Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
Biodynamic Agriculture Australia Ltd (BAA) arose from Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association incorporated in 1989 in NSW. BAA became a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee in 2007 to reflect its growing national membership.
BAA fosters, safeguards and restores the natural environment of our soils through the development and promotion of the biodynamic method of farming and gardening, based on the spiritual yet practical work of Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925).
BAA promotes biodynamic methodology which supports healthy and active soil ecosystems. This increases plant and animal vigour, pest and disease resistance and most importantly, maximises the nutritional value of human and animal foods, and resilience to climate extremes.
BAA operates effectively with practical assistance from volunteers across the country. BAA offers enthusiasm and hands-on training and is a catalyst for local groups of people from diverse backgrounds to foster friendships with a common goal.
Within the organisation, BAA members can connect and support each other in their biodynamic practices.
Our mission is to conduct, foster and promote:
a healthy and thriving soil ecosystem and rehabilitation of depleted soils;
growth in the number of commercial biodynamic farmers and an increasing range and quantity of certified biodynamic produce for the domestic and international market;
the application of biodynamic methods in community cultural activities e.g. biodynamic farming, biodynamic horticulture, home gardening and environmental care;
workshops and field days on a local and national level, for beginners and specific groups;
the provision of biodynamic preparations, and guidelines on how to use and manufacture them;
a biodynamic phone advisory service to members;
a mentoring programme for beginners;
a Biodynamic Handbook and guides to biodynamics; and
advice to ACO and NASAA on Biodynamic Certification Standards.