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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Sydney-based Diane Watkin is the keynote speaker at this year’s conference. Here’s some information about Diane and her work.

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Due to time constraints and other factors, our conference organising team is now down to just two people. This is putting huge pressure on them both.

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Rooftop food garden with cityscape in the background

The New Zealand Biodynamic Association’s 2017 conference will be held at Michael Park School, Ellerslie, Auckland on 19-21 May. This year’s theme is “Urban biodynamics: growing the future”.

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Happy New Year! Deepen your understanding of biodynamics and its practical application in 2017 with these hands-on workshops—two in the South Island, one in the North. 

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