News & Events

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.


The biodynamic association, in addition to the subscription of its membership, relies on the generosity of the public to continue the pursuit of a biodynamic New Zealand. This includes the marketing, education and promotion of biodynamic understanding and practices, in addition to campaigns on such issues as GE / GMO, government regulation and legislation, trademarking, auditing and maintaining the Demeter Standards on an international level. The Biodynamic Association has its roots firmly planted in the future of New Zealand and we rely on like-minded people who share our vision to support this cause.

Anything that you can donate will be greatly appreciated: whether it be monetary, land-based, or even just your time.

You can also choose to leave a bequest to the Biodynamic Association and/or Kete Ora Trust on your passing. Please contact us if you need help with further information about this.

Conference 2014

The 2014 New Zealand Biodynamic Conference.

Speakers shared a cornucopia of thought-provoking perspectives at this year’s annual biodynamic conference. The conference was held in Palmerston North, from Friday, May 23 until Sunday, May 25.

The keynote speakers at this year’s conference were Steffen and Rachel Schneider, who had come over from New York State in the USA. They kicked off the conference together, with an overview of their Hawthorne Valley Farm, which made for an incredibly inspiring window into a holistic biodynamic community, encompassing a mixed farming system (dairy, beef cattle, pigs, chickens, vegetables, grains), artisan food (bakery, creamery, kraut cellar) and various learning centres (apprenticeships, internships, workshops, farm tours, farm camps).

Find out more in our full article in the latest Harvests magazine…