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…

Exports of Demeter Products to China

Exports of Demeter Products to China (From Biodynamics in the World: The Newsletter of The Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum, the International Biodynamic Association (IBDA) and Demeter-International e.V., March 2017) The Chinese market is more and more interested in Demeter products, especially Demeter wines. Demeter Germany, represented by Nina Weis, took part in Prowine Shanghai in November … Read more…

Demeter Canada Partners with Ecocert Canada starting 2017 Season

Demeter Canada Partners with Ecocert Canada Starting 2017 Season     Demeter Canada is pleased to announce a partnership with Ecocert Canada to provide both client and inspection services for Demeter Canada farms and processors. Beginning with the 2017 inspection season, Ecocert Canada will be managing all Demeter Canada client files and completing all Demeter … Read more…

Earth Haven Learning Centre Presents The Esoteric Principles of Yarrow Sunday, August 20, 10am to 3pm

Earth Haven Learning Centre Presents The Esoteric Principles of Yarrow Sunday, August 20, 10am to 3pm   Jonathan Code from Crossfields Institute, Stroud, England will share his insights and observations on how esoteric principles of yarrow influence farming and gardening practices.  Jonathan will also facilitate an exploration of how biodynamic preparations are relevant in agriculture.   … Read more…

Co-creating the future: Demeter-International adopts criteria for economic cooperation

Co-creating the future: Demeter-International adopts criteria for economic cooperation 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, financial speculation on farm land – the urgent need for a paradigm change in food and farming systems becomes more and more … Read more…