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sept15September 15 is fast approaching!


  • Last day to receive 10% Early Bird discount on conference registration
  • Last day for scholarship and volunteer applications
  • Deadline for next Directory drawing
2012 Biodynamic Conference 
regionsCome Represent Your Region or Group
at the Biodynamic Conference

With our conference located this year in the heartland of North America, we hope to have all the regions and all the regional biodynamic groups of the continent represented. We are planning an Open Space session where regional representatives can meet and share their stories and insights. We've already heard of some creative ways in which people are coming together to make this possible. Contact us if you'd like to discuss possibilities. We look forward to gathering with you all this November in Madison!
Conference Logistics
Wondering how to get there or where to stay? We have reserved discounted room blocks at 4 hotels, which must be booked by October 15 through MeetingMax. For more details on this and other options (hostel, homestay, etc.), see our lodging page. Want to share a room or a ride? See our forums for that. We also have transportation information for getting to Madison by plane, train, car, or bus, as well as how to get around town once you're there. 

We encourage you to make your lodging reservations early, as we anticipate that lodging in Madison will fill up due to other events happening at the same time. The hotel deadline is October 15. 
Scholarships and/or volunteer discounts: Last chance to apply is September 15. Notices will be emailed by October 1. Awards or assignments will be based on funds or volunteer positions available.
Sponsors and exhibitors: This is a unique opportunity to connect with the biodynamic community. Sponsoring, exhibiting, and advertising gets your name out and supports the biodynamic approach to agriculture. Check out our current list of sponsors and partners here.  

Register Now  


Early Bird Deadline: Sept. 15  (Save 10%!)

Last Day to Book Discounted Hotel Rooms: Oct. 15

booksFall Book Sale
Our biggest across-the-board sale ever!
25% off all books we publish 
Pre-Conference Book Sale 2012

Excited about the conference and want to start reading up? Unable to attend but want to learn more? This is a unique opportunity to stock up on some of the classics published by the BDA. Sale ends October 1, 2012.


gmoGMO Labeling Issue Heats Up                             
Right to Know California is getting closer to voting this November on whether food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients should be labeled. As the vote draws nearer, a number of large pesticide and food companies have contributed millions to defeat Proposition 37. We're proud to endorse the Right to Know effort and encourage you to check out the campaign headquarters for more information about the issue and ways to support their efforts.
beekeepingBiodynamic Beekeeping at Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary 

sitting with hives at Spikenard By Shayne Gipe: At the height of the Earth's great yearly exhale, a group of beekeepers from throughout the United States and Canada arrived to Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd, Virginia, to explore sustainable practices in beekeeping. Read full post....

Gunther Hauk will lead to two workshop sessions on biodynamic and sustainable beekeeping at the Biodynamic Conference, as well as participate in a pre-conference workshop on farm-based education.
gardenCommunity Works Together to Create Biodynamic Garden and Lounge

Biodynamic Garden and Lounge
In an inspiring collaborative effort, biodynamic organizations and businesses are coming together to create a Biodynamic Garden and Lounge in an 8,000-square-foot space at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA September 11-14. The space will include a variety of demonstration beds, such as an insectory and an edible garden, as well as classroom space for a broad range of free classes and a lounge area for informal conversation. 
The Biodynamic Directory

directoryHelp Us Reach 230 Listings by Sept. 15

Congratulations to August drawing winners Susanne and Chris Carlberg of Christopher Bridge Cellars / Satori Springs Estate Vineyard in Oregon 
The Biodynamic Directory for members helps people find others interested in biodynamics in their area. Since May we've received almost 190 listings. Our goal for September 15 is 230 listings. If you join by the 15th, you will be eligible for our next Directory drawing: a Conference Gift Basket of items donated by our conference exhibitors and by the BDA. While you're logged in, be sure to register for the conference to receive the Early Bird discount. Go to to do both today. Thanks to all who have joined!
forumsOpportunities and Discussions               

For a full and current list of discussions and opportunities, or to post or comment, please visit our forums
New commenting feature allows you to comment on posts and on other comments
Full-time farmhand sought: Live Springs Farm in Carrollton, IL seeks farmhand for 2013

Farmer wanted: farmer sought for creation of 5-acre biodynamic farm in Maui

Biodynamic apprenticeship: Raphael Garden at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA has two apprentice openings

Three-month internship: Meadowlark Hearth in western NE 

Land partner wanted: partnership and living situation on 140-acre farm in Kingston, AR

Compost art project seeks coordinator or team: looking for help with logistics and coordination for project at the Biodynamic Conference

Fall spray: seeking suggestions for biodynamic spray on struggling fruit trees

Advice sought for Andean Mountain permaculture: seeking advice for high-altitude permaculture practices in Peru
eventsUpcoming Events

For a full list of upcoming events, or to submit an event, visit our online calendar.

Sep. 2-23: Threefold Boot Camp, Harlemville, NY

Sep. 8: Introduction to Biodynamics, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

Sep. 11-14: National Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa, CA

Sep. 15: Foundations in Biodynamics and Soils, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

Sep. 15- June 9: One-Year Part-Time Training in Biodynamics, Pfeiffer Center, Chestnut Ridge, NY

Sep. 22-24: The Harvest (Natural Beekeeping), Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

Sep. 23 - Oct. 3: Latin American Biodynamic Encounter, Costa Rica

Sep. 29: Michaelmas Prep Workshop, Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Bio-Dynamics, Woolwine, VA

Sep. 29 - Oct. 1: Biodynamic Conference at Long Hungry Creek Farm, Red Boiling Springs, TN

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (262) 649-9212