New Units coming soon:
Biodynamic Approach to Chemistry-May 2015
This unit introduces the phenomenological approach which is at the heart of biodynamic agriculture. It gives a brief overview of the human experience of nature from the foundations of science to modern analytical chemistry and how the human experience has changed over time. The unit also introduces both practical observation exercises and conceptual approaches to help students understand and inform their own experience. These together provide a context for an observational, experiential and researching approach to biodynamic agriculture
Soils – June 2015
This unit introduces the history and geography of soil formation and considers different ways of supporting fertility in the soil. This includes the observation and understanding of soil fertility in its physical, chemical and biological aspects as well as a deeper understanding of the role and rhythms of soil in the farm organism. With vitality and resilience as the aim for soil, biodynamic practice will be considered with specific attention to how vitality on all levels can be encouraged and supported.
About the College
The Biodynamic Agricultural College came out of a long history of biodynamic agriculture education at Emerson College in cooperation with the Biodynamic Association in the UK. It became independent in 2010 and is a limited company with charitable status.
The stated aims of the college are: to provide education in biodynamic agriculture.
At the moment the primary focus of the college is a distance learning course called Biodynamic Principles and Practice, which makes education in biodynamic agriculture available to students worldwide and at the same time offers support to an international culture of learning and researching biodynamic agriculture.