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BDAI Logo BIO-DYNAMIC ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (BDAI)
                        BDAI Secretariat, c/o EcoPro, Aurosarjan Complex, Auroshilpam , Auroville - 605 101, Tamil Nadu, India
                                E-mail:
bdaind@gmail.com or Secretary at lucasdl@auroville.org.in         Tel: (0)9443137112


       
   

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BDAI  BLOG

Rudolf Steiner & BD

BD Agriculture Intro
Humus
BD Preps
Compost
Cow Pat Pit (CPP)
Stirring - the Vortex
Liquid Manures
Peppering

Planting Calendar Intro
Rhythms
Rhythm to Activity
Activity to Rhythm
Symbols

BD Farms in India Intro
BhaiKaka Krishi Kendra
ISKCON Farm
Kurinji Farms
Coffee
Cotton
Grapes
Mangoes
Tea
Vanilla
Vegetables

Animal Husbandry
Chromatography
Homeopathy & BD
Nutrition

Articles & Research
Certifying Agencies

About BDAI
BD Course Curriculum
BDAI Membership

   
   

 

BD Calendar
2014
PLANTING CALENDAR

January,
February,
March,
April,
May,
June
July,
August,
September,
October,
November,
December
BD CALENDAR
for specific locations
available from

Bhaikaka website.

 

     
   

BioDyne Newsletter
Apr-June 2003
July-Sept 2003
Nov 2011 (pdf)

 

     
   

Training Manual Cover
TOC
Verses of the Day
BD "Recipes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
           
           
       
 

 Logo What is Bio-Dynamic Agriculture?     

Burying cow horns Bio-dynamics, derived from two Greek words, bios life and dynamos energy, refers to the agriculture science that recognizes basic principles at work in nature and applies this knowledge of life forces to bring about balance and healing in the soil. In other words, it recognizes the biological values in the soil, as well as, the chemical values - hence, bio-dynamic agriculture. It is a method of farming that aims to treat the farm as a living system which interacts with the environment, to build healthy living soil, and to produce food that nourishes and vitalises and helps to develop humanity. The methods are based on a series of eight lectures given by Rudolf SteinerDr. Rudolf Steiner,an Austrian philosopher and scientist, in 1924 at the request of German farmers. He showed how the health of soil, plants and animals depends on reconnecting nature with the creative forces of the cosmos. The practical methods he outlined are intended above all, to revitalize the natural forces being depleted through modern agricultural techniques. Bio-dynamic methods produce a living soil with increased biological activity, in alignment with planetary cosmic rhythms, particularly those of the sun, moon and planets in the fixed constellations. Cosmic energies can work strongly through a living soil down into the plant. The coordinated working together of earthly and cosmic energies is what brings about healthy and nutritious plants. Bio-dynamics is a complete holistic outlook on agriculture.

     
 

  Compost Pile in Aurangabad                      

Compost Pile

 
     
 

  BD Agriculture & Organic Farming           

Spraying BD501 Bio-dynamic agriculture is an advanced form of organic farming, with techniques to 'farm the air' as well as farm the soil, and is the oldest organic farming movement practiced in over 20 countries in the world. It includes the normal organic farming practices, such as the use of compost, green manures, and crop rotation. In addition, Bio-dynamic agriculture uses a series of Preparations numbered from 500 to 508 which are based on various mineral, plant, and animal substances. These enhance all the bacterial, fungal and mineral processes that are found in the organic farming system. Placing great importance on the auspicious positions of the moon, sun and planets, a Planting Calendar is used for applying the biodynamic preparations, sowing seeds, planting plants, applying liquid manures, spraying fruit trees and crops, and other farming activities. Experience has shown that use of the Bio-dynamic techniques can make all organic farming processes work more quickly and better.

 
     
 

  BD Wheat in Ahmedabad                             

Wheat Field

 
     
 

  Why a Bio-Dynamic Association India?   

