News & Events

Assn Secy David Wright finishes after 27 years

David Wright smiles at the 2017 AGM ion Aucland

Today was David Wright’s last day as the Association’s Executive Secretary, after nearly three decades in the role.

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Conference registration now open!

Everything you could possibly want to know about our 2017 conference is now online and live!

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2017 pre-conference workshop

Newsflash! We’re thrilled to announce we’re hosting a pre-conference introduction to biodynamics: Bringing life to urban gardens.

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Conference 2017: Andy Black

Biodynamics conference 2017 speaker Andy Black

There’s very little Hawke’s Bay resident and 2017 conference speaker Andy Black doesn’t know about growing veges and herbs. He’s also an expert at growing under glass.  Read More

Conference 2017: Diane Watkin

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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Help!

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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2017 Conference

Rooftop food garden with cityscape in the background

Our 2017 conference is only nine weeks away! This year’s theme is “Urban biodynamics: growing the future”, and we’ll be covering everything from backyards to balconies, and lifestyle blocks to farms on the city’s outskirts.

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New year, new learning!

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.  Read More

Harvests Summer 2016/17 out now!

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 and biodynamic farming; and Demeter-certified berry grower, Joanne Turner, talks about the challenges facing small organic and biodynamic producers.

It’s great summer reading and remember, if you’re an Association member, your discounted annual Harvests subscription is included in your membership fee. Learn more about joining the Association here.

Biodynamic preps – global case studies

“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 smile made the cover!).

Check out the English language version here: http://www.sektion-landwirtschaft.org/en/thematic-areas/biodynamic-preparations/