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The Biodynamic Demeter Alliance connects our nation’s diverse Biodynamic community within a vibrant and progressive organization to serve as a leader in the regenerative agriculture movement and the broader food system.

Biodynamic practices have long been considered the gold standard in regenerative agriculture, and – as the oldest methodology-based certifier worldwide – the Demeter® brand and Biodynamic practices continue to be at the frontline of developing solutions to agriculture and global issues associated with climate change and the degradation of soil, water, and the environment.

Initiated in the early 1920’s by Rudolf Steiner, biodynamic agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that views the farm or ranch as a self-sufficient, integrated whole: a living organism. To create a farm as such a closed-loop system, solutions for that farm’s vitality – fertility, soil health, disease, and pest control – must arise from the farm itself, thus increasing biodiversity, enriching the soil, and enhancing ecosystem services, all while capturing atmospheric carbon in soil and above-ground biomass.  The Alliance represents 44,000 acres of Biodynamic® certified producers, 98 certified Biodynamic® businesses (non-farming), and an expanded network of nearly 200,000 individuals with collaborative ties to more than 30 regional organizations.

“There is practically no field of human endeavor that does not relate to agriculture in some way. Seen from whatever perspective you choose, agriculture touches on every single aspect of human life, as you will see from the course itself. ….Knowing these things brings agriculture into intimate relationship with society in an objective way. And this is what is so important, that agriculture be related to the whole of social life.”

Rudolf Steiner, 1924

RSS Alliance Updates

  • Video Update from Daphne Amory: July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
    Alliance Board Acting Chair Daphne Amory talks about the possibility of creating agency around how we engage as humans in a reciprocal world.
  • Video Update from Beth Hoinacki: July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
    Alliance Board Secretary Beth Hoinacki shares how Goodfoot Farm's orchard epitomizes how the various parts of the Alliance work together and complement each other.
  • Video Update: July 7, 2022 July 7, 2022
    Executive Director Sheila Foster shares about how the Alliance is looking at supporting Biodynamic farmers and producers in getting paid for the ecological services they provide.
  • Video Update: June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
    Alliance Executive Director Sheila Foster joins us this week from Filigreen Farm in the Anderson Valley in California, where she took part in BDANC's Summer Gathering.
  • Video Update from Our Executive Director: June 15, 2022 June 15, 2022
    Sheila Foster joins us this week from New Mexico, where she will be visiting with Joseluis Ortiz y Muniz, a Biodynamic Demeter Alliance Board member and Community Liaison and Visiting Research Scientist and Greenroots Institute.
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