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  • Demeter Certification Scheme of the Biodynamic Association

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    The Biodynamic Association owns and administers the Demeter Certified Trademark in the UK (organic certification UK6) and is linked with a worldwide network of independent certifying organisations under the umbrella of Demeter International. The scheme is fully recognised by Defra. Many of the recognised organic standards are incorporated in the Demeter Standards.

  • Biodynamic Association

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    Charity founded in 1929 to promote the biodynamic approach to farming gardening and forestry inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual scientific research. We offer: a membership service open to everyone interested in learning about, working with, developing or supporting this unique form of organic husbandry. Our journal, Star and Furrow, is published twice yearly, along with a quarterly news-sheet. A wide range of books and the biodynamic preparations are available for sale via our online shop. Accredited courses in biodynamic horticulture and agriculture are available plus one day workshops, courses and conferences. We offer organic, biodynamic and Natrue certification for farmers, growers, processors and skincare.

  • The Community Farm

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    We provide learning experiences to enhance the public’s understanding of farming and demonstrate how food can be produced in a sustainable way. These include: Adult learning workshops – in three broad areas: horticulture, eco-building, food and cookery; Children’s activities – including Forest School, vegetable growing and theatre workshops; School visits – primary and secondary; Employee volunteering/team building.   Why learn with us? The Farm is a real-life example of community-owned organic agriculture; Specialists in particular areas of expertise lead our workshops and visits, be they our own staff or carefully-selected tutors; Many of our workshops and activities are ‘hands-on’, so you can learn by doing; Learning takes place in the setting of a working farm, so it is easier to see how what you learn might be applied in the real world; We are located in beautiful surroundings overlooking Chew Lake; We have a purpose-built yurt for the indoor elements of our workshops and visits; there are also toilets, hand-wash, and tea and coffee-making facilities; The farm provides an opportunity for you to socialise with other members of your community.   Also offers box scheme for local delivery