movement. 

Led by renowned biodynamic farmer and educator Cory Eichman of Saugeen River CSA, this is a unique opportunity to deeply explore biodynamics in a distance learning format. This is the second year the course is being offered through the Biodynamic Association after many years as an on-farm course in Ontario. 

Digging Deeper: Cosmic and Earthly Evolution for Farmers

Course in progress. Next course will open in Fall 2017.

Digging Deeper: Cosmic and Earthly Evolution for Farmers​ is an advanced biodynamic course for those who have completed The Individuality of the Farm. Rudolf Steiner gave thousands of lectures, but wrote only a couple dozen books. The book An Outline of Esoteric Science (also titled Occult Science in previous translations) is Steiner's most comprehensive summary of the entirety of his work meant for the general public, and lays the foundation for most of the lecture courses he gave, including Agriculture

The curriculum of this course is centered on Chapter 4 of An Outline of Esoteric Science, which looks at the evolution of our Solar System, the Earth, the kingdoms of nature and humanity. We will specifically explore those aspects that relate to our work on the land.

Prerequisite: The Individuality of the Farm. 

2017 Biodynamic Webinars are sponsored by: 

Online Learning Offered by Others

Demeter USA: Biodynamic Farm Standard

For those farmers wanting to spend some time walking through the seven principles of the Demeter Biodynamic Farm Standard, for farm apprentices and students, or anyone for that matter who wants to learn more about what it takes to be a Demeter certified farm, Demeter USA offers comprehensive presentations on their Farmer Training page

Triptolemos Courses for Biodynamic Understanding

Andrew and Kati Lorand have created three self-paced online biodynamic courses, which challenge you to become an active participant in learning about biodynamics through texts, explanations, pictures and short audios.