Anthony Mecca has been farming for 15 years, being introduced to biodynamics early on and working with many experienced farmers and mentors. He has recently developed a year-long course on Biodynamic Agriculture and Nutrition available through EduCareDo and through the Biodynamic Association’s Development Year Farmer Training Program.
He has worked in market gardening, small grains, and perennial crops including berries and tree fruit. For 8 years, he managed his own diversified CSA farm. He has also cared for a variety of animals, including the use of draft horses as the main source of power, a 15 cow herd on his diversified CSA farm, and more recently working on a raw milk dairy.
The farm and garden as a center of community life is pivotal in his work. Bringing people into relationship with the wonder, beauty, and nourishment a biodynamic farm can provide, and seeing them grow and develop through this relationship individually and in community over the years has inspired his work.
In addition to the year-long course through EduCareDo and his farmer training work with the BDA, he offers workshops, mentorship, training, and consulting near his home in the Hudson Valley of NY and beyond, in person and remotely, and would love to support biodynamic agriculture and nutrition developing on your farm, garden, or community.