About biodynamics

Biodynamics is a whole farm approach that seeks to manage the soils, crops, and animals on a farm in such a way that the enterprises on a farm strengthen and support each other.

Farming and growing

Biodynamics helps build the humus level of the soil on your farm using a whole farm approach as well as the biodynamic preparations.

Gardening

Gardening responds very well to a biodynamic approach. You can use the sowing and planting calendar throughout the growing season.

Where to learn

The Biodynamic Association can help you find a training to learn about biodynamic farming and gardening. There are courses to suit your needs and pocket.

Where to buy

Certified biodynamic produce is recognised by the distinctive Demeter logo. Find out where you can buy some.

  • Although Biodynamics is the oldest “green” farming movement it remains the one best-suited to address the seemingly intractable problem of ever-diminishing natural resources on the one hand and an expanding population on the other.
  • Biodynamics addresses the conundrum of our need for nutritious food that doesn’t cost the earth and in a uniquely restorative way.
  • Biodynamics goes further than placing simple self-sufficiency at its core by asking farmers to put even more back into the land than they take out.
  • Biodynamic farms become self-contained living organisms with a healthy balance of animals (livestock), crops and wild plants. The farm maintains its own individuality, enhancing its inner vitality or life force whilst producing high quality, healthy food.
  • Biodynamics is a very creative and pro-active way of farming and thinking, and not just another don’t-do-this, don’t-spray-that green farming straitjacket.
  • Biodynamic farmers use specially prepared composted animal manures, medicinal herbs and minerals to kick-start and then maintain the farm’s inner vitality.
  • The farm, its crops and the farmer become more attuned to local seasonal and broader celestial cycles and rhythms.
  • The farm is enhanced and its crops carry a conscious sense of place and enough force to nourish us bodily and spiritually too.