News & Events

1080: the Association’s view

Warning notice about 1080 drop on the West Coast of the South Island

Recently, we’ve been asked about the Association’s stance in relation to the use of 1080, particularly where its application could affect biodynamic producers and/or threaten Demeter certification.

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Marketing workshops

BioGro logo

BioGro is organising a series of marketing workshops around New Zealand  to help smaller businesses, growers and farmers market their organic, biodynamic or sustainable products.

Each workshop has 15 seats available and the first one will most likely be in Auckland on June 25.

The workshops will be hosted by Kerryn Merriman of Courage Marketing. Kerryn is a marketing expert who has worked with various sized organisations (including farmers markets) in developing business and marketing planning. She is passionate about organics, agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Workshop participants will learn how to build a marketing plan including developing strategies, tactics, promotion, sales scripts and customer relations. You’ll also receive a marketing skills workbook developed by Courage Marketing to take away following the workshop.

These workshops are not just for BioGro clients. They’re open to all interested producers who want to better their marketing skills. They’re definitely suited to those operating in the domestic market including those selling at farmers markets.

You’ll find more information and a programme outline on the BioGro website:

Details are still being finalised so at this stage BiodGro are asking people to register their interest.

Taruna extends enrolment date

Tiny peas in a pod

Taruna College has extended its intake date for enrolments in its winter Biodynamics programme, Certificate in Applied Organics & Biodynamics (Part-time, Full-year).

The new date is Friday 19 June.

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Taruna College winter intake begins 17 April

Tiny peas in a pod

Taruna College is currently welcoming enrolments for its upcoming Biodynamics programme: Certificate in Applied Organics & Biodynamics (Part-time, Full-year).

Winter intake begins 17th April.

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Biodynamic Otago Community discussion group

The word "BIO" spelled out in daisies on a lawn

The first discussion group meeting of the Biodynamic Otago Community will take place on Thursday 26 February.

The venue is the convention room, upstairs at The Victoria Arms Hotel in Old Cromwell.

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Coromandel workshop

Peter Bacchus, life member of the NZ Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Assn

A workshop demonstrating how biodynamics can be practically used in our gardens, orchards and farms to grow strong, healthy plants and animals and high quality food, will be held on Saturday 7 February at 2628A Rings Road, Coromandel.

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Otago lecture cancelled

The second in the Biodynamic Lecture Series, to have been held over 13–14 February 2015 at the Dunstan Lake Boat Club, Cromwell, Central Otago, has been cancelled.

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Biodynamic Lecture Series: limited offer

The second in the Biodynamic Lecture Series will be held over 13–14 February 2015 at the Dunstan Lake Boat Club, Cromwell, Central Otago.

The guest speaker is Glen Atkinson: astrologer, gardener, homeopath and philosopher with a long interest in biodynamics. Glen’s lecture will focus on understanding the Agriculture Course.

If you register and pay by 20 December, you’ll be eligible for an earlybird special offer of $200 per person (save $50). You’ll also receive a free copy of Glen’s book, The Energetic Activities, which provides the reference material for his talk and is a valuable preparation tool in relation to this event.

For registrations and enquiries, please contact Su Hoskin on 021 143 8233 or

More details and updates are available on the Biodynamic Community Otago Facebook page and the Biodynamic Lecture Series link.

Welcome to the NZ Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Assoc.

Our members include farmers, processors, orchardists, commercial growers and home gardeners.

Holistic Sustainable Organic Agriculture

We aim to produce healthy soil, vigorous plants and nutritious food for humans and animals.