Taking a Holistic View

Biodynamics is a systems approach, where the farm, vineyard, orchard or garden is viewed as a living whole and each activity affects everything else. Management is based on the grower’s own careful observations, plus the results of tests and analyses. In this way, modern technology and traditional knowledge marry to form a highly-effective method that’s unique to each location.

What are the advantages?
Biodynamics uses very limited external inputs and re-uses most on-farm waste, so it has a low impact on the environment. It also provides an economical way of farming because most of the costs are met at the time they are incurred.

One of the most easily-seen and dramatic benefits of biodynamic practice is the exceptional quality of the produce: flavour, appearance and keeping quality are all enhanced.

The international trademark Demeter is your guarantee that produce is grown biodynamically.
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The theme for the 2018 Biodynamic Conference is Water and Light.  And what a wonderful place to appreciate both – Central Otago. The 2018 Biodynamic Conference will take place from Friday, 22nd to Sunday, 24th June 2018.  The… Read More

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  Due to the success of the pre-conference workshop last year, we’re delighted to announce that we will again be hosting an introductory workshop before the 2018 Biodynamic Conference.  This workshop will be held at Domaine Thomson Vineyard,… Read More

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Su Hoskin at Domaine Thomson, Central Otago, New Zealand, demonstrates how to make biodynamic horn manure

Videographer Colin Ross is our newest council member and he hasn’t wasted any time in putting his skills to use. He’s captured a recent horn manure-making session led by Su Hoskin at Domaine Thomson. Check it out!

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14 Oct—19 Nov 2017. For absolute beginners!  Combine online learning with practical workshops. See under NEWS & EVENTS.

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