Learn | Biodynamic Association


Education is a big part of what we do. We run workshops and events throughout the year, and hold a major conference every two years. Our AGMs are held in different locations across the country, and feature workshops on different aspects of biodynamics each year.


16th June 2017

Harmony in Food and Farming Conference, 10th – 11th July, Llandovery College, Wales

In his book, ‘Harmony, A New Way of Looking at Our World’, The Prince of Wales shares his insights about the timeless laws and principles which […]
26th June 2017

Roof and Sky: Opportunities & challenges for the roof top gardener. One Day conference Sat 30th September 2017, Birmingham

Venue: Roof top Micro-farm, Argent College, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Organisers: Ruskin Mill Land Trust, The Field Centre  and Argent College, As population densities increase and concerns […]
26th June 2017
'Pigs' Biodynamic Association Charity Greeting Card

Biodynamic Association AGM Event, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2017, E. Sussex

This year our AGM event will be taking place at Emerson College and Tablehurst Farm in East Sussex, a hot spot of biodynamic activity! Members, friends […]
25th May 2017
Join us: Up to 2 adults per household

Biodynamic Agricultural College Seminar: Understanding Animals from a biodynamic perspective 21st – 26th October 2017, Abbey Home Farm, Glos

The Biodynamic Agricultural College offers this seminar to anyone who likes to learn about our twelve domesticated animals from an organic and biodynamic perspective. Domesticated animals […]
22nd May 2017

How to create Biodynamic Compost 27th June 2017, Old Lands, near Monmouth.

Come and learn how to make biodynamic compost with the Land Gardeners in the walled garden here at Old Lands, near Monmouth. The day will start […]

Star & Furrow

Star & Furrow is the flagship journal of the Biodynamic Association, published twice a year, and free to members. It offers a window on biodynamic farming, gardening and beekeeping, as well as food and related issues. It features in-depth articles from leading UK and international biodynamic practitioners and professionals on all aspects of biodynamic; covers news and events in the UK and elsewhere; reports on workshops and conferences; and has the latest book reviews. It is available to buy from our online shop.

Read sample features here:

Water Matters by sustainable water expert Julian Jones

Working with Soil by Biodynamic Association's Director and biodynamic farmer Peter Brown


Getting involved through volunteering is a win–win. There are two ways to get involved:

Become a member and help out at events.

Discover and learn about the magic of biodynamics by seeing and experiencing it for yourself on a biodynamic farm.

For volunteering opportunities on CSA farms, click here.

For volunteering opportunities for biodynamic/organic students, farmers and growers, click here.

Biodynamic Agricultural College

This educational college is the centre for biodynamic learning in the UK. It offers a variety of distance learning and face-to-face courses for anyone interested in biodynamics, or for students wanting to pursue a practical career in biodynamic agriculture. To find out more, click here.

It currently offers two programmes:

Biodynamic Principles and Practice: A variety of distance learning courses available to students worldwide. There is an introductory course for anyone wanting to know more about biodynamic agriculture (from a consumer or producer perspective); and courses to support those already working on the land in developing their knowledge of biodynamic agriculture.

Work Based Learning Programme: This qualification is regulated by Ofqual. Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming and Gardening is built around a two-year work based training on well-established biodynamic holdings around the country, and is open to everyone aged 21 and over. Students usually live and work on the farm in exchange for board, lodging and training. Practical tuition is supported by tutorials and a programme of seminars and block courses.

Higher education

Crossfields Institute, an awarding organisation and research institute based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, accredits the Level 3 Diploma in biodynamic farming and gardening. The institute also offers and Masters programme in researching holistic approaches to agroecology, in partnership with Alanus University, Germany. For further information click here.

International Educational Opportunities

Biodynamics is an international movement and has excellent educational centres in several countries including:

North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Programme

International training programmes

Warmonderfof International BD Course