What is Biodynamics?
Biodynamics is a is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition based on the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Biodynamics is alive in thousands of thriving gardens, farms, vineyards, ranches, and orchards around the world, and the principles and practices of biodynamics have been developed through the collaboration of many farmers and researchers since the 1920’s.
Biodynamics in Camphill
Many Camphill communities raise cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep, and other animals for food, as well as tending orchards, vegetable, berry and herb gardens, beehives, and sustain other agricultural projects, such as honey and jam production. All of this activity on the land is guided by principles of caring for the soil – and thus the health of animals and humans – in ways that enhance nutrients naturally and protect from toxins. The principles of Biodynamic farming are increasingly being recognized as a step up from “organic” in a world where health-conscious people want to know where their food is coming from.
Opportunities for Biodynamic Apprentices and Managers