Biodynamic farming aims to produce the most delicious, health-full and nutritious foods possible for everyone - and to do this in ways that not only protect and safeguard the environment and our precious natural resources, but which regenerate our soils and lands. It’s a farming system where the health and vitality of soils, plants, animals, people and our earth is paramount; and where developing the potential of the farm rather than maximizing output is the goal.
For more about biodynamic farming and practices, see the discovery page.
How does biodynamic farming differ from organic farming?
All biodynamic farmers and growers practice organic methods of production, and share very similar certification standards. Both also share similar aims and ideals, but biodynamics has metaphysical and spiritual roots that organics does not.
It is this that makes biodynamics distinctively different in both its approach to agriculture, and its farming practices.
The main differences between biodynamic and organic farming standards are:
Becoming a biodynamic farmer
Farmers who are already certified organic farmers can convert to biodynamic farming usually within a year or so. Farmers new to organic or biodynamic farming generally undergo a 3 year conversion period.
To find out how to become a certified biodynamic farmer or grower, click here. To learn more about Demeter (biodynamic) standards tel: 01453 766296
This scheme is for recently trained biodynamic agricultural students to spend time gaining work experience overseas in newly formed biodynamic ventures, whilst at the same time helping them to benefit from their skills. For more, click here
This scheme began as a trial weekend on Tablehurst Farm, a biodynamic farm in Sussex in 1971. Now a flourishing worldwide movement, it enables people to experience working as a volunteer on a variety of organic farms, including biodynamic ones. To find out more, click here
We advertise vacancies for biodynamic farmers, growers and gardeners here.