Worldwide Practice of Biodynamic Preparation Work

The Case Studies

Edited by Ueli Hurter; Translated by Bernard Jarman

Not yet published - due 15 Sep 2021

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  • Fifteen worldwide case studies exploring the production of the eight biodynamic preparations
  • Discusses how to adapt well-established recipes to different climates, fauna, seasons and regulations
  • Case studies from locations as varied as Europe, Brazil, New Zealand, America, Egypt and India

A valuable reference guide for those involved in biodynamics around the world and how to adapt it for different locations.

212 x 145 mm
Floris Books
Biodynamics & Organics
70 colour illustrations
336 pages
Publication date:
15 Sep 2021


The eight biodynamic preparations – Horn manure (500), Horn silica (501), Yarrow, Chamomile, Nettle, Oak bark, Dandelion and Valerian – are a key part of biodynamic agriculture, and are often produced locally on biodynamic farms to well-established recipes.

As biodynamic methods have spread across the globe, more adaptation has become necessary to suit different climates, fauna, seasons and regulations. This book offers fifteen worldwide case studies from experienced practitioners, ranging from European locations (Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands and Italy) to Egypt, Brazil, America, New Zealand and India.

This is a valuable reference guide for those involved in biodynamics around the world.


Ueli Hurter has been the co-head of the Agriculture Section at the Goetheanum in Switzerland (with Jean-Michel Florin) since 2010 and currently sits on the executive board International Biodynamic Association. A native of Switzerland, he completed agricultural apprenticeships in Switzerland, Germany, and France. He has been involved with the Agriculture Section since 1994 and has formerly served as President of the Swiss Demeter association and as Swiss spokesman to Demeter International. Alongside his work as leader of the Section for Agriculture, he is co-manager of the enterprise Ferme de L'Aubier, a Demeter certified farm with mixed culture, an on-farm cheese dairy, and bio-hotel and bio-restaurant.

Bernard Jarman is a biodynamic consultant based in Stroud, UK. He is a director of the UK Biodynamic Association.

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