North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac


Matthias Thun

Out of print

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Are you ordering to use in the UK?
The original Maria Thun biodynamic calendar would be better for you.
This is the North American version of the calendar with North American (EST) dates and times.

Prefer to get the Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar digitally? Download the Biodynamic Gardening Calendar for Apple and Android. Click on the Media tab for more information.

  • Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to gardening and farming
  • The original, and still the best, biodynamic almanac, now in its 59th year
  • Lifetime sales of more than 100,000 copies in English
  • The perennially popular guide to sowing, planting and harvesting, created by biodynamic pioneer Maria Thun is shown with dates and times for use in North America
  • Useful for both backyard gardeners and professional farmers

The 2021 Maria Thun biodynamic calendar adapted for North American (EST) dates and times, showing optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Biodynamics & Organics
colour charts and illustrations
64 pages
Publication date:
17 Sep 2020


The 2021 Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar, now in its 59th year, adapted for North American (Eastern Standard Time) dates and times.

This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plants and crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations.

The almanac includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, workshop or garage as a handy quick reference.


'This annual publication is the book for those who want to farm and garden biodynamically. There are useful notes for new readers and a number of special features, including this time the care of bees with monthly notes for beekeepers, how to work with biodynamic preparations, a recipe for rye bread and answers to questions from readers concerning potato and tomato culture.'
-- Paradigm Shift

'Absolutely essential for all organic gardeners and farmers'.
-- Cygnus Review

'This little paperback is essential for all organic gardeners. It is the original annual biodynamic planting guide. Incredibly condensed amounts of information are available [here] … Illustrated throughout with some lovely photos and clear diagrams.'

'This little paperback calendar is the original of its kind and essential for all organic gardeners. An established following ensures good sales of this useful guide, which has a special feature on the care of bees.'
-- Bookseller Buyers' Guide


Matthias Thun (1948-2020) was an international expert on
biodynamics. He had a
Masters in Beekeeping and lectured at biodynamic conferences
and training seminars internationally. He worked with his mother, biodynamic pioneer Maria Thun, on the annual creation of the
seminal Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar, until her death in 2012
after which he continued it independently. Matthias lived at his
family's biodynamic homestead in Dexbach, Germany, until his death.


The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar is also available as an interactive app called Biodynamic Gardening Calendar. Download it for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Today's information is free and you can subscribe to access the data for the rest of the year.

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