Demeter-International Members’ Assembly held in Italy adopts criteria for economic cooperation

Demeter-International Members’ Assembly held in Italy adopts criteria for economic cooperation (Reprinted from the Demeter International website, accessed March 13, 2018, http://www.demeter.net/co-creating-future-holistic-approach) Co-creating the future with a holistic approach In the face of current challenges in food and farming – devastating milk prices for conventional dairy farms, extreme weather events as a consequence of climate change, … Read more…

Rafter 25 Ranch — Demeter Certified Meat in British Columbia

Rafter 25 Ranch — Demeter Certified Meat in British Columbia (From their website, http://www.pasturetoplate.ca/rafter-25-ranch/ ) THE RANCH Ranch headquarters are situated in Redstone, British Columbia. All owned ranchland is certified organic and only organic ranching and organic farming practices are applied. Animals are handled low stress to ensure docility and safety to handlers and livestock. We switched … Read more…

Musings on Biodynamic Cows, Their Horns, and the Evolution of the Earth

Musings on Biodynamic Cows, Their Horns, and the Evolution of the Earth By Jim Fullmer, Co-Director of Demeter-USA (Reprinted from the Demeter USA website, http://www.demeter-usa.org/for-farmers/for-farmers-archive/biodynamic-cows.asp) Have you ever wondered why cows have horns…?  It’s a most important question.  What happens in the places where the hooves and the horns are growing? A locality is created where … Read more…

Demeter International Certification workshop 2017

Demeter International Certification workshop 2017 Emerson College, Sussex, England It was a great pleasure to welcome the Demeter-International Certification workshop in September to Emerson College in south of England. We were blessed by both typical English rain as well as early autumn sunshine. Emerson has a long tradition with Biodynamics, with Dr Herbert Koepf being … Read more…

Demeter Certified Farmer Mike Lanigan interviewed for CBC

Demeter Certified Farmer Mike Lanigan interviewed for CBC (Reprinted from the November 10, 2017, Village Market Newsletter, <info@villagemarket.ca>) How long before he gets his own show? From local biodynamic farmer Mike Lanigan’s Facebook page: “Piya Chattopadhyay, CBC radio, “Out In The Open”, was just here at “The Farmouse Garden” for an interview. What a delightful … Read more…

International Days of Demeter Wine February 25-27

International Days of Demeter Wine February 25-27   Demeter-certified vineyards and wineries from all over the world will gather in Vienna, Austria, February 25-27, for three days of seminars, estate visits, and an International Wine Fair. Sunday presenters include vintners from Italy, France, and Austria, sharing their experience  with integrating animals, soil fertility, and how … Read more…

Meet International Soil Fertility/Compost Expert Uli Johannes Koenig and Learn About Biodynamic Certification

Based at the Research Center for International Bio-Dynamic Economics (Forschungsring für Biologisch-Dynamische Wirtschaftsweise e.V.), Uli Johannes Koenig has specialized in soil fertility, compost, and the biodynamic preparation making since 1989. A presenter at the conference, he will be available for questions and discussion 10am to 12 noon.   Demeter Canada Board Member Uli Hack and … Read more…

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard Retail Facility Grand Opening September 24

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard Retail Facility Grand Opening September 24 Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard has practiced biodynamic viticulture in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley since 2009. Specializing in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling and other German-styled whites specifically selected for their microclimates, they create “hand-crafted, small batch wines” from Demeter certified grapes.   Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard … Read more…