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Welcome to the Biodynamic Agricultural College's virtual college campus.  This is a place where students from all over the world can study together, bring their burning questions and engage in learning, without leaving their own land.

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Enrol in New Eyes For Land

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New Eyes for Land is a self-study course designed for anyone who needs to develop or refresh their view of their own land. There are two courses included, Observation and Farm Organism

To enrol please visit:

New Eyes for Land

If you'd like to learn more about the course please visit our website here.

Any questions, contact info@bdacollege.org.

 


Available courses

This Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture course is a distance learning course designed for anyone who is interested in biodynamic agriculture and wants to know more.  All you need is a few hours a week, an internet connection, and a good dose of curiosity.

Whether you are interested in eating high quality food, growing plants and raising animals in collaboration with nature, drinking natural wines or savouring and supporting the soil, this course will introduce you to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, which seeks not only to collaborate with and sustain nature but to go beyond that to regenerate both agriculture and ecology.

This four-week, £55 course offers everyone an opportunity to understand biodynamic agriculture. The four weeks will include live (and recorded) seminars as well as plenty of resources (videos, reading, images and links) so that students can explore at their own leisure the aspects of biodynamic agriculture that interest them.  So if you are biodynamically curious, keep reading!

We have divided the course into four segments, each with a different perspective on biodynamic agriculture.  For each week there is reading to do, a seminar which will be live on Thursday evenings (for those who can join live, recorded for those who cannot), and then there is further reading, videos and discussion forums to encourage further questions and more interaction.

One of the methods unique to biodynamic agriculture is the use of the biodynamic preparations.  Horns filled with manure? Grinding up quartz crystals?  At best it sounds mystical at worst madness, but there is method in it and 90 years of experience and research both quantitative and qualitative that indicates that it works.

This self-study course is our latest offering, designed to help you understand and build a relationship to the biodynamic preparations. There are lots of resources in the course including:

  • Reading – this is in the form of chapters of a ‘book’ written by Jonathan Code and include some references to other resources.  
  • Activities – all of these are encouraged in terms of engaging with the subject.
  • Videos –  to round out the reading there are recorded interviews with practitioners and researchers.
  • Further reading and references – if you want to find out more.
  • Glossary – this may be a helpful resource if you are not familiar with some terminology

In addition to the self-study resources, occasional live Q&A sessions will also be held every 4-6 weeks to provide an opportunity to discuss the material with an expert.

This unit aims to introduce the phenomenological approach to understanding the natural world, which is at the heart of biodynamic agricuture.

The concept of the farm organism is central to biodynamic agriculture. It relates to the wholeness of the farm and garden as a diverse organism. Every part in the holding depends and supports other parts. Together thy create a healthy and self sustaining enterprise.

The course will look at the different aspects of the farm organism and how to combine them together to achieve wholeness and balance.

This unit aims to introduce the phenomenological approach to understanding the natural world, which is at the heart of biodynamic agricuture.

The concept of the farm organism is central to biodynamic agriculture. It relates to the wholeness of the farm and garden as a diverse organism. Every part in the holding depends and supports other parts. Together thy create a healthy and self sustaining enterprise.

The course will look at the different aspects of the farm organism and how to combine them together to achieve wholeness and balance.

This four-week introduction course is for anyone interested in biodynamic agriculture.  It will introduce biodynamic agriculture in context, the principles of working with nature that are inherent to this form of agriculture and include some examples of biodynamic practice.

This is the Demonstration unit. Please feel free to enter and see how a lunit will look when it is live. 

Enjoy!

The concept of the farm organism is central to Biodynamics. It relates to the wholenss of the farm and garden as a diverse organism. Every part in the holding depends and supports other parts. Together thy create a healthy and self sustainaing enterprise.

The course will look at the different aspects of the farm organism and how to combine them to gether to achieve wholeness and balance.

An online vibrant, mutually supportive gardening club for everyone curious about the biodynamic approach and practices, and who might like to learn more about how to create their own havens of biodynamic vitality and biodiversity - above and below ground.

This is a course for already qualified organic inspectors, to learn how to inspect to Demeter standards with a focus on production.

This is a course for already qualified organic inspectors, to learn how to inspect to Demeter standards with a focus on production.

Demeter Certification Inspector training and support

Soil Hack site!

This is a free course that is accessible to all by self enrollment, biodynamic farmers will answer whatever questions come!

The course contains preparatory tasks and information as well as resources for the Land-based machinery unit.