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…

Internship vacancy-Demeter International EU Liaison Office Brussels

Internship vacancy-Demeter International EU Liaison Office Brussels: Would you like to work as a trainee in Brussels? Core tasks of the intern in September 2016 -To assist in the organization of Demeter International activities of advocacy work in the field of organic farming and applied Anthroposophy (i.e. biodynamic farming, anthroposophical medicine and Steiner/Waldorf pedagogy as … Read more…

NORTH OF THE 45TH PARALLEL: Biodynamic Agriculture in Canada

  NORTH OF THE 45TH PARALLEL: Biodynamic Agriculture in Canada Diana Thiriar and Laurie Mcgregor, with Karen Davis-Brown (reprinted from the Fall 2015 issue of the Biodynamic Association Journal) FROM EAST TO WEST, FROM SOUTH TO NORTH—or vice-versa—Canada’s geogra­phy, history, and cultures are challenging to describe or comprehend in their richness and diversity. In a country comprising … Read more…

 The Seven “Pillars” of a Demeter-Certified Farm

The Seven “Pillars” of a Demeter-Certified Farm are based on the best practice of biodynamic agriculture, according to the work of Rudolf Steiner. They are: Biological Diversity A Demeter certified farm must have a minimum of 10% of its total effective land base‐ clearly documented in a calculated acreage figure‐ set aside as a biodiversity reserve. … Read more…

Who is Demeter Canada? What do we do?

WHO ARE WE? Demeter Canada is made up of farms across the country who are fulfilling the Standards for Certification established by Demeter International, a network of individual certification organisations world-wide.   WHAT DO WE DO? Demeter Canada coordinates all biodynamic certification in Ontario, and in most other provinces. We offer two levels of certification, Demeter and … Read more…