Our Mission is Healing The Earth!

We have been supporting gardeners and farmers in their practice of biodynamics since 1985. We provide:

Biodynamic Preparations of the highest quality for plants, fields and compost.
Educational Workshops and Consultation to gardeners and farmers.
Books on biodynamics and related topics.
Applied Biodynamics, our quarterly newsletter.
E-news updates to keep you up-to-date on biodynamic happenings.
Research to support the practice of biodynamics.

Biodynamics takes you beyond organics and offers you a roadmap to enhance the vitality of your farm or garden. Biodynamic preparations and indications for planting, cultivating and harvesting allow you to work with the life forces that increase the physical health of your soil, plants and animals.

The Valerian Preparation


“Valerian surrounds the plant life with a warm mantle.” – Manfred Klett.

In his landmark work Principles of Biodynamic Spray and Compost Preparations, Manfred Klett explains that the diluted juice of valerian has the faculty to create a sheath, wherever it is sprayed. “As I understand, it is a sheath which consists of condensed warmth ether. It opens towards the spiritual, protects against influences of the natural environment and preserves the workings of its brother and sister preparations when we spray it over the compost heap.”

In anticipation of our Fall 2013 Applied Biodynamics Newsletter, we offer a reprint from the Summer 2001 issue on Valerian. Also, from the Winter 2003–2004 issue there are a couple of articles by Patricia Smith on extending a crop with valerian, frost protection and the article Using Valerian the Way Steiner Indicated – An Update

Related Reading:
more on valerian
Valerian Revisited #82
Valerian Response Revisited #84


Latest News


The JPI office will be closed from Noon, December 24, 2015 until Monday, January 4, 2016 8am.  Thank you for your dedication to biodynamics and the healing of the Earth, and for your continued support of JPI.  Blessings to all of you for the festival season and best wishes… Read more »

Journal for Star Wisdom 2016, Robert Powell, Have Arrived!

https://www.jpibiodynamics.org/product/journal-for-star-wisdom-2016-robert-powell/ Journal for Star Wisdom 2016 includes articles of interest concerning star wisdom (Astrosophy), as well as a guide to the correspondences between stellar configurations during the life of Christ and those of today. This guide comprises a complete sidereal ephemeris and aspectarian, geocentric and… Read more »

The 2016 North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

The 2016 Maria Thun biodynamic calendar, now in its 54th year, adapted for North American (Eastern Standard Time) dates and times. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun’s unique… Read more »

Biodynamic Gardening – Monty Waldin

Get tastier produce from your garden with this fresh approach to growing veg, fruit and ornamental plants. Home-grown food is now a reality for many, eco-conscious gardeners everywhere should be keen to explore methods that increase yield and harvest edible crops with a depth of… Read more »

2016 Stella Natura Biodynamic Planting Calendar – Have Arrived!!!!

https://www.jpibiodynamics.org/product/stella-natura-2016-biodynamic-planting-calendar/ Stella Natura 2016 Biodynamic Planting Calendar and Planting Guide Stella Natura 2016 Biodynamic Planting Calendar Planting Charts and Thought-Provoking Essays Edited by Sherry Wildfeuer This Calendar has many aspects: a basic introduction to astronomy, a simple ephemeris, a planting guide, a star map, aid… Read more »

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