Though the winter months have a reputation for being quiet, January is anything but quiet at the Biodynamic Association! While farms and gardens turn inward, much of the BDA's work is outward, meeting thousands of human beings who are drawn to the healing impulse of biodynamics. This month, BDA staff are bringing the spirit and practical applications of biodynamic agriculture to the NOFA Winter Conferences in Massachusetts and New York, the Future Harvest Conference in Maryland, the EcoFarm Conference in California, and the Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society Conference in North Dakota — connecting with gardeners, farmers, land stewards, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other nonprofit leaders. Next month we will be present at just as many conferences in other regions of the United States, as well as the International Biodynamic Conference in Dornach, Switzerland. This outreach work is vital, enabling us to connect with new people who are seeking a deeply holistic approach to working with land and food, and to sense what is alive in the broader food and agriculture movements and how the BDA can best respond to the questions, needs, and inspirations that are arising in the field. In order to continue this vital connecting and energizing work, we need everyone who cares about biodynamics to step up and support the Biodynamic Association. This winter, our goal is to raise $60,000 from our community to start 2019 on strong footing. We are so grateful to have received more than $21,000 in gifts so far. Will you give generously to help us reach our goal? Upon returning from the NOFA-Mass conference, Raphael told me "the BDA table was just buzzing with activity — so many people coming with enthusiasm and questions throughout the conference." The interest in biodynamics is truly growing, and the Biodynamic Association is meeting that interest with warmth, openness, and connection. Please help us continue to meet the wider world by making a gift today.
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