Putting BD Preps in Cow Pat PitThe primary objective of the BDAI is to promote and coordinate the Bio-Dynamic Movement in India. The Movement started in India in the early 90's. Peter Proctor, a farmer from New Zealand working in Bio-dynamic agriculture since 1965, was asked to come to India by Shri T.G.K. Menon of Indore in 1993 to teach Indian farmers about Bio-dynamic farming. He & Rachel Pomeroy have been coming since then twice aPeter & Rachel year to run seminars, workshops and courses for all farmers - in villages or running big estates. Interest in BD agriculture has greatly increased over the past five years among organic farmers in India. There are now more than 500 small and big farms practicing Bio-dynamic agriculture throughout the country. Three major initiatives, located in the north and south are promoting BD agriculture among 3000 small farms. The BDAI is committed to provide training on BD agriculture, to link up with the international Bio-dynamic Movement and to promote and support the trade and commerce connected with Bio-dynamic Agriculture in India through interaction withInternational. & Demeter India (DI)

 
     
 

  Links to other organizations                 

A movement such as Bio-dynamic Agriculture finds its success within a group effort of like-minded organizations. Active cooperation, support and frequent exchange of ideas and methods between these 'family members' is crucial to the accomplishment of our shared aims & objectives. Click for links to the websites of some of our co-workers.

See the new link just added (March 2009): BD Journal, a new blog site set up to investigate the Biodynamic Planting Calendar. It is intended to be used as a research tool. Join the discussions!!!

Click here for information on training programmes offered by the Anthroposophical Initiatives in India.

 

 

  Logo     UPCOMING
             EVENTS
                2014 

  TRAINING COURSES

Stirring BD500

BDAI Course
at
KODAIKANAL

Basic 6-Day Course
Sept 29th - 4th Oct
followed by
3-day
BD Prep Making
6th - 8th Oct
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
for detailed directions
e-mail:
Jaison Jerome,
Course Coordinator

Click for
Write-Ups
of Jan 2014 BDAI Conference & Workshops
held at Bhaikaka Farm
in Anand, Gujarat
Click for
Presentation Materials
of Jan 2014 Conference and Workshops

BD CALENDAR
for specific locations
available from

Bhaikaka website.

BOOK REVIEW
Agriculture for the Future
BD Agriculture Today
Edited by Ueli Hurter

Review by Dr. Lucas Dengel.

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CLASS PHOTOS
Sept 06 Kodai
May 07 Mysore
Jan 08 Mysore
June 08 Mysore
April 09 Mysore
March 10 Kodai
March 11 Kodai
June 11 Germany
Oct 11 Kodai
Sept 12 Kodai

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OUTREACH ACTIVITY

Growth and development of Biodynamic work in Marathawada region of Maharashtra State

BD Farm, Maha.

7900 farmers trained!
2600 mt BD Compost prepared!
150 Quintals of CPP!
1300 Biodynamic Depots in taluka!
P.G. KULKARNI
Taluka Agri Officer
10/25/06

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ARTICLES NEEDED!

What BD Activities are taking place your Region?

Share your experiences using BD Techniques

Tell us about Research Projects on BD Agriculture.

Report on Training Courses in your Region

And anything else of interest to the BD Family in India!

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E-MAIL your written contributions to:
Lucas Dengel, Secretary
BDAI Secretariat at lucasdl@auroville.org.in

SNAIL-MAIL to:
Lucas Dengel
BDAI Secretariat
c/o EcoPro
Aurosarjan Complex
Auroshilpam
Auroville - 605 101
Tamil Nadu

 

  Logo      SOURCING
            BD PREPS 

501 & 502 - 507

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
FROM

Kurinji Organic Farms, Kodaikanal
C. Jeykaran E
E-mail: jakes@md3.vsnl.net.in

Supa Pvt. Ltd., Nainital
Binita Shah
E-mail:
supashahb@yahoo.co.in

Ichor, Kodaikanal
IMO Certified Farm
David Hogg
E-mail:
david.india@gmail.com



BD 500 & CPP

Are made on most BD Farms in India
They are available for purchase from the
above addresses
& many other places
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BDAI Secretariat
c/o EcoPro, Aurosarjan Complex, Auroshilpam , Auroville - 605 101, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail:
bdaind@gmail.com or Secretary at lucasdl@auroville.org.in  Tel: (0)9443137112