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We are actively updating and expanding our library! If you have any questions, or problems ordering, please give us a call and we will be happy to help! Thank you so much! The Staff at Josephine Porter Institute  

2018 Associative Contracts

We’ve updated our Associative Contracts for 2018! Please click here for more information, or view the information letter and contract: JPI Associative Contract 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 »

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 Huge Courtney, along with Wali Via, Pat Frazier, and Joseph Brinkley. FIND OUT MORE… 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 »


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 »