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Learn

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.

Workshops

11th June 2018

NEW Seeing is believing – Biodynamic Open Gardens June to Sept 2018

“I have an allotment, grow my own vegetables, and have always used organic methods. My wife, Michelle, wanted to try biodynamic gardening; we find it really […]
17th November 2017

Step -by – Step: Practical Biodynamic Gardening Feb – July 2018 at various venues throughout the UK

These workshops have been very popular and are now all fully booked.  However please do email office@biodynamic.org.uk  to register your interest ( and which venue )  […]
26th March 2018

Kings Langley Biodynamic Group : Series of workshops on biodynamics throughout 2018

The Kings Langley Biodynamic Group is offering  6  individual workshops  in  2018  so covering different themes. You can join the ones which are of interest to […]
16th May 2018

Soil health – a living perspective: A workshop all about soil with Joel Williams at Weleda (UK) Ltd, Derbyshire Friday 29th June 2018

Regenerating Soil Health with Joel Williams  – Friday 29th June 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm A workshop for gardeners and workers of the soil including allotment holders, […]
31st May 2018

Water and the Agricultural Organism Workshop with Simon Charter and Kai Lange – Friday 13th July – Sunday 15th July, Devon

£120 for 2.5 days including a simple lunch and supper In agriculture and horticulture we care for plants and animals in the context of the farm […]

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 back issues here (click on X when finished)

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.

BD & Social Care Training

Ruskin Mill offers the following training:

Growing the Land, Growing the People

Ruskin Mill Land Trust’s Biodynamic Training

International Training Options

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