Key Issues in Biodynamic Agriculture



Biodynamic Preparations – Best practice manual


We are happy to present a best practice manual for the production and use of the Biodynamic Preparations – the first publication by the Biodynamic Federation.

Anne and Rolf Bucher, experienced biodynamic gardeners and active as biodynamic advisors for farming communities in Asia and Africa, have described all the steps in making preparations, from cultivation and harvesting of the plants through the processes for each and ending with the storage and the use of the preparations themselves. It includes a chapter on CPP or Barrel Compost.

The manual is meant as a practical guide for beginners, to support active engagement with the preparations and is suitable for introduction courses and can be downloaded here: 200622_bfdi_prepbrosch

2021 Demeter Standards:

The Seven Pillars of Demeter Certified Farms
download the pdf: The Seven

How to Convert to biodynamic,
download the pdf: di_conversion-brosch-en.pdf

A basic guide from Demeter International on “Why Cows Have Horns”:

Research about biodynamic farming can be found at