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Winter/Spring 2012 Biodynamics  
Biodynamic Association Property for Sale

BDA Oregon Property
Working farm property with 35.5 acres and large, recently updated, 3-level Victorian-style house, with fantastic view and only 20 minutes to Eugene
25844 Butler Road, Junction City, OR
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2012 Biodynamic Conference     
2012 Biodynamic Conference

In 2012, as never before, the earth as a living being is calling out to us for recognition, for healing, for sacred and sustainable ways of tending her soil, plants, animals, and landscapes...

Join us November 14-18, 2012, at the beautiful Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI, for an extraordinary event - the 2012 North American Biodynamic Conference. This biennial conference will bring together hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators, activists, and interested newcomers for five days of inspiring keynotes, informative workshops, networking, exhibits, film screenings, art, and organic and biodynamic foods. 


This year's theme, Sacred Agriculture, will focus on how we can build a sacred relationship to the earth through farming, gardening, and transformational work in our communities.


Featuring: keynote speakers Dennis Klocek and Charles Eisenstein, a panel of leading biodynamic farmers, 40+ workshops, and much, much more.


Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Visit our sponsorship page for more information.


Registration is now open!

Biodynamic Research Reminder:
Call for Pre-Proposals and Collaborators             

Research Coordinator Sarah Weber reports that there's been a great response so far to our Call for Pre-Proposals and Collaborators. We want to make sure we get the word out as widely as possible. Please forward this on to anyone you think might be interested.

The Biodynamic Association is seeking creative, relevant and innovative research projects that will advance the understanding and practice of biodynamics that we can pitch to various funders who are interested in biodynamics.

For more information, please see our announcement of the Call, which is part of our Biodynamic Research Development Program.
Great Start for the Directory                    

The Biodynamic Directory

Congratulations to Early Bird Drawing winner Paula Yeatman, a gardener from Georgia
Have you visited our new online member Directory yet?
In about one month we gained 150 listings of Biodynamic Association members and their farms, businesses, and other organizations. If you haven't yet visited, or haven't been back in a while, we think you'll enjoy checking out these new listings. Our thanks to all who joined the Directory during its first month!
Our Next Drawing: If you haven't yet submitted a listing, we invite you to do so today. All listings submitted before August 15 will be eligible for a limited edition tote bag and bandana made from cotton grown in Egypt by the SEKEM initiative. Our thanks to Quantum Culture, a new U.S. business bringing anthroposophically inspired, contemporary products, for donating this prize. 

Not yet a BDA member? You can join today for as little as $20 and enjoy Directory access, the online Biodynamics journal, and discounted conference registration.
Bee Conscious!   

Beecoming Sophie
A new graphic novel, by Susan West Kurz

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Biodynamic Association

Adopted teen Sophie Saffron has a secret - the bee that flew in her window one rainy evening is far more than she seems. She is Phoebee, the Queen of the Bees, and she carries all the secrets of their ancient wisdom. She has an urgent message for Sophie, who adopts Phoebee and her mission. Sophie recruits her brother Rolando and friend Sokuen to sting the community into bee-conscious action! 
$22.95, 156 pages.


stinging nettlesBurying the Nettles: 
Beginning Biodynamics at Geer Crest Farm

By Christopher Chemsak: Five days prior to the summer solstice at Geer Crest Farm in Oregon, on a slope known by the farm family as "Nettle Hill," about half of the population of the infamous stinging nettle plants has bland beginnings of flowers. The other half seems more reluctant to transition from their youthful spring form as, one-by-one, their lower leaves begin to fade to a yellowy pale-brown. Read more...

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Quivira Vineyard and Winery Estate Manager sought for leading Biodynamic wine estate in northern Sonoma County.

Biodynamic Seed Growing Apprenticeship at Meadowlark Hearth, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, for 2012 or 2013.
Upcoming Events

For a full list of upcoming events, or to submit an event, visit our website calendar.
July 14: The "Bien," The Life Line of the Biosphere, The Melissa Garden, CA
Aug. 9-13: Anthroposophical Society Annual Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Aug. 18: Honey Harvest, Mite Treatment, Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary, Floyd, VA
Aug. 25-26: 2nd Annual BING + CRAFT Midwest Young Farmer Gathering, Angelic Organics Farm, Caledonia, IL

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (262) 649-9212