BD Contacts

Contacts and Reading List

Contacts for books and education:

Acres, USA
P.O. Box 91299
Austin, TX 78709-1299
fax 512-892-4448
Book sales, conferences dealing with alternative agriculture, a few relate to biodynamics. Publisher Acres USA monthly newspaper.

Anthroposophic Press
3390 Route 9
Hudson, NY 12534
518-851 2054
Book sales covering the broad range of Steiner activities.

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA)
P.O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Phone: 1-800-346-9140 — FAX: (501) 442-9842
Informative, objective, free on-line reports on alternative agriculture.

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc.
1661 N Water Street Suite 307
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(262) 649-9212
(262) 649-9213 fax
Publisher of Biodynamics bi-monthly journal, Kimberton agricultural calendar, and extensive selection of books.

Demeter Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 1390
Philomath, OR 97370
Phone: 541.929.7148
Jim Fullmer, Executive Director
Demeter certification for biodynamic produce; publisher of The Voice of Demeter.

Flowforms America
W2890 County Road ES
East Troy, WI 53120
Flowforms America appears to be the current source of flow forms in this country.

Glen Atkinson
Garuda Biodynamics Ltd
Glen has posted his book “Biodynamics Decoded” and other essays on-line.

Home Orchard Society
Local non-profit group of amateur fruit tree enthusiasts. A good source of scions for unusual fruit varieties.

Dr Ingham’s articles on the soil food web are online at Her Soil Biology Primer is a great introduction at

Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, Inc.
Rt. 1, Box 620
Woolwine, VA 24185
JPI makes and distributes the full range of BD Preparations, as well as the BD Compost Starter and the BD Field Starter. Publisher of Applied Biodynamics, a quarterly newsletter.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 County Rd. ES
East Troy, WI 53120
414-642-4028 Fax

The Pfeiffer Center
c/o Threefold Education Foundation
200 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
914-352-5071 Fax
Educational seminars and training on biodynamic farming and gardening.

Rudolf Steiner College
9200 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
916-961-3032 Fax
Educational programs in Anthroposophy, Waldorf education and Biodynamics. Extensive book store.

Woods End Research Laboratory
Rt. 2, Box 1850
Mt. Vernon, ME 04352
Contact: Dr. William Brinton
Woods End publishes noteworthy manuals on compost, soil organic matter, and green manures.

Reading on Biodynamic Farming

Blaser, Peter, and Ehrenfried Pfeiffer. 1984. Bio-Dynamic Composting on the Farm and How Much Compost Should We Use? Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc., Kimberton, PA. 23 p.

Corrin, George. 1960. Handbook on Composting and the Bio-Dynamic Preparations. Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, London. 32 p.
Carpenter-Boggs, Lyne, “The Science Behind Biodynamics”,

Crimi, Steve, “Performance in the Garden”, collection of Alan Chadwick’s talks . Logosophia Books Alan Chadwick Archive, Philosophy Farm, 522 Wilson Branch Road, Mars Hill, NC, 828 680 9484.

Cuthbertson, Tom, Alan Chadwick’s Encharted Garden, Ten Speed Press, 1979, ISBN 0-525-47509-5.

Edwards, Lawrence, The Vortex of Life, Floris Press, Edinburgh 1993, ISBN 0863151485.

Edwards, Lawrence, Projective Geometry, Rudolf Steiner Institute, Phoenixville 1985, ISBN 0961530405.

Groh, Trauger, and Steven McFadden. 1997. Farms of Tomorrow Revisited: Community Supported Farms, Farm Supported Communities. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Kimberton, PA. 294 p.

*Jeavons, John, The Sustainable Vegetable Garden, Ten Speed Press, 1999, ISBN 1-58008-016-2.

Joly, Nicholas, Wine from Sky to Earth: Growing & Appreciating Biodynamic Wine, 168 pages. Available in the U.S. through Acres USA and Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association.

Keats, Brian, Northern Sun Agricultural Calendar,

Koepf, H.H. 1980. Compost ( What It Is, How It Is Made, What It Does. Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc., Kimberton, PA. 18 p.

—- 1989. The Biodynamic Farm: Agriculture in the Service of the Earth and Humanity. Anthroposophic Press, Hudson, New York. 248 p.

—- 1993. Research in Biodynamic Agriculture: Methods and Results. Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Kimberton, PA. 78 p.

—-, Bo D. Pettersson and Wolfgang Schaumann. 1976. Biodynamic Agriculture: An Introduction. Anthroposophic Press, Hudson, New York. 430 p.

