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LEARN from leading biodynamic educators

DELVE deep into the principles and philosophy of biodynamics

BUILD communities of support among peers

Become a member and save! ALL BDA members receive $10 off webinar registration and discounts on online courses (10% for Soil Builder level and 20% for Seed Sower level and above). You can join now for as little as $5 and receive these and other benefits immediately.

Upcoming Webinars

New Webinars Comming Soon!

Recordings of Past Webinars

Microdynamics I: Planning Your Biodynamic Garden

March 31

with Stewart Lundy

Explore the biodynamic concept of the farm as a living “organism”

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Microdynamics II: Scaling Biodynamics to Fit Your Needs

April 14th

with Stewart Lundy

Discover how the heart of biodynamics is remaining “within the realm of the living”

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Microdynamics III: Planting, Tending, and Harvesting by the Moon with the Biodynamic Calendar

April 28th

with Stewart Lundy

Understand how to "read" the biodynamic calendar so you can start using it now

View Recording Here

Microdynamics IV: Managing Pests & Diseases with Biodynamics

May 19th

with Stewart Lundy

Learn how to prevent disease and give extra attention to the soil where plants grow

View Recording Here

Online Courses

Biodynamics and the School Garden Curriculum: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers

One Saturday a month January 18 - April 18, 2020

with Ronni Sands

Explore the garden curriculum inspired by Waldorf Education, including developmentally appropriate activities and seasonal core lessons and tasks, with a focus on compost, class management, ecology, herbal studies, and growing and cooking food from the garden.

Registration for the 2020 cohort is closed

Foundations of Biodynamic Beekeeping

March 5 - August 27, 2020

with Alex Tuchman

Explore in-depth the nature and life of the honeybee from the biodynamic perspective—an understanding which gives rise to appropriate beekeeping practices that allow the bees to thrive. 

Registration for the 2020 cohort is now closed

Demeter International Standards and Conversion

Mondays: March 16 - April 20, 2020

with Dr Reto Ingold

Delve into the personal and professional development work of undertaking Demeter conversion projects. Along with basic advisory skills, acquire the skills to do conversion reports for international Demeter certified projects.

Registration for the 2020 cohort is closed

Revealing the Sacred Physiology of the Hive Organism

Thursdays: March 19, March 26, and April 2nd 2020

with Alex Tuchman

Unlock some of the most enchanting mysteries of the honeybee hive, illuminating beekeeping practices that honor the health and vitality of the honeybee and the greater colony.

Registration for the 2020 cohort is closed

October 21 - December 16, 2019

with Cory Eichman

Develop a deeper understanding of Rudolf Steiner's eight Agriculture lectures and inform your day-to-day practical activities on the farm or garden. 

Registration for the 2019 cohort is closed

Digging Deeper: Cosmic and Earthly Evolution for Farmers

November 7, 2019 - March 5, 2020

with Cory Eichman

Delve deeper into the spiritual scientific foundations of biodynamics, with a focus on the evolution of our solar system, the Earth, the kingdoms of nature, and humanity.

Registration for the 2019 - 2020 cohort is closed

The Wisdom of Sophia: Agriculture and The Sacred Feminine

December 3, 2019 - January 23, 2020

with Dr. Claudia J. Ford

Investigate the principles and practices of The Sacred Feminine, and its relationship with agriculture and food systems.

Registration for the 2019 - 2020 cohort is closed

Inner Work Meets Outer Work: a Self Development Course for Farmers and Gardeners

NEW DATES: January 8 - March 11, 2020

with Cory Eichman

Explore how the activity of agriculture can inform our personal growth.

Registration for the 2020 cohort is closed

BDA Member Conversation Salons

Engage with the BDA, authors, and others in the biodynamic community

ALL BDA members can participate in live, interactive Learn & Grow SessionsMember Conversation Salons and Biodynamics Journal Author Conversation Salons. (Compost Maker and above also have access to Author Conversation Salon recordings.) You can join now for as little as $5 and receive these and other benefits immediately.

Other Distance-Learning Resources

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& Receive a Free Recording of Biodynamic Principles and Practices Webinar

If you'd like to learn more about biodynamics, discover job or land opportunities, or stay up to date on issues relevant to the biodynamic, organic, and regenerative agriculture communities, consider subscribing to our e-news. As a thank you, we will share a free recording of "Biodynamic Principles and Practices," recorded on August 13, 2019 with Thea Maria Carlson. This webinar explors the unique and practical ways that you can apply biodynamics to grow the most nutrient-dense and vibrant food possible, build soil organic matter, revitalize landscapes, and protect the climate by bringing more carbon into the living realm.

BDA Biodynamic Farmer Training Program

The Biodynamic Farmer Foundation Year is a hands-on, holistic approach to farmer education.

  • Explore the practice of biodynamics with individualized support from an experienced biodynamic mentor farmer.

  • Apprentice on an established biodynamic mentor farm or implement biodynamics on the farm or garden you manage.

  • Work with a cohesive learning curriculum of short readings, experiential exercises, and lively conversation spaces.

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 (link is external).

Triptolemos Courses for Biodynamic Understanding

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