Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Society of British Columbia

Mailing Address

Contact Info

Administrator: Larisa Knutsen
Phone: (604) 517-0307
Email: bdcertification(a)


BC Certified Organic Program-Regional-Crop Production, Livestock, Processing

Date of Certificate

May 11, 2016-May 11, 2017


Biodynamic Principles

A foundation of the Biodynamic method of farming is a Goethean observation of nature and its application to a farming system. This encourages a view of nature as an interconnected whole, a totality, an organism endowed with archetypal rhythm. Biodynamic farming involves managing a farm utilizing the principles of a living organism. A concise model of a living organism ideal would be a wilderness forest. In such a system there is a high degree of self-sufficiency in all realms of biological survival. Fertility and feed arise out of the recycling of the organic material the system generates. Avoidance of pest species is based on biological vigor and its intrinsic biological and genetic diversity. Water is efficiently cycled through the system. While agriculture takes nature to a state that is one step removed from wilderness, the wisdom of the farmer that guides its course can reflect these ancient principles of sustainability. The view of the farm organism extends beyond the fence line and includes the tangible and intangible forces that work through it. Examples include the climate, inherent wildlife of the earth (above and below the ground), the light and warmth from the sun and the more distant astronomical influences. Biodynamic agriculture attempts to harmonize all of these factors within a holistic, living farm system. The food that results is very pure and true to its essence and provides deeply penetrating nutrition that is essential to an increasingly unhealthy human population.

President: Niklaus Forstbauer
Vice President: Gabe Cipes
Treasurer: Doug Helmer
Secretary: Travis Forstbauer

Board Members at Large:
Angus McDonell
Yolanda Versterre
Naomi Martz
Johanna Karminas

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Membership Listing, Found 12 entries

Transitional Assessed to the BC Organic Standards and in transition to full organic status. For more information click here.
Pending Application for assessment to the BC Organic Standards submitted - certification review decision pending. For more information click here.

Enterprise Contact City Status Class
Alderlea Farm John Ehrlich Duncan T3
Blue Heaven Farm Norma Crawley Abbotsford Certified
Dandelion Farms Angus Macdonell Mission T1 Farm
Elderberry Lane Farm Aileen Collings Lasqueti Island Certified Farm/Livestock
Forstbauer Family Farm Niklaus Forstbauer,
Travis Forstbauer
Chilliwack Certified Farm/Livestock
Gaby's Organics Elizabeth Ksinan,
Catharine Ksinan
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Helmer Organic Farm Doug Helmer,
Jeanette Helmer,
Anna Helmer
Pemberton Certified Farm/Livestock
Lost Savanna Farm Kris Arbanas,
Brittany Arbanas
Black Creek T3
Lowland Herb Farm Boni Townsend Sardis Certified Farm
Shalefield Gardens Brian Patterson,
Yolanda deBruyn
Lindell Beach Certified Farm
Snowy Mountain Organics & Harvey's Orchards Lauren Sellars,
Walter Harvey
Cawston Certified Farm
Summerhill Gabe Cipes,
Harold Gaudy
Kelowna Certified Farm