Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association

Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association

The Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association is a United States company which promotes the Biodynamic agriculture system, and has headquarters based outside of Eugene, Oregon.


Biodynamic agriculture was inaugurated in 1924 by Austrian scientist Rudolf Steiner. It is the oldest, non-chemical agricultural movement and pre-dates organic agriculture by some twenty years. The Association was formed in 1938 in New York state with the support of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, a disciple of Rudolf Steiner, when he immigrated to the U.S. [A.D. Paschoal, "Sustainable Agriculture: An Increasing Worldwide Concern and Reality", presented at "Second International Conference on Kyusei Nature Farming, São Paulo, Brazil" (October 1991). [ Conference presentation] ] . It is organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The Association is a non-profit, membership organization and is open to the public. It has an educational focus and conducts conferences, workshops and seminars; publishes books and a quarterly journal, "Biodynamics"; and supports regional, grass-roots membership groups. It provides several booklets with specific instructions on biodynamic methods, including the biodynamic preparations and composting. [Steve Diver, "Biodynamic Farming & Compost Preparation", Alternative Farming Systems Guide: ATTRA, February 1999. [ Document text] ]


External links

* [ The Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association homepage]
* [ Regional Groups]
* [ Community Supported Agriculture]
* [ Planting Calendar]
* [ Directory of Initiatives Published By The Anthroposophical Society]
* [ - McKean County Biodynamics featuring Master Gardener L. A. Rotheraine, Blue Ribbon Vegetables, Tomato Seeds, Angels, and Atlantis]

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