One-Year Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics [One day per month from Saturday Sept 14, Chestnut Ridge, NY]

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to June, the Pfeiffer Center's One-Year, Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers the basic principles and all the timely activities of biodynamic agriculture through the seasons.

Registration for the 2019-20 Training is now open! To see the schedule for the year, click here; for a description of the course, visit this page; or apply here.


Biodynamics is a form of organic agriculture that acknowledges and works with both the seen and unseen forces that influence the farmscape, enhancing good stewardship practices such as building soil health and vitality through composting, cover-cropping, and crop rotation. The ideal biodynamic farm generates all the substances and forces it needs to build up and maintain a continuously improving, fertile environment.

Biodynamics is much more than a method. It is a well-reasoned spiritual approach to plant and land care that combines innovative techniques of building up healthy soil with a renewed sensitivity to all the workings of nature on the farm: among and between the soil, plants, animals, and humans — even the very cosmos.

Registration for the 2019-20 Training is now open. Visit this page to apply.

Curious about the training? Come to our open house on Sunday, May 19, 2:00-3:00pm.


A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion of all sessions and a project.

Participants in this course are eligible for workshop participation credit in the Biodynamic Farmer Foundation Year program of the Biodynamic Association.

The Pfeiffer Center cooperates with colleges and universities offering credit for internship programs or work on special projects. It is the responsibility of the student to secure credit from the college.