Biodynamics at Oxford Real Farming Conference 2020

Set your diary for 2021: Biodynamic Whisky is coming!
3rd January 2020
Academic Case Studies of 4 UK Biodynamic Farms – interim presentation at ORFC
15th January 2020

The Biodynamic Association and our Certification Team will once again be at the Oxford Real Farming Conference this year on 8th & 9th January.

If you are attending too, you can come and talk to our Certification Team on the Biodynamic Assocation Exhibition Stand anytime on the Wed/Thurs in St Aldates Church about maintaining integrity and standards post-Brexit. Plus you could even win yourself a Biodynamic Experience Day at Fern Verrow!

And don’t miss the two great biodynamic farming sessions (one each day) at the conference –

Wednesday 8th Jan, 12noon – 1pm, upstairs in the St Aldates Tavern:

Market Gardening at Lauriston Farm. Reviving Small Raised Beds within a Mixed Farm

The biodynamic growers from Lauriston Farm in Essex will be talking about their experience of reviving small raised beds within a mixed farm, using a two-wheeled tractor, hand tools and a tight planting scheme, to grow high-yielding and profitable crops on a small piece of land. The farm is biodynamic and is managed in a holistic, ecological and ethical way to produce beef, lamb and a variety of vegetables using small raised beds. 

Thursday 9th Jan, 10.30am – 11.30am, the Green Room, St Aldates Centre:

Case Studies of four Biodynamic UK Farms. The 5-fold bottom line. Viability at all levels?

In partnership with Coventry University and the Royal Agricultural College, this session looks at four Demeter certified biodynamic farms in the UK and asks whether they are healthy, resilient examples of respectful agroecological farming where nature as well as farm and people thrive. Key findings from research conducted using the Public Goods Farm Assessment Tool, with additions for biodynamic farming, will be presented by the research team. They will provide assessments of the four farms in terms of sustainability, viability and vitality at soil, plant, animal, human and social/spiritual levels.