Testimonials

A farmers story about Soil Activator

The story started 9 years ago when Sally and I brought our little farm. The paddock was full of onion weed which everyone knows it is a real pain to get rid of. So I contacted my local farm store thinking they will know what to do – Oh, how wrong was I! They sold me some spray to kill…

A Successful Beaudesert Qld Field Day

Rahane Field Day. Nearly 70 people converged on this busy and highly productive farm on Sunday 29th May. The property consists of 74ha rich alluvial soil along Rocky Creek and approximately 168ha rolling upland country, lightly timbered, with controlled rotational grazing on native pasture. The creek flats are used to grow irrigated pasture for their cattle fattening operation, and also…

Back-to-back Workshops at Bellingen

An Introduction to Biodynamics Workshop at the BAA office and an Orchard Workshop at Alan Johnstone’s farm Possumwood were held recently on consecutive days, 21st and 22nd July. Approximately thirty attended each day, from as far afield as southern Victoria and Chinchilla in Queensland. Weatherwise, Bellingen seldom experiences such contrasted days, the first wintry (cold and wet) the second sunny…

Best Biodynamic Wine in the World

More wonderful news for biodynamics and BAA members following on from Sam Statham of Rosnay Organic Wines of Australia’s win in the NSW Organic Pioneer Award. Barossa Valley biodynamic wine maker Kalleske Wines has been honoured in London where their 2011 Clarry’s GSM has picked up three awards at the 2012 International Wine Challenge. The International Wine Challenge hosts the…

Exciting partnership with Cityfood Grower

Biodynamics and Backyard Gardening growing together How do you spread your message when you aren’t a large corporation with a substantial advertising budget and yet you know you have something that could help a lot of people and the environment? Join forces with similar minds. Cityfood Growers and Biodynamic Agriculture Australia Limited (BAA) have done just that. They’ve combined in…

Experimenting with Biodynamics in Rough Country

Biodynamic Agriculture Australia Ltd’s (BAA) Director, Shane Joyce has a lot of rough country on his farm that is inaccessible to tractors, therefore limiting his ability to spray out biodynamic preparations. Not willing to sit back and give up on this section of his farm, Shane developed a particularly innovative way to spread biodynamic preparations out and the results are…

Harnessing Water and Biodynamics Workshop

A Harnessing Water & Biodynamics Workshop hosted by Central West Landcare, was held on Thursday 15th August in Parkes. We started the day with an introduction to how water acts in our farm/garden environment. Included in this were a number of key points that effect rainfall infiltration rate into soils, & soil water holding capacities & how we can influence…

Improving the Landscape and Production

A very successful Soils for Life Field Day was held on Biodynamic Agriculture Australia’s director Shane Joyces, Theodore organic beef farm, Dukes Plain, on 3 July. Around 50 farmers from near and far attended, with a number of participants driving up to 400km that morning to take part. Shane and Shan Joyce’s garden gazebo made a pleasant and intimate location…

Permaculture meets Biodynamics

Beecher and Beth Larkin and Glenda Bellingham have been promoting biodynamics in their local area of Wamuran in Queensland. About 40 people (local members of BAA and their guests) attended a workshop at their Certified Organic farm on Saturday 8th June. Local permaculturalists attended an Introduction to Biodynamics morning on Sunday 9th June with Glenda, where Glenda introduced the biodynamic preparations;…