Creating fertile soil: from nature to culture – February 1-4 2017

Creating fertile soil: from nature to culture February 1-4 2017 The Annual International Agriculture Conference of the biodynamic movement at the Goetheanum (Simultaneous translation into German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.) For thousands of years fertile soil has been the key factor underpinning cultural development. Our civilisation however is presently causing a massive loss of fertile soil through … Read more…

“From burning issue to beacon of light” – Intensive study week in Swizerland

From burning issue to beacon of light Intensive study week for those carrying responsibility in the biodynamic movement  8 – 13 January 2017 The Intensive Study Week “From burning issue to beacon of light“ will take place at the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum in Dornach (Switzerland). The Intensive study week is a workshop for people who … Read more…

New International Report on Biodynamic Preparation Work

A new report on work being done with biodynamic preparations in all parts of the world, has just been published by the International Agriculture Section of the School for Spiritual Science in Dornach. Sponsors of the report include Demeter International. Here is a link to a pdf of the report: the_biodynamic_preparations_in_context_web_final-1-1 The Introduction to the report … Read more…

Traugher Groh (1932-2016)

The following is a tribute to biodynamic elder Trauger Grogh, written by Daniele La Berge of Quebec. Trauger, along with Bernard Hack, was one of the first Demeter inspectors to work in Quebec. An English translation by Diana Thiriar follows the French text. Traugher Groh (1932-2016) Bonjour, Je désire vous laisser savoir que Traugher Groh … Read more…

The Newsletter of Demeter International, the International Biodynamic Association, and the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum

The Newsletter of Demeter International, the International Biodynamic Association, and the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum is now available in English and available with the link below: Newsletter III 2016_eng (1) DI’s Vision, Mission, Principles, Values can be found on the “Resources” page. See all the exciting and innovative work being done by our colleagues in … Read more…

Demeter Canada Certified Nova Scotia Vineyard Receives Award

Demeter Canada Certified Nova Scotia Vineyard Receives Award July 22, 2016, N.S. – Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is pleased to announce the 2014 Ancienne Chardonnay has been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. This award, established by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honorable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality … Read more…

Christoph Simpfendörfer first General Secretary for Demeter International

Christoph Simpfendörfer first General Secretary for Demeter International The worldwide Demeter movement has the strengthening of Biodynamic work across the globe as a major objective.  To this purpose Christoph Simpfendörfer, a farmer from Stuttgart, has been nominated the first General Secretary for Demeter International. For nearly 30 years Christoph Simpfendörfer has been responsible for Reyerhof, … Read more…