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 aim to incubate strong leadership in the biodynamic community; grow the community of biodynamic farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and land stewards; communicate the powerful vision of biodynamics and the potential it holds for the Earth; and nurture the deep spiritual roots and insights of biodynamics.
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BECOME A MEMBER
Help to make transformative change in the world through your membership in the Biodynamic Association. BDA membership is now available on a sliding scale, with new benefits at every level. Member benefits include the quarterly Biodynamics journal, discounts on educational opportunities and books, facilitated connections with other members, conversations with journal authors, and much more.
We rely on your generous donations to grow our work. Give now to help us educate farmers and gardeners, bring 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.
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Join us as a Business & Community Partner to help support our work and reach thousands interested in biodynamics and regenerative agriculture. To find out more, contact Kaitlin Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 649-9212 x9.
BIODYNAMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Help farmers, aspiring farmers and others who want to learn about and develop their skills in biodynamics, but lack the financial resources to participate in the educational opportunities they wish to pursue by donating to the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund.
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BDA staff and board (and family) before the 2019 Biodynamic Conference in Lake George, NY
We are excited to share with you a significant step forward in strengthening the capacity of the biodynamic movement in the United States to bring greater health and vitality to humanity and the Earth. The work leading up to this moment has been many years in the making, and the current global crisis only underlines its importance and urgency.
Building on our community-wide biodynamic movement visioning process in 2018 to sense into the future of biodynamics in the US and surface courageous questions facing the biodynamic movement, and the work of Council of Biodynamic Organizations over the past year to creatively reimagine a healthy, associative, collaborative, integrated, transparent, accountable, and functional ecosystem of biodynamic organizations in the United States, the boards of directors of the Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA have voted to initiate a process to bring our two organizations together into one new organization: the Biodynamic Demeter Association. Read more.
This page (link is external) is intended to support a living conversation between members of the biodynamic community and the Biodynamic Association, Demeter USA, and the Council of Biodynamic Organizations as we align and integrate the major biodynamic organizations in the United States to strengthen our capacity to transform the food system.
The Biodynamic Association (BDA)'s mission is to "awaken and enliven 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." In order to fulfill this mission, we believe the BDA must recognize and play a key role in addressing the historical and contemporary injustices faced by both humans and the earth. We are active in our inquiry into the sources of and solutions to injustice, as part of our work and relationship to life and the earth. Read full statement.