PUBLICATIONS & ONLINE
www.astro-calendar.com Mullumbimby-based Brian Keats publishes the Antipodean Astro-Calendar, an invaluable tool for anybody interested in farming or gardening according to the rythyms of the moon, the sun and the stars. He also publishes a version for the northern hemisphere: www.northernstarcalendar.com
With 20 years of experience behind her, NSW-based educator Lynette West offers Introductory Workshops, Foundation Courses and Distance Education Certificate Programs in biodynamic gardening and farming.
www.biodynamics.net.au You can also buy a number of books about biodynamics through the BAA web site.
Michelle Gadd from www.organicwine.com.au (see below) has set up this new website. As well as acting as a forum for an exchange of ideas between biodynamic practitioners - contributors will include Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Julian Castagna and Erinn and Janet Klein from Ngeringa - the site offers a free download of a new translation, by site editor, Tom Munro, of the book L'Agriculture Biodynamique by the late Francois Bouchet, BD consultant to Domaine Leflaive and others.
www.forkandbottle.com This US-based web site has an extensive list of over 400 wine producers from around the world using biodynamic methods.
www.gmagazine.com.au I contribute a regular wine column and reviews of organic/biodynamic wines for this new, informative, intelligent magazine covering ‘green lifestyle’ issues. Well worth subscribing to.
www.howtosavetheworld.co.nz How To Save The World, a DVD looking at the work of Peter Proctor, New Zealand’s ‘father of modern Biodynamics’, is an excellent (if extremely uncritical) introduction to biodynamics
www.mitchell-beazley.co.uk In 2004, British wine writer Monty Waldin published the groundbreaking book, Biodynamic Wines, as part of the Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library. If you are interested in biodynamics and wine, this is essential reading - although I would wait for the revised and updated (and, hopefully, more carefully-edited) edition to be published in the near future. Hopefully, a publication date will soon be announced.
www.organicwinejournal.com This online magazine has good information about biodynamics, including an interview with James Millton and an article by Nicolas Joly.
www.winealchemy.com Paul Howard’s UK-based Wine Alchemy wine web site has a comprehensive overview of biodynamics.
www.wineanorak.com Scientist-turned-wine writer Jamie Goode has been following biodynamics for years and has written extensively about it on his web site.
The web site of UK magazine, Wine and Spirit, has a link to a very interesting, lucid video clip of Dr Robert Gross of Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Oregon talking about biodynamics.