We are here to provide education and training in biodynamic, organic and sustainable agriculture to students all over the world.  You can come to the training or the training can come to you!

What is biodynamics?


Biodynamic agriculture takes a holistic way of understanding the natural world as its premise and then applies that understanding with the aims of vitality, resilience and ethical stewardship of land, plants, animals and human beings.

It strives to facilitate a harmonious farm organism, understanding that every farm is unique (landscape, environment, soil, plants, animals, wildlife, human beings) and that in order for each part of the farm to thrive, balance is required.

This is a principled approach to working with nature that fuses ancient wisdom with modern methods so that agriculture can work to heal and support both people and the environment.

The principles of biodynamic agriculture have been applied successfully all over the world in gardens, vineyards and on farms in a wide variety of environmental and social situations.

Interested in biodynamic agriculture?

We have something for you.

Biodynamic Principles and Practice

Biodynamic Principles and Practice offers distance learning courses in biodynamic agriculture including our four-week Introduction Course and more in-depth courses Read more…

Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming and Gardening (VRQ)

On the Work-Based Course you join a biodynamic farm for two years, working and learning alongside an experienced practitioner, study at seminars with fellow students… Read more…

Get interested! Get involved!

There are a number of opportunities coming up to learn more about biodynamic agriculture, including the UK’s first biodynamic gardening conference, workshops at Shipton Mill and a block course at Emerson College.  Read more

Does biodynamic agriculture work?

Here is some reading to help you make up your own mind. Research

We are part of a wider biodynamic movement, so please do have a look at our sister organisations.

Biodynamic Association

The Biodynamic Association in the UK  exists in order to support, promote and develop the biodynamic approach to farming, gardening and forestry.

BD Certification

BD Certification certifies producers and processors to organic and biodynamic (Demeter) standards to guarantee high quality for consumers.

Biodynamic Land Trust

The Biodynamic Land Trust is a charitable community benefit society, established to secure land into trust for healthy and sustainable farming and gardening. Let’s secure land into trust together, for a working and living countryside.

Demeter International

Demeter is the only ecological association that has built up a network of individual certification organisations world-wide.