Biodynamics, Social Justice, and Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture Course

Posted on Jun 30, 2020

How do we grow food that nourishes the whole human being, and communities, in body, soul, and spirit?

Honoring Hugh Courtney

Posted on Jun 25, 2020

Hugh Jordan Courtney passed the threshold quietly in his sleep on June 15, 2020, at the noble age of 87 in Woolwine, Virginia. Hugh was a man of great feelings and high standards. He entered the world on Friday, July 8, 1932, in Cook County, IL. Little did anyone know at the time how much land this one man’s work would heal.

Definitivamente, lo volvería a vivir - I Would Do It All Again

Posted on Jun 18, 2020

Definitivamente, lo volvería a vivir.

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Mi nombre es Alvaro Javier Rodas Sierra, tengo 23 años de edad y soy estudiante de agronomía en la universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Desde que era pequeño gracias a mía familia tuve la suerte de poder estar en contacto con la naturaleza, estar en harmonía con ella. Conforme fui creciendo este gusto fue aumentando y es una de las razones por la cual decidí estudiar agronomía. Durante la carrera pase por varias asignaturas en las cuales me enseñaban fertilizar, regar, combatir enfermedades para así poder obtener cultivos eficientes.

Sin embargo, siempre tuve la inquietud de aprender más y escogía asignaturas de agricultura orgánica. Me di cuenta de que esta manera podía obtener alimentos mucho mas saludables y así mismo era mas amigable con el ambiente. Esto me motivo cada vez más a...

Cultivating Justice and Healing

Posted on Jun 8, 2020

Dear friends,

The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, and George Floyd are the most recent of many Black lives that have been taken as a result of the institutional racism, anti-blackness, and culture of white supremacy that are woven into all aspects of our society. We recognize and express our condolences to the families and communities that have experienced profound loss due to systemic racism and anti-black sentiments permeating throughout our nation.

As an organization committed to renewing the health and wholeness of our communities through biodynamic agriculture, we know that racism has been bound to agriculture in the United States from colonial times to the present and that transforming the practice and culture of agriculture must include addressing the historical and contemporary injustices faced by our fellow human beings.

The deep need for...

Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA Will Unify to Nurture the Future of Biodynamics

Posted on Jun 1, 2020

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...

Biodynamic Conference Update

Posted on May 29, 2020

Now, more than ever, our world needs biodynamic practices and principles.

New Citizen Science Project: Experiencing the Life Quality of Our Soils

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

Welcome to the Biodynamic Research Group. We are an ad hoc group of gardeners, farmers, and scientists interested in research on biodynamics. Whether you are a farmer or a gardener, we invite you to participate in our first common research project in 2020.