The Individuality of the Farm

Six-Month Distance Learning Course with Cory Eichman 

Next Cohort: September 25, 2017 - March 22, 2018.

Enrollment is now open. 

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. 

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 Principles and Practices

Wednesday, August 30

with Thea Maria Carlson

Transitioning Your Farm to Biodynamics

Wednesday, November 15

with Daphne Amory

Biodynamic Animal Husbandry

Wednesday, December 13

with Steffen Schneider

"I have never participated in a webinar before but appreciate how the information was presented to me in a clear, practical format. Also, just by listening to this, was able to feel the layers in which these plants are connected to us for our healing and healing of the earth. I feel the overlap of the plant and animal kingdoms with that of humans in a different way. Feeling such gratitude to the presenters and to Rudolph Steiner for what he brought through!" -Biodynamic Herbal Remedies 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

Digging Deeper: Cosmic and Earthly Evolution for Farmers

Next Cohort: October 24, 2017 - February 20, 2018.

Enrollment opens September 1.

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. 

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. 

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"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

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.