Lovel, Hugh. 1994. A Biodynamic Farm for Growing Wholesome Food, Acres, USA, Kansas City, MO. 215 p.

Pfeiffer, Ehrenfried. 1981. Weeds and What They Tell. Bio-Dynamic Literature, Wyoming, RI. 96 p.

—- 1983. Bio-Dynamic Gardening and Farming. [collected articles, ca. 1940 – 1961] Volume 1, 2 and 3. Mercury Press, Spring Valley, New York.

—-. 1983. Soil Fertility: Renewal and Preservation. Lanthorn, East Grinstead, Sussex, England. 200 p.

—- 1984. Chromatography Applied to Quality Testing. Bio-Dynamic Literature, Wyoming, RI. 44 p.

—- 1984. Using the Bio-Dynamic Compost Preparations & Sprays in Garden, Orchard, & Farm. Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc., Kimberton, PA. 64 p.

*Philbrick, Johna nd Helen, Gardening for Health and Nutrition, Rudolf Steiner Publications, 1971.

Kolisko, E. And L., Agriculture of Tomorrow, Acorn Press, 1978, ISBN 0-906492-00-9.

Podolinsky, Alex. 1985. Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Introductory Lectures, Volume I and II. Gavemer Publishing, Sydney, Australia.

*Proctor, Peter. 1997. Grasp the Nettle: Making Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Work. Random House, Auckland, N.Z. 176 p.

Remer, Nicolaus. 1995. Laws of Life in Agriculture. Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Kimberton, PA. 158 p.

Remer, Nikolaus. 1996. Organic Manure: Its Treatment According to Indications by Rudolf Steiner. Mercury Press, Chestnut Ridge, NY. 122 p.

Sattler, Fritz and Eckard von Wistinghausen. 1989. Biodynamic Farming Practice [English translation, 1992]. Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England. 336 p.

Schilthuis. Willy. 1994. Biodynamic Agriculture: Rudulf Steiners Ideas in Practice. Anthroposophic Press, Hudson, NY. 11 p.

Steiner, Rudolf. 1993. Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture: A Course of Lectures. Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Kimberton, PA. 310 p.

*Storl, Wolf D. 1979. Culture and Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening. Bio-Dynamic Literature, Wyoming, RI. 435 p.

*Thun, Maria, Gardening for Life – The Biodynamic Way : A Practical Introduction to a New Art of Gardening, Sowing, Planting, Harvesting, 2000, Hawthorn House, ISBN: 1869890329.

Thompkins, Peter, and Christopher Bird. 1989. The Secrets of the Soil. Harper & Row, New York, NY. 444 p.

*Wildfeuer, Sherry, ed., Stella Natura Calendar, Inspiration & Practical Advice for Home Gardeners & Professional Growers in Working with Cosmic Rhythms, Kimberton Hills, available from the Anthroposphic Press.

Reading on Organic (but not necessarily BD) Gardening

*Solomon, Steve, Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, Sasquatch Books, 2000, ISBN 1-57061-240-4.

Apelhof, Mary, Worms Eat My Garbage, Flower Press, 1982.

Colebrook, Binda, Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest, Tilth, 1977.

Gessert, Kate, The Beautiful Food Garden, 1983, ISBN 0-442-23857-6.

*Kourik, Robert, Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscaping, Metamorphic Press, 1986, ISBN 0-9615848-0-7.

Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Organic Viticulture, IFOAM, August 2000, Basel. 263-page PDF. Nice to have these proceedings posted on-line; they include a number of papers dealing with research and observation on biodyanmic operations.

* Starred items are recommended for beginners.

Seed Sources

Adaptive Seeds,, 25079 Brush Creek Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386. On-line catalog of locally grown BD heirloom varieties.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds,, 2278 Baker Creek Rd., Mansfield, MO 65704 U.S.A. Fax or phone to (417)924-8917. Not BD, some organic, links to other heirloom sources.

Bountiful Gardens, repackages British seed, allied with John Jeavons,

Elixer Farm,, in the Ozarks, provides biodynamic seeds for native and Chinese medicinal herbs.

Deep Diversity, All organic from New Mexico, heirloom varieties but not necessarily adapted to our climate.

Garden City Seeds,, All organic from Montana.

Stokes,, trialed for Canadian climate, not organic.

Territorial,, trialed for Willamette Valley, not all organic.

Thompson & Morgan,, expensive British varieties, not organic.

Turtle Tree Seed, Camphill Village, Copake, NY 12516 (518) 329-3038 Biodynamic seeds for the gardener.

West Coast,, not organic, but from Vancouver, BC.

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