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

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Due to problems with the old website we had to launch a little earlier than planned.   We’ll be adding more information and features to our new website in the near future. If you have any questions please call: 540-745-7030 or email us at info@jpibiodynamics.org.  Enjoy… Read more »

Stella Natura 2014 Biodynamic Planting Calendar

This Calendar has many aspects: a basic introduction to astronomy, a simple ephemeris, a planting guide, a star map, aid for following the movement of the planets in the night sky, and articles by nine different authors. All of these attempt to provide a true… Read more »

The North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar 2014

The 2014 biodynamic calendar, now in its 52nd 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 insights, which… Read more »

2014 Northern Hemisphere Astro Calendar

Brian Keats has compiled and published the Antipodean Astro Calendar, a Southern Hemisphere biodynamic guide, since 1985, and in 2001 developed the Northern Hemisphere Astro Calendar for use north of the equator. The calendar is a useful tool for all who are interested in the… Read more »

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