"Biodynamic" is the name given to a system of farming based on lectures of Austrian Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s.
The name signifies a living, dynamic interaction of biological systems.
The plant environment is considered to be not just soil, but a whole dynamic community, including subtle energies which come to earth from the cosmos.
Ideally the farm is a total self-sufficient organism.
A balance of nature's kingdoms is sought so that all things co-exist in harmony.
Plant, animal and mineral materials are composted before use.
Special preparations described by Rudolf Steiner "wake up" the plants to the subtle positive energies that surround them.
These special preparations bring a profound healing to the Earth.
The result is true food which will nourish body and spirit.
For the farmer, biodynamics represents a schooling in a deeper comprehension of Nature's ways.
There are 44 Demeter certified Biodynamic farms in the U.S. and Mexico.
Demeter organizations exist for the purpose of certifying Biodynamic® farm practices. They also offers an "Aurora Certified Organic" program with enhanced organic standards to recognize farms that are practicing wholistic farm stewardship without making a commitment to Biodynamic agriculture. 'Biodynamic' is a registered certification mark of Demeter Association, Inc.
Inquiries are welcome. Please contact:
Demeter Association, Inc.
Aurora, NY 13026
phone 315 364 5617
fax 315 364 5224