Peruse the full selection (link is external) of biodynamic books and calendars, plus related subjects, available through SteinerBooks (link is external).

See below to browse some of our recommended books.

Join to receive a discount: 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).

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Introduction to Biodynamics

Biodynamic Calendars

Agriculture Course

Introductory books recommended by our staff and board members. (See also the Introduction to Biodynamics section (link is external) on SteinerBooks' site.)

Each includes background information on the relationship between plants, earth, and the cosmos, as well as practical instructions for using the calendar to plan your farming and gardening.

Stella Natura available through JPI

Practical Biodynamics for Farmers

While not an introductory book, Rudolf Steiner's "Agriculture Course," the series of lectures he gave to European farmers in 1924 that initiated the biodynamic movement, is a core text for understanding biodynamics.

The translation we recommend is Agriculture: Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture (link is external), translated by Catherine E. Creeger and Malcolm Gardner. A new edition is under development, but in the meantime copies of the current version (link is external) are available through SteinerBooks. Another option is Agriculture Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method (link is external), translated by George Adams.

Preparations & Compost

See our Biodynamic Preparations page for more suggestions and information.