The Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association in New Zealand (Inc) was formed in 1939 to promote biodynamic methods.
Our objectives are to foster, guide and safeguard in New Zealand the biodynamic approach to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry initiated by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 and practised progressively since.
Membership is open to anyone interested in growing and/or farming biodynamically. We currently have about 800 members who include farmers, viticulturalists, processors, orchardists, and commercial and home gardeners, as well as others who wish to support this work.
We are an active organisation. Our publications include Harvests magazine, information booklets on a range of biodynamic practices, regular newsletters and a yearly biodynamic calendar. Over the years, we’ve made submissions to government on subjects as diverse as genetic engineering, dung beetles, supply of raw milk and The Food Bill.
Our annual conference is held in a different New Zealand location each year and features international keynote speakers, along with workshops designed to further understanding of biodynamics at all levels.