Biodynamic Scholarship Crowdfund 2023
About the Biodynamic Demeter Alliance (BDA)
The Biodynamic Demeter Alliance believes biodynamic agriculture can heal people and the planet. We advance the adoption of biodynamic practices among growers and bring together producers, distributors, advocates, consumers, and policymakers to create a thriving, equitable agricultural system that nurtures and supports the well-being of communities economically, environmentally, and spiritually.
The biodynamic movement works toward a world where agriculture serves as the foundation of our communities, where growing food and fiber is spiritually grounded, and the work, food, and products grown cultivate the health, well-being, and development of our Earth and all her inhabitants.
(L-R: biodynamic farmers!, Lady of the Sunshine Winery, Avena Botanicals, Teton Full Circle Farm)
We are an Alliance of the Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA, working to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem by:
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Biodynamic Demeter Alliance, click here.
(L-R: 2019 Biodynamic Conference (c) Broken Banjo Photography, Biodynamics Journal, Flavor Guide )
Connecting and Communicating
Conferences and Events
The North American Biodynamic Conference from November 8-12 in Westminster, Colorado, is the largest biodynamic gathering on the continent, bringsing together up to 1000 farmers, gardeners, educators, researchers, activists, chefs, and foodies to teach, learn, connect, and share about biodynamics and regenerative agriculture. This year, we will also have the first-ever Biodynamic Food & Wine Showcase during the Conference to cultivate relationships between biodynamic producers and the greater biodynamic community. We also partner with other organizations to curate and organize biodynamic workshops. To learn more and to register, click here.
Publishing and Communications
The Biodynamics Journal, a benefit of membership in the BDA, has been in publication since 1941 and is recognized as one of the world's preeminent publications on biodynamic farming and gardening.
The Biodynamic Flavor Guide, in its first year, showcases Demeter-certified Biodynamic® producers, along with articles about biodynamics, to build consumer awareness and enthusiasm for biodynamic products.
Our Community Connections page includes a Community Calendar, Job Opportunities Forum, Regional Group contact list, links to our Biodynamic Community Facebook Group and partner organizations, and much more.
The Biodynamic Association offers a hands-on, holistic, and innovative farmer training program for aspiring biodynamic farmers throughout North America. The program is rooted in a diversity of exemplary farms, and trainees connect across distances through dynamic, interactive online learning platforms. Beginning farmers seeking apprenticeships and established farmers looking to learn and practice biodynamics are welcome to apply. To learn more, click here.
The Biodynamic Scholarship Fund serves farmers, aspiring farmers, and others who want to learn about and develop their biodynamic skills but 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.
The Alliance, via our Demeter USA partner, certifies producers seeking or holding existing Demeter Biodynamic® certification. Demeter certification is the gold standard within the organic and regenerative agriculture movements, and we work to maintain the standards and grow the number of Demeter-certified producers. Learn more.
We strive to expand market opportunities for biodynamic producers to help them grow their businesses. These include raising consumer awareness of biodynamic farmers and other producers, marketing their products to buyers, consumers, and retailers, and researching to help biodynamic producers get compensated for their soil-building and biodiversity-enhancing practices.