Biodynamic agriculture was inaugurated in 1924 by Austrian scientist Rudolf Steiner. It is the oldest, non-chemical agricultural movement and pre-dates organic agriculture by some twenty years. Biodynamics does more than avoid chemicals and seeks to actively work with the health-giving forces of nature. Biodynamics is a world-wide agricultural movement. Farms may be certified Biodynamic by the Demeter Association, an international certifier. Click here to learn more.
Camphill is dedicated to social renewal through community building with children, youth, and adults who have developmental disabilities. In a time where many are experiencing a crisis of spirit and search for meaning, Camphill offers a life of celebration, service, and community building in which all participants flourish. Click here to learn more.
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The mission of the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, Inc. is to heal the earth through production of quality biodynamic preparations, and to advance education and research in biodynamic agriculture. Click here to learn more.
Native Plant Nursery of Southwest Ohio. We encourage the use of local native plants from Southwestern Ohio for restoration projects, retention basins, rain gardens and residential landscaping. Our plants are nursery grown from seed and cuttings. Click here to learn more.
The Pfeiffer Center is dedicated to education, research and outreach in farming, gardening and beekeeping. An important goal is to raise awareness of biodynamics as he most holistic approach to caring for the land. Named in honor of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, a research pioneer in biodynamic agriculture and nutrition, the center cultivates a two-acre biodynamic garden and offers workshops, apprenticeships and a one-year, part-time gardening course. Click here to learn more.
The Social Sculpture Research Unit is based within the multidisciplinary School of Art, Publishing and Music at Oxford Brookes University. The unit promotes collaborations between practitioners and theorists in a range of creative disciplines. The Unit aims to facilitate the practices of, and critical reflection on, social sculpture and related fields of art and social process. Click here to learn more.
We are a group of individuals working with biodynamic agriculture, holistic beekeeping, Waldorf education and therapies inspired by Anthroposophy. Out of our experiences we aim to create a biodynamic farm with a bee sanctuary at its heart, cultivating an environment that promotes life and health. The practical work will be carried out in the spirit of ongoing research, shared with other like-minded institutions and offered to the general public through apprenticeships, workshops, conferences and publications. Click here to learn more.
Drawing lessons from our rural heritage Turner Farm is building a positive future for agriculture by demonstrating that local organic low-impact food production grows healthy communities and healthy ecosystems. Click here to learn more.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price. The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. Click here to learn more.
World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA) is part of a world-wide effort to link volunteers with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.