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“Healing the planet through agriculture”

Hawthorne Valley Farm • Ghent, New York

Biodynamic Farming

...started in Europe in the late 1920's following Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture Course
Hawthorne Valley Farm • Ghent, New York
Biodynamic farming requires a Goethean observation of nature and its application to a farming system

Biodynamic Farming

...requires a Goethean observation of nature and its application to a farming system
Kirshenmann Family Farm • Medina North Dakota
Johan Vineyards • Rickreall, OR

Biodynamic Farming

...views nature as an interconnected whole, a totality, endowed with archetypal rhythm
Johan Vineyards • Rickreall, OR
Biodynamic farming requires the entire farm, versus a pre-defined area within a farm, be certified.

Biodynamic Farming

...requires the entire farm, versus a pre-defined area within a farm, be certified.
Whitted Bowers Farm  Cedar Grove • North Carolina
Biodynamic farming... even the ladybug has an honored role on the farm.

Biodynamic Farming

...even the ladybug has an honored role on the farm
Mendocino Wine Company • Ukiah CA

Mission

Demeter Association, Inc. is the United States’ representative of Demeter International. We are a not-for-profit incorporated in 1985 with the mission to enable people to farm successfully, in accordance with Biodynamic® practices and principles. Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through agriculture.

2016 Accomplishments

bullet Increased certified acreage 16%, from 18,720 to 21,791 acres, which includes more than 2,200 acres protected in biodiversity preserve
bullet Welcomed 27 new Biodynamic farms and brands to our family of 218 members
bulletAdvised more than 350 farmers and brands about Biodynamic certification forwarding more than 200 applications
bulletHosted 20 farmer workshops providing Biodynamic training for 1,155 farmers
bulletWorked with more than 50 national brands bringing Biodynamic products to market
bulletLaunched first-in-nation Biodynamic curriculum in partnership with Maharishi University of Management
bulletPresented at marketplace conferences including Expo East, Expo West, Provender, and Esca Bona
bulletIncreased public awareness including national press strategy resulting in Shape article "What are Biodynamic Foods and Why Should You Be Eating Them?"
bulletAnnounced 2017 Regenerative Farming Initiative to encourage the growth of carbon sequestering soil on Biodynamic farms

 

“Biodynamic agriculture is really, really natural.”  Sierra “In Biodynamic Vino Veritas”  Joel Stein November 2008