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Due to time constraints and other factors, our conference organising team is now down to just two people. This is putting huge pressure on them both.

2017 Conference

Rooftop food garden with cityscape in the background

The New Zealand Biodynamic Association’s 2017 conference will be held at Michael Park School, Ellerslie, Auckland on 19-21 May. This year’s theme is “Urban biodynamics: growing the future”.

New year, new learning!

Happy New Year! Deepen your understanding of biodynamics and its practical application in 2017 with these hands-on workshops—two in the South Island, one in the North. 

Harvests Summer 2016/17 out now!

Our Summer 2016/17 edition of Harvests is now available through selected retailers. In this issue, Anne Dodds looks at the relationship between art and gardens; David Wright contrasts and compares the scientific and philosophical worldviews behind chemical, organic… Read More

Biodynamic preps – global case studies

“The Biodynamic Preparations in Context — case studies of worldwide practice”. This substantial document features case studies from New Zealand practitioners Chris Hull and the Hohepa community; and Colin Ross and Wendy Tillman of Seresin Estate (Wendy’s radiant… Read More

Why cows have horns

Cover image for "Why cows have horns"

“Why cows have horns” is a resource compiled by the cattle breeding group of the Swiss Biodynamic Association in conjunction with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and co-published by the NZ Biodynamic Association.

Plant Morphology Workshop

A Plant Morphology Workshop is taking place in Auckland over 24 -25 September. The workshop facilitator is Ellen-Jane Schildt van Geest, curative eurythmist and art teacher.

Ethical calf-rearing

Suckling calf

Reports late last year of brutal calf-rearing practices at conventionally-run New Zealand dairy farms shocked the nation. But a Manawatu organic dairy producer has demonstrated it’s possible to run a productive and profitable operation without compromising  animal welfare standards.

Biodynamic Conference 2016

The 2016 New Zealand biodynamic conference will be held in Havelock North from 1pm on Friday 27th May to 1pm on Sunday 29th May. Full information and registration details can be found here.

Organic & Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference 2015

Philippe Armenier

The inaugural Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference was held in Blenheim over 8-10 July and by all accounts was a huge success. Su Hoskin shares her impressions.