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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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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Our Summer 2016/17 edition of Harvests is now available through selected retailers. In this issue, Anne Dodds looks at the relationship between art and gardens; David Wright contrasts and compares the scientific and philosophical worldviews behind chemical, organic… Read More

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“The Biodynamic Preparations in Context — case studies of worldwide practice”. This substantial document features case studies from New Zealand practitioners Chris Hull and the Hohepa community; and Colin Ross and Wendy Tillman of Seresin Estate (Wendy’s radiant… Read More

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“Why cows have horns” is a resource compiled by the cattle breeding group of the Swiss Biodynamic Association in conjunction with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and co-published by the NZ Biodynamic Association.

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