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

Special thanks to our new Educational Sponsor, Barn2Door (link is external),

for their sponsorship of our 2020 webinar series!

Become a member and save! ALL BDA members receive 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.

Online Courses

Demeter International Standards and Conversion

Build Expert Knowledge on Demeter Conversion Projects 

March 8 - April 12

With instructor Dr Reto Ingold

Soil Dynamics

Learn how to managing humus and dive deep into the work of cultivating in different soil types with leading biodynamic experts

February 10 - March 10

With instructors Jose Avina, Steve Diver, Pat Frazier and Stewart Lundy

Upcoming Webinars

Our Inner Development and the Life Cycle of the Plant

January 27

4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

with Tom Algelt

Explore the fruitful analogy between the lifecycle of a plant from seed to seed in the course of the year and our path of inner development

Other Distance-Learning Resources

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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

Four Eurythmy Lessons

by Cynthia Hoven

The Biodynamic Association is grateful to Cynthia Hoven for sharing her depth of work and years of experience as a Eurythmist with the biodynamic community through our conferences.

For the 2020 Online Biodynamic Conference, Cynthia thoughtfully crafted these instructional videos for the conference community and has generously agreed to make them available to the wider community as a free online education resource. We hope these will nourish you, and inspire connection to the practice of Eurythmy.

View Recordings Here

Access More Local Customers Online

Join Barn2Door CEO Janelle Maiocco to discuss why online efforts can help you build a more resilient Farm business. Learn how customers' expectations have evolved, and the opportunity for Farms to meet demand for convenient, local products.

View Recording Here

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”

View Recording Here

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”

View Recording Here

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

Microdynamics V: Overcoming Weeds & Nurturing Crops

July 2

with Stewart Lundy

Explore how to manage weeds when they do arise

View Recording Here

Microdynamics VI: Building Even Better Compost

August 13

with Stewart Lundy

Learn about a liberating and dynamic way to approach compost

View Recording Here

Microdynamics VII: Empowering Your Garden with Biodynamic Herbs

September 10

with Stewart Lundy

Explore the biodynamic herbal preparations and their transformative effects

View Recording Here

Microdynamics VIII: Creating a Living Garden

October 8

with Stewart Lundy

Learn ways to better manage water, and how to make the earth more receptive to refilling with water over winter

View Recording Here

Biodynamic Principles and Practices

July 21

with Thea Maria Carlson

Explore the unique and practical ways that you can apply biodynamics 

View Recording Here

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.


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).

EduCareDo

The EduCareDo Foundation Course (link is external) is a self-directed distance learning course based on the principal ideas of Rudolf Steiner, called Anthroposophy or Spiritual Science. Participants can begin any time and work at their own pace.

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.