Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition.

Biodynamics is rooted in the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, whose 1924 lectures to farmers opened a new way to integrate scientific understanding with a recognition of spirit in nature. Biodynamics has continued to develop and evolve since the 1920s through the collaboration of many farmers and researchers. Around the world, biodynamics is alive in thousands of thriving gardens, farms, vineyards, ranches, and orchards. The principles and practices of biodynamics can be applied anywhere food is grown, with thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture.

Discover Biodynamics

Biodynamic Principles & Practices

Discover the core concepts of biodynamics, which can be applied anywhere food is grown, with thoughtful adaptation to scale, landscape, climate, and culture.

The Farm Individuality

Learn how biodynamics views each farm or garden as an integrated whole and a living organism in its own right. The holistic expression of a farm's unique potential is referred to as the farm individuality.

Biodynamic Preparations

Gain insight into the unique biodynamic compost and spray preparations, how to use them to bring health and vitality to your garden or farm, and where you can buy them or make them together with others in the biodynamic community.

Que Es la Agricultura Biodinamica?

Descubre los conceptos básicos de biodinámica con Introducción al Método Agricola Biodinámico (link is external) de Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer y Que Es la Agricultura Biodinamica? (link is external) de Herbert Koepf. Estamos creando una página web que contiene mas recursos en español. Por favor enviar artículos, libros, videos, o otros recursos a sarah@biodynamics.com.

Biodynamic Research

Browse the Biodynamic Research References Portal for a collection of biodynamic research reference citations from around the world, including long-term biodynamic research trial results, journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports from innovative organizations, and more.

Certification

Biodynamic certification for farms and products is managed worldwide by Demeter International (link is external), in the United States by Demeter USA (link is external), and in Canada by Demeter Canada (link is external). Read the U.S. Demeter Biodynamic® Farm Standard (link is external) to learn more about the principles of this system and requirements for Biodynamic certification.

Biodynamic Stories

Visit our Biodynamic Stories blog to read inspiring and informative stories of biodynamic farming and gardening across North America and the world, organizations doing extraordinary work, issues of concern to the regenerative agriculture community, and updates on Biodynamic Association programs and projects.

Delve Deeper

Online Learning

Our distance-learning courses and webinars give farmers and gardeners across North America and beyond the opportunity to learn from leading biodynamic educators, delve deep into the principles and philosophy of biodynamics, and build communities of support among peers.

Watch a free introductory webinar on biodynamics, learn more more through our webinar series, investigate more deeply in our distance learning courses, and explore other online learning resources.

North American Biodynamic Conference

Gather, share, question, and explore together with 700-1000 farmers, gardeners, vintners, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, activists, and enthusiasts from the region, across North America, and around the world at the 2018 North American Bodynamic ConferenceTransforming the Heart of Agriculture. Soil. Justice. Regeneration.

Five days of programming will include field days at local farms and vineyards, inspiring and thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on workshops for beginners and experienced practitioners, delicious local and Biodynamic food and wine, artistic and cultural activities, facilitated conversations, and many new connections. 

Biodynamic Farmer Training

The Biodynamic Farmer Foundation Year offers aspiring biodynamic farmers the opportunity to build a solid foundation in the principles and practices of biodynamic agriculture. The Biodynamic Farmer Development Year, which will begin in 2019, will develop and deepen the skills needed for biodynamic farm management for those who graduate from the foundation year. 

Both programs are open to established farmers and apprentices and may be pursued regardless of location.

Books & Calendars

Some of our recommended introductory books are listed below. See our Books & Calendars page for even more suggestions, and visit our partner SteinerBooks for a full selection of calendars and books on biodynamics and related topics. All BDA members who join or renew at the Seed Sower level and above receive a 15% discount on all titles at SteinerBooks (link is external).

Get Connected

Become a Member

Help make transformative change in the world by becoming a member of the Biodynamic Association. Membership is now on a sliding scale, making it affordable for anyone interested in joining, with new benefits for each range of membership.

Join Our E-News

Stay up to date on issues, stories, events, and resources related to biodynamics and regenerative agriculture through our e-news.

Community Connections

Connect with regional biodynamic groups; discover upcoming events; browse job, apprenticeship, land opportunities, and more on our forums; and much more on our Community Connections page.

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth, transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities. The BDA is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of new people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food system, and build bridges and partnerships to deepen and evolve the movement toward regenerative agriculture and social justice.