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Friday, October 06, 2006

Natural Cycles, Natural Food

Having recently visited the Hawthorne Valley Farm and experienced biodynamic farming for the first time, I figured I'd read up on this unusual approach to agriculture. Here's what I've dug up so far..."Based on a series of lectures given by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1924, Biodynamics is a method of agriculture which seeks to actively work with the health-giving forces of nature. It is the oldest non-chemical agricultural movement, pre-dating the organic agriculture movement by some twenty years and has now spread throughout the world."

Steiner's approach is really quite fascinating -- it seems part medieval alchemy, part new-age science...for more on this unconventional method, start exploring... /m
www.biodynamics.com/
www.hawthornevalleyfarm.com/

2 Comments:

Blogger Chandira said...

I've also been lookiing into lunar gardening, which has been used sucessfully for centuries, I think even my practical old no-nonsense grandmother used the moon to garden by. That saves on weedkillers and fertilizers too!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Chandira,
Good to hear from you. There is such power in the moon...your grandmother sounds very wise.

May your garden bring you much joy. There is something to be said for "the fruits of labor." Thanks for commenting. /m

10:53 PM  

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