Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Biodynamic agriculture has been practiced for nearly a century, on every continent on Earth. Biodynamic principles and practices are based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, and have been developed through the collaboration of many farmers and researchers since the early 1920s. Today, the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of regenerative gardens, farms, ranches, orchards, and vineyards, in a wide variety of climates, ecological contexts, and economic settings.
Nutrition affects the entire human being, that is to say, the body, but also his vitality and psycho-spiritual state of mind. For this reason, Rudolf Steiner began to give indications already in his earliest lectures 100 years ago on an appropriate nutrition not just for an esotericist, but for all human beings. With the advent of biodynamic agriculture, this consciousness was extended to include not just the selection of foodstuffs like grains or potatoes, but also to the standard of their cultivation. Consequently, it is an agricultural method that is not just a service to the earth itself, but the products it produces provide healthy nutritional sustenance for people.
Taking an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach, we aim to bring together both academic research and farmer’s expertise to explore and discuss issues in biodynamic food and farming systems.… >> The 1st International Conference on Biodynamic Research
Same time every year, music, short skits, eurythmy pieces and inspiring speeches lead the scene at the SEKEM Farm.… >> SEKEM Spring Festival 2018: A 40-Year Look Back, A 40-Year Look Ahead
The founder and chair of the Sekem-Initiative in Egypt died on 15th of June at the age of 80.… >> The Demeter-Community is Grieving for Ibrahim Abouleish
Presently 180,000 hectares are Demeter certified in 54 countries. The positive consequences for the earth, for global climate and for the nutrition of mankind are significant and offer encouraging perspectives.… >> Co-creating the future with a holistic approach
The Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum has published the report of the Agriculture Conference 2017 "Creating fertile soil - from nature to culture".… >> Creating fertile soil - from nature to culture
Biodynamic advisor and trainer Mr. Jakes Jayakaran reports that the Biodynamic Farming methods and Demeter standards are on the upswing in China, Taiwan and India.… >> Demeter is getting popular in Asia