Education & Resources
Take a look around our online resources, including videos, examples of our publications, the biodynamic calendar, submissions we’ve made to government, and links to useful sources of information about biodynamics from around the world.
Biodynamic methods work toward the development of the farm or garden as a balanced and sustainable unit. They include organic practices such as crop rotation, recycling through composts and liquid manures, and increasing plant and animal bio diversity. Special plant, animal and mineral preparations are used. The rhythmic influences of the sun, moon, planets and stars are recognised and worked with where possible. These methods lead to a natural reduction of pests and diseases in plants and animals, and an increase in the nutritive and health giving value of food produced.
To get started – watch this Introduction to Biodynamics video from Su Hoskin.
Resource Guides for Organic and Biodynamic Farming
These guides were prepared for Biodynamics New Zealand and Soil and Health Association using a grant from the Ministry of Agriculture Sustainable Farming Fund.
Local biodynamic producers and international resources
There are biodynamic organisations around the world that have great resource materials available. Here are a few useful links from both NZ and the world:
- What is biodynamics? (NZ)
- Getting started with biodynamic gardening (UK)
- A biodynamic farm in north Canterbury (NZ)
- A biodynamic vineyard in Marlborough (NZ)
- Newspaper article featuring a biodynamic berry garden in the Manawatu (NZ)
- A biodynamic garden on the Wairarapa Coast (NZ)
- Articles and resources (from North America)
- A public biodynamic garden (in the UK)
Listen to biodynamic adviser Peter Proctor discussing biodynamics with Kim Hill on Radio NZ National.
- Biodynamic Case Studies
- Biodynamic Preparations
- Biodynamics in Schools
- Cosmic Influences
- Cows + Ethical Calf Raising
- Growing Food
- Harvest Magazine Article
- Latest News
- Nutrition + Food
- Past Events
- Pest Management
- Stirring + Water + Flowform
- Sustainability + Climate