Learning & Events

LEARNING & EVENTS

The most effective way of learning about Bio-Dynamics is by attending a Field Day.
These are scheduled throughout the year, at various Bio-Dynamic farms.

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Upcoming Field Days

23 March, 2020
Attention all members of the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia;

We regret to inform you that the upcoming BDAAA Conference has been cancelled.
In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Conference.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. There may be an opportunity for a get-together later in the year, however given the current unpredictable climate this will need to be confirmed in a few months. As we move forward into these uncertain times, we encourage you to take comfort and nourishment in the qualities of our Bio-Dynamic produce and look after each other.

There are also books, DVD’s and written Lectures by Alex Podolinksy to further your individual education on the Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method.

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Introductory Field Days

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Introductory field days are held across the country at different times of the year.
Topics covered include:

  • History and development of Bio-Dynamic Farming & Growing

  • Plant feeding within nature

  • Soil cultivation to improve soil structure

  • Soil humus formation and microbial activity

  • Bio-Dynamic plant expression

  • Using Bio-Dynamic preparation 500

  • Prepared 500 (Podolinsky introduced: 500 plus 502-507)

  • Using Bio-Dynamic preparation 501

  • Stirring and applying the Bio-Dynamic preparations

  • Preparing soil to receive the  Bio-Dynamic preparations at the most beneficial time

  • Building a B.D. compost heap and using compost preparations 502-507

  • Sheet composting and green manures

  • Using the Bio-Dynamic Astrological sowing chart

Activities include:

  • Participatory demonstrations of stirring, spraying preparations, building a compost heap and green manuring

  • Where applicable, farm walks showing Bio-Dynamic results and discussing practical aspects of Bio-Dynamic farming

  • Quality Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic preparations are displayed Successful completion of an introductory field day facilitates full membership of the Bio-Dynamic Growers Australia.  Information and application forms are available on the day.

Learning Resources

A series of books and DVD’s covering the Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic practices can be purchased at biodynamic.com.au
For books – click here.

Suggested books to start with are:

  • Alex Podolinsky Lectures, Volume 1

  • Living Agriculture

For DVD’s – click here.

Download Resources

2011 Lecture
Written version of an address given to farmers at a field day on a Bio-Dynamic grazing / cropping property near Young, NSW, Australia.
Discusses (world-wide) problem of loss of water storage due to compaction of soils.
Shows how Bio-Dynamics can remedy this situation.

Bio-Dynamics Agriculture of the Future
Excellent introduction to the Bio-Dynamic method, provides a comprehensive, yet easily readable, explanation of the difference between organic and Bio-Dynamic farming and resulting product quality.

Living Agriculture
Topics include: reclamation of salt affected farming land under Bio-Dynamic management / humus vs organic matter and their qualitatively differing effects on soil and plant feeding / education and training of farmers.

Living Knowledge
Topics include: Classic Natural Science vs Hypothetical Science / correct stirring of 500 reflected in Kepler’s 3 Laws / life implanting action of Chaos / 3 types of viewing – imagination, intuition, inspiration.

IFOAM Conference Address 2005
Addresses the problem of Australian agriculture as world phosphate reserves diminish, providing a truly sustainable alternative to the modern approach of “input” farming – which is occurring even on organic farms.

Several videos are available to view here
Soil Conversion
5 Bio-Dynamic Farms
Compost Making
Cosmo Earthly Ecology
Vortex Vegies



           




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Email: info@demeterbiodynamic.com.au

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