Open Days

This year’s theme, which Christopher is leading, is how to improve the robustness of herbal medicine in this country, by reducing dependance on international trade and by working with Nature on our doorsteps. September 19th Rutland Biodynamics Open Day....

Warming of the ground

The ground here in Rutland is slowing warming up (it’s ‘late’ land – slow to warm but slow to cool in the autumn). The only planting we have done so far is a few hundred Bulgarian Rosa damascena which we were fortunate to exchange with...

Biodynamic Update

We filled and buried the cow horn manure shortly after the late October (Samhuin) full moon and treated the compost heap with the range of biodynamic herbal preparations. These interesting and important experiences allow one to take stock of the relationship between...

2008 on the farm

Because some medicinal herbs are annuals, some perennials and because success rates vary from season to season, the actual numbers and varieties of our plantings required vary dramatically from year to year. It’s always a risk, but 2008 was a particularly...

Water, water…

25% herbal tinctures may be as high as 65% water. We are often asked if we use public mains tap water in our medicines. The answer is an emphatic NO! Actually we do not use public mains water anywhere on the farm at all, with what we need being drawn from our own...

Farm Open Days

Many herbalists grow their own herbs but we believe that those who do not should have the opportunity to have every assurance of the conditions in which their raw materials and produced and handled. That is why our farm is thrown open several times a year, during the...

Our medicines manufacturing licence (UK GMP MIA 28255)

Rutland Biodynamics Ltd., is believed to be the only farm run by a qualified herbalist to be accepted for licensing under the Traditional Herbal Medicines Directive (THMD), anywhere in the whole of Europe. In the main, GMP means that the level of safety of our...