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What is Biodynamic Farming?

The Biodynamic Association 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 Biodynamic Association (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.

What is Biodynamics

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.

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.

Bio-dynamic Preparations

Gain insight into the unique bio-dynamic 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.

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