Biodynamic Association

A nonprofit organization

$57,749 Raised by 192 Donors

About the BDA

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth, transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities.

We are a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem by:

  • INCUBATING strong leadership in the biodynamic community;

  • GROWING the community of biodynamic farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and land stewards; 

  • COMMUNICATING the powerful vision of biodynamics and the potential it holds for the Earth; and 

  • NURTURING the deep spiritual roots and insights of biodynamics.

WHAT WE DO

Education and Training

Conference and Events

The North American Biodynamic Conference, the largest biodynamic gathering on the continent, brings together 800-900 farmers, gardeners, educators, researchers, activists, chefs, and foodies to teach, learn, connect, and share about biodynamics and regenerative agriculture. We also partner with other organizations to curate and organize biodynamic workshops for national and regional farming conferences.

Farmer Training

The Biodynamic Association offers hands-on, holistic, and innovative farmer training for aspiring biodynamic farmers throughout North America. The program is rooted in a diversity of exemplary farms, and trainees are connected across distance through dynamic, interactive online learning platforms. Beginning farmers seeking apprenticeships, as well as established farmers looking to learn and practice biodynamics, are welcome to apply.

Scholarships

The Biodynamic Scholarship Fund serves farmers, aspiring farmers and others who want to learn about and develop their skills in biodynamics, but who lack the financial resources to participate in the educational opportunities they wish to pursue, allowing access to high-quality education and advising and connections with the biodynamic community.

Online Learning

Our distance-learning courses and webinars give farmers and gardeners across North America and beyond the opportunity to learn from leading biodynamic educators, delve deep into the principles and philosophy of biodynamics, and build communities of support among peers.

Research

Our research program makes available the results of decades of research on biodynamics conducted to date through the Biodynamic Research References Portal, convenes researchers to foster collaboration, and supports emerging research projects and priorities to advance the understanding and presence of biodynamics.

Connecting and Communicating 

Building Bridges and Community

Through the Bridging the Americas Initiative, we help biodynamic practitioners and groups through the Americas (Central, South, North, and Caribbean) meet and connect with others, discuss biodynamics in the context of the American continent, and share stories and knowledge about working with biodynamics in different regions. The BDA also works to broaden and deepen relationships, collaboration, and cross-cultural learning between biodynamic, traditional, and Indigenous agricultural communities across the Americas, with support from a grant from the Seeds, Soil and Culture Fund. In addition, we help thousands of people every month, both online and offline, who are practicing and interested in biodynamics to connect and learn from one another through our regional groups listings, online forums, calendar of events, Biodynamic Directory, and Biodynamic Community Facebook group.

Publishing

The Biodynamics journal, a benefit of membership in the BDA, has been in publication since 1941 and is recognized as one of the preeminent publications on biodynamic farming and gardening the world. Through the Biodynamic Stories blog, we publish a variety of voices from across the biodynamic community. We also have a long history of publishing books about biodynamics and related topics, including classics such as Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture by Rudolf Steiner and Toward Saving the Honeybee by Gunther Hauk.


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Biodynamic Association

Tax id (EIN)

14-1377504

Categories

Education Environment Animals

Address

PO BOX 557
EAST TROY, WI 53120

Phone

2626499212

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