BIO-DYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
The Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Australia (BDAAA), founded in 1953, is a guild that provides advice and training to help farmers adopt and practise the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method in their farm enterprise.
On admission to the Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Australia (BDAAA) after the appropriate training, farmers agree to practise the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method in preference to any other agricultural method, as described in the books and lectures of Alex Podolinsky and the handbook Biodynamics – A Practical Introduction.
The Australian Demeter Biodynamic method championed by the BDAAA focuses on establishing healthy, aerobic soils with enhanced soil biology, soil structure and humus, without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, genetically modified organisms, or the use of any unnecessary additives and inputs.
Practices and principles of the method include the planting of green manure crops; sheet composting; rotational grazing and dynamic pasture management; regular harrowing, and careful soil cultivation; along with the timely application of BDAAA-approved, properly stored and activated microbial preparations 500 and 502-507 to promote root growth, humus formation and microbial activity.
Farmers practising the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method build healthy, living, structured soils with greater capacity to hold water and sequester carbon, and plants that are resilient, nutrient dense and flavoursome.
Experienced mentors from the Association provide practical assistance, tuition and technical knowledge to farmers to implement the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method with a view to improving farmlands in the way that nature intended, creating a long term, sustainable and chemical free environment for future generations.
Support for smaller growers and home gardeners interested in adopting the Australian Demeter Biodynamic method is provided by Biodynamic Growers Australia (BDGA).