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 healing 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, or chemical-free. All of our biodynamic preparations and Pfeiffer products are made from the highest quality of natural materials available and are non-toxic. We encourage and support the success of our customers and the biodynamic agricultural community by striving to ensure that sufficient quantities of quality biodynamic preparations are available, and by providing educational workshops and materials, free phone support, and the prompt delivery of product orders.