Biodynamics - holistic
sustainable organic agriculture
There are biodynamic organisations around the world that have great resource materials available. Here are a few
Listen to biodynamic adviser Peter Proctor discussing
biodynamics with Kim
Hill on Radio NZ National.
The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association was formed in 1939 to promote biodynamic methods.
The objects of the Association are to foster, guide and safeguard in New Zealand the biodynamic approach to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry as initiated by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 and as practised progressively since that time.
Membership is open to anyone interested in biodynamic farming and gardening methods. There are currently about 800 members who include farmers, processors, orchardists, commercial and home gardeners as well as others who wish to support this work. New members receive a copy of the current Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Calendar, copies of Harvests, and information booklets on a range of management practices such as how to use biodynamic preparations and how to make compost and liquid manures.
Events - view details
Calendar: A comprehensive calendar providing information on moon and planet cycles and explanations on how to use the information to enable farming and gardening activities to be carried out at optimal times. Click here to see a recent calendar page.
College runs a certificate course in applied organics and
biodynamics. This increasingly popular course is distance
education with a difference. During the year there will be a
variety of regional meetings and workshops including:
Other activities for members: These include provision of the biodynamic preparations, book loans and sales. Click here for details and a members' order form.
Regional Groups: There are groups running activities in many regions. Click here for regional group contact names.
Organic sector organisations: The Bio Dynamic Association has close working relationships with BioGro NZ: www.bio-gro.co.nz, Soil and Health Association:www.soil-health.org.nz, and OPENZ (Organic Products Exporters of NZ): www.organicsnewzealand.org.nz.
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