Welcome to the Josephine Porter Institute.

Healing the earth since 1985.

The Josephine Porter Institute (JPI) sits in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains in Floyd, Virginia. JPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of Josephine Porter, a forerunner of biodynamic techniques. With passionate purpose, JPI has carried on the work of making biodynamic preparations, encouraging biodynamic practice, and working to heal the earth for the past 33 years. Our mission is to serve as a reliable source of biodynamic preparations for the beginning or seasoned practitioner; as an education center for biodynamic farmers and gardeners; and as a research site focused on the biodynamic method.

We strive to produce biodynamic preparations made from plants that we grow, or that are wild-crafted, organic, and chemical-free. All of our biodynamic preparations and Pfeiffer products are made from the highest quality natural materials available. We encourage and support the success of our customers and the biodynamic agricultural community by ensuring that sufficient quantities of top-quality biodynamic preparations are available, and by providing educational workshops and materials, free phone support, and the prompt delivery of product orders.

Latest News

Agatha Grimsley, JPI’s New Executive Director

We are excited & grateful to announce Agatha Grimsley has joined JPI as our Executive Director. Agatha comes to our organization with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture, twenty years of experience in both farming and non-profit work, and strong relationships within the Floyd community. As a farmer,… Read more »

2018 Associative Contracts

We’ve updated our Associative Contracts for 2018! Please click here for more information, or view the information letter and contract by going to: AssociativeContract_2018 As with Steiner’s concept of associative economics, our Associative Contracts emphasize the development of a conscious coordination between producer and consumer through… Read more »

Fellowship of Preparations Conference

The Southeast Biodynamic Association is happy to host the 2018 Fellowship of the Preparations Conference February 9-11 at Jeff Poppen’s farm in Red Boiling Springs, TN.  click for the 2018 fellowship flier final Location: Long Hungry Creek Farm is about 1 1/2 hours north-east of… Read more »

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