About Biodynamics

Biodynamics (“biological-dynamics”) is a method of organic agriculture that can be applied to any farm, garden or horticultural enterprise by following a series of practical steps. It is based on the teachings of scientist and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner.

In the early 1920s, a number of European farmers were deeply worried about signs of agriculture in decline. These signs included increasing soil infertility, loss of food quality and reduced vigour in livestock.

The farmers approached Dr Steiner for advice. He responded with a series of lectures that introduced biodynamic concepts.

In New Zealand, biodynamic methods were first used in 1928 at Havelock North and the Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association was born in 1939.

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