We envisage a world in which the supply of high quality nutritious food for local
communities is brought about by self-empowered people carrying out meaningful work
on biodynamic holdings.
Biodynamics (with spiritual science as the underlying logic) is a challenging concept
in a world which is dominated by materialistic science. Being introduced to biodynamics
and its anthroposophical foundations is often a shock to the system for many new
students – but often acts as a trigger for life changing events. People find new
meaning to their life while they go through the programmes at the Biodynamic Agricultural
College, they live and work together with other people who go through a similar process,
and often they make friends for life. People grow in their relationships to the land
and the environment around them, to the other people in the learning community and
in the relationships to themselves and their own life’s paths.
We are deeply aware of our responsibility towards our students to provide an effective
educational process which provides the conditions for self-transformation and empowerment
which in turn helps our students to find direction and meaning in their lives.
We value the fact that our staff works out of an understanding of the existence of
a spiritual world which imbues all living beings.
We value the development of knowledge, understanding and skill in the practice of
biodynamic agriculture, and the dignity and empowerment which it imparts to those
who work on the land.
We value teaching and learning which combines theoretical knowledge (“head”), artistic
and social activities (“heart”) and the development of practical skills (“hands”).
We value the importance of biodynamic agriculture and its further development for
the future of the earth and all living beings.
We value the important role that biodynamic agriculture can play in the development
of vibrant local communities.
We value the importance of supporting the personal development of both staff and
students and respect the freedom of each individual.
The purpose of the Biodynamic Agricultural College is to facilitate personal growth
and development through the learning of biodynamic skills and so provide our community
with trained biodynamic practitioners. As a centre of expertise in the biodynamic
movement we develop and disseminate biodynamic and organisational skills and techniques.