Biodynamic Botanicals is devoted to the research, education and production of high quality Demeter Certified Biodynamic Botanicals in order to yield highly potent, vibrant, healing herbs for people, pollinators and planet.
Why we Grow
The United States is a large consumer of medicinal herbs, mainly in the form of value added products such as dietary supplements, teas, personal care products, cosmetics, and other nutraceuticals. However, it is estimated that over 80% of the herbs used to make these products are imported from foreign markets. Many of us are concerned with the quality of the medicinal herbs being imported as well as the impacts to climate that overseas supply chains contribute to.
Quality is of the utmost importance to us. We believe that every step in our process is an opportunity to raise the vibration and healing quality of our botanical partners. From quality of seed, water and intention... Everything Matters. When you feel the difference of our herbs, we hope, you will never again base your botanical buying on quantity. Demand Quality.
Co-Founder, Brook Levan received a MFA, NYSCC from Alfred University, BFA, Kansas City Art Institute. He is a certified Permaculture designer and consultant and an alumnus of the Institute for Social Ecology (1978). He has consulted, practiced and taught sustainable design, green building, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, wetland creation and art and design. Mr. Levan is a Fulbright Scholar and has extensive research and travel in Africa, Asia and North and Central America. He has held faculty positions at Pomona College, University of Connecticut and James Madison University. He has published, lectured and exhibited internationally. Mr. Levan is a National Advisory Board Member of Solar Energy International and The Wright Way Foundation, a founding Board Member of the Thompson Divide Coalition, and Board Member of Grass Roots TV. After seeing, smelling and feeling the healing power of the botanicals grown by Stephanie at Sustainable Settings in 2016 his passion for medicinal herbs was ignited and thus this partnership was born in an effort to expand the offering of healing plants to the community.
Stephanie is a Certified Permaculture Designer, an educator in the fields of Greenhouse Management, Seed Saving, Food Forests, Biodynamics, Herbalism and more. She has presented at conferences such as the Boulder Bioneers, the North American Permaculture Convergence, the American Herbalists Guild and the Biodynamic Association. She works with groups of all ages to further their knowledge of these topics through regular public workshops such as CRMPI, Colorado Mountain College, The Grow Network, and the Denver Permaculture Guild as well as co-hosting the Living Permaculture Show, a monthly radio show on public radio KDNK. Stephanie is committed to community servi
Where We Grow
Sustainable Settings Ranch - Carbondale, Colorado
Situated under the majestic Sopris Mountain on 244-acres once known as the historic Thompson Creek Ranch. Sustainable Settings is a working ranch and Whole Systems Learning Center. Our daily and long-term committed effort is to provide the arena and programming where human beings might find a harmonious regenerative intersection with Nature. We work on direct and locally applicable solutions to climate change, food and energy security and the regeneration of healthy topsoil . health in all systems . things we believe to be paramount if we are to survive. This effort is intended to move the culture into greater awareness of human being.s responsible participation as humble stewards and reverent members within Nature.s economy. We are a Demeter Certified Biodynamic Ranch.
Biodynamic Botanicals found its home here in 2016 and currently has 4 acres under cultivation.