Learn about Biodynamics — Wherever You Are

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

We are so grateful to our Business Partner, Vermont Compost Company (link is external) for their sponsorship of this year's webinars.

Online Courses

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 now open!

Revealing the Sacred Physiology of the Hive Organism

October 1-29, 2019

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 now open!

The Wisdom of Sophia: Agriculture and The Sacred Feminine

December 2019 - January 2020

with Dr. Claudia J. Ford

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

Registration now open!

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

One Saturday a month January 18 - April 18

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 will open in August

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 will open in August

Foundations of Biodynamic Beekeeping

February - August 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. 

Spiritual Scientific Foundations for Biodynamic Agriculture

January 6 - March 9, 2020

with Cory Eichman

Develop a deeper understanding of biodynamics through intensive study of Theosophy, Rudolf Steiner’s introduction to spiritual science, as a stepping stone to exploring the fundamentals of spiritual science as they inform agriculture.

Registration will open in August

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

December 5, 2019 - February 27, 2020

with Cory Eichman

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

Registration will open in August

BDA Member Conversation Salons

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

ALL BDA members can participate in live, interactive Member 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.

Summer 2019 Author Conversation Salon

with Biodynamics author Ted Lemon
facilitated by John Scott-Legg, Biodynamics Editor 

August 28th, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 pm ET, 6:00 - 7:30 pm CT, 5:00 - 6:30 pm MT, 4:00 - 5:30 pm PT

All members are encouraged to join us for an evening discussion about Ted's article "Whither Biodynamics? Rigor, Restlessness, and a New Consciousness". 

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.