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 Culture and Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening,

by Wolf D. Storl


New to biodynamics? Looking for an approachable, yet substantive, philosophical and practical introduction?

A staff and board favorite, this book reminds us that 
"Bio-dynamics is a human service to the earth and its creatures, not just a method for increasing production or for providing healthy food."
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BDA Receives Grant to Support Biodynamic Research

kale A long-term, collaborative biodynamic research project is in the works, thanks to a $30,000 planning grant awarded to the Biodynamic Association (BDA) by the New World Foundation. This grant will allow the BDA to hire a research program coordinator and begin to develop a plan of research, which will identify the focus, methodologies, collaborators, principal investigators, budget, and lead institutions for the project, as well as to conduct a literature review of past biodynamic research. Find out more here

Responses gathered from a survey conducted last year of the biodynamic community will be an important guide to determining the research focus for this project. Our gratitude goes out to all who gave their input. Your feedback has been tremendously helpful. Stay tuned for regular updates on this effort in the coming months. 

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Biodynamic Education

Are you a biodynamic educator, consultant or mentor? If so, please take this short survey and tell us about your work and what you think is needed most right now in the movement in terms of education. Your answers will help us better understand the current landscape of biodynamic educational work and identity priority areas for our new education program. We greatly appreciate your sharing your thoughts and experience in this 15-question survey. Visit our Biodynamic Education program page for more information.

Connecting the Next Generation                    

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Youth Panel at the Biodynamic National Conference


The first BING e-newsletter will go out soon, with relevant news, opportunities, events, and ways to get involved. To join the list, click on "Update Profile" at the bottom of this email and add the "BING" option. 


BING (Biodynamic Initiative for the Next Generation) is a project of the Biodynamic Association that creates opportunities for the next generation of farmers, apprentices, educators, activists, and others inspired by biodynamics to connect, share, and learn from one another. BING members are currently working on an international youth conference to be held July 18-23 in Detroit, and a Young Farmer Gathering August 13-14 in Illinois. Find out more on our BING program page.

Biodynamics and GMOs                     

cornThe Fall 2011 issue of Biodynamics will focus on the issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We would love to hear your input as we are putting this together. What most concerns you? What do you want to learn more about? Please email with your questions or suggestions.



The following is a sample of opportunities posted on our website. For a full and current list of opportunities available, please visit our forumsTo submit employment, internship, or other opportunities, please email
Biodynamic Pioneer, Healer, Teacher Seeks Opportunity in the Western U.S.: Click here for details.

Field Manager Sought: Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY is looking for a full-time field manager. Click here for details. 
Upcoming Events

The following is a sample of upcoming events listed on our website. For full details on these and many more events, please visit our calendar. Email to submit events. 
July 9: Beekeeping with a Wild Heart, with Paige Poulos, David Basile, and Michael Thiele, Potter Valley, CA

July 9-10: Biodynamic Garden Soil Fertility Workshop, with Joseph Brinkley, Clearlake Oaks, CA


July 10: Forming Living Ideas & Experienced-Based Learning, with Craig Holdrege, Henrike Holdrege, and John McAlice, The Nature Institute, Ghent, NY 


July 17-29: Training Course in Biodynamic Farming: The Spirituality of the Earth and Finding One's Destiny Path, with Walter Moora, Ecuador 


July 18-23: International Youth Conference: Embrace the Seeds of Renewal, Detroit, MI


July 21-23: Beekeeping 3-Day Intensive Biodynamic Workshop, with Gunther Hauk, Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary, Floyd, VA 


July 29-30: Sacred Agriculture Lecture Series, with Dennis Klocek, Viroqua, WI 


July 30: Food Preserving Workshop, with Mac Mead and Megan Durney, Pfeiffer Center, Chestnut Ridge, NY 

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (888) 516-7797