Developing the Farm Organism

Mark your calendar for JPI’s annual Fall Workshop, scheduled for October 27-29, 2017. This year’s focus will be Developing the Farm Organism: Growing & Understanding the Preparation Plants, with guest speaker Wali Via. More info coming soon!

Demeter USA Fundraiser in Santa Rosa, CA October 7, 2017

Please join Jean-Charles Boisset for an evening of good cheer and good deeds… a fundraiser for Demeter USA and their critically important Biodynamic Farmer Education Initiative.  Enjoy a delicious Biodynamic farm-to-table feast prepared with ingredients from our winery garden by celebrated chef and Boisset Culinary… Read more »

Chesapeake BioDynamic Network Event Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Chesapeake BioDynamic Network of Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia gathers for various activities Saturday April 29, 8:30am-3:00pm at the Christian Community Garden Grounds next to the University of Maryland at 4221 Metzerott Road in College Park,MD.The Chesapeake BD Network is concerned… Read more »

Just Published! Applied Biodynamics Spring/Summer 2017

Featuring an interview with long time biodynamic orchardist Hugh Williams. This issue includes: Threshold Farm ― Fundamental Biodynamics, Interview with orchardist Hugh Williams and Hanna Bail (M. Biltonen) Fruit Thinning for Balance, Taking Cuttings for Grafting History, Impact, and Fate of Skyline Organic Farm in Topanga… Read more »

Permaculture Profits: Integrating Specialty Crop Production & Livestock Management

Future Harvest CASA in partnership with the Eastern Shore Resource Conservation & Development Council is offering an on-farm education day on April 28th, 2017. JPI is sponsoring this event by providing discounted compost preparations to participants wishing to make their own barrel compost at home. Attendees will receive a coupon redeemable after the event through May 2017.

Harnessing the Power of Clay, by James C. Silverthorne

Healing Clay: This article reprinted from ACRES USA, February 2016 • Vol. 46, No. 2 describes a farm animal’s wound healing and, separately, an increase of pasture grass growth. Both unanticipated successes appear to have resulted from concentrations of bions present in the two treatment… Read more »

Manure Odor and Fly Management, by James C. Silverthorne

Odor-Fly, AcresUSAJune14_Silverthorne EXPANDED Ideal Manure Odor-Fly Prevention (Acres U.S.A. June 2014) Manure Odor: Rudolf Steiner: “… if we just leave the pile of compost as I described it hitherto, it may easily come about that it will scatter its astral content on all sides. …… Read more »

HOLIDAY HOURS

The Office will be closed December 26 – January 2, 2017. Again thanks for all your support throughout the year!!! Happy Holidays, the JPI STaff

Journal for Star Wisdom 2017, Robert Powell, Have Arrived!

Journal for Star Wisdom 2017 by Robert Powell Journal for Star Wisdom 2017 includes articles of interest concerning star wisdom (Astrosophy), as well as a guide to the correspondences between stellar configurations during the life of Christ and those of today. This guide comprises a… Read more »

Whole Farm Organism, by Abigail Porter

“Whole Farm Organism” is about Demeter certified 1000-acre grain and cattle Hack Family Farm. Edited and reprinted in ACRES USA, December 2016 issue from JPI Applied Biodynamics, Spring 2014, Issue No. 84. December16_Porter_Whole Farm Organisms

Thank you for making “JPI 2016 Highlights” possible!

Whether you are a customer, donor, volunteer, or a community activist, please know that your support made possible these JPI 2016 Highlights – our mission centered activities that are helping to create healthier soil for healthier foods and healthier bodies. Thank you for helping us to serve… Read more »

The 2017 North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

New—larger format The 2017 Maria Thun biodynamic calendar, now in its 55th year, adapted for North American (Eastern Standard Time) dates and times. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It includes… Read more »

2017 Celestial Planting Calendar Have Arrived!

Celestial Planting Calendar 2017 Solar, Lunar and Star Rhythms, Elemental Beings, La Nina, Food Quality A Farm and Garden Guide to Planting and Harvesting Using Biodynamic and Ancient Practices Featuring 13 months starting December 2016 Beautifully Illustrated by Feature Artist, Nancy Brookes 2017 Celestial Planting… Read more »

2017 Stella Natura Biodynamic Planting Calendar Have Arrived!

2017 Stella Natura Biodynamic Planting Calendar Stella Natura 2017 Biodynamic Planting Calendar Planting Charts and Thought-Provoking Essays Edited by Sherry Wildfeuer This Calendar has many aspects: a basic introduction to astronomy, a simple ephemeris, a planting guide, a star map, aid for following the movement… Read more »

New Issue of Applied Biodynamics Now Available – 24 Pages Reflecting the Richness of Biodynamic Agriculture & Community!

With inspiration for the fall and winter months ahead, Issue #90 of Applied Biodynamics Fall/Winter 2016 brings the following articles: Community Farm of Ann Arbor: A Healing Center, Interview with Paul Bantle and Anne Elder  (By Abigail Porter) In Memory of Trauger Groh Prepping for Resilient Community: Grafting… Read more »