biodynamic agriculture

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biodynamic agriculture

A type of organic farming which focuses on ensuring self-sustainability of the soil, by using special manures and herbal preparations to enhance soil health, integrating plants and animals and encouraging biodiversity.
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Biodynamic farming was developed in 1924 by Rudolph Steiner--philosopher, esotericist, and founder of Waldorf education.
Biodynamic farming started in Northern Europe, where grazing animals and pastures were often used in crop-rotation systems.
In the 1920s, around the same time as biodynamic farming got underway, the Swedish packaging company Tetra Pak was founded.
The principles of biodynamic farming are based on a series of eight lectures, called "Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture," written by the German philosopher Rudolph Steiner.
The practice and support of organic and biodynamic farming has come too far in this country to give up easily in a fight.
Raising organic production a notch higher is biodynamic farming, which is even more eco-friendly since its methods work with nature on all levels of planting and harvesting.
Biodynamic farming has been well known, if not mainstream, in Europe since the late 1920s, but perhaps due to its mystical bent it's been slow to catch on in the United States.
Biodynamic farming, such as we practice here at Heritage Prime, is considered quirky only by those who have no hands-on experience of it.
Luc Monzies spent much of his childhood at his grandfather's biodynamic farming school and training center in France.
A Frenchman named Jean-Pierre Fleury, for example, switched to biodynamic farming in 1989 and became the first champagne producer to do so.
As you prepare for your fall planting, the proper cultivation of wild plants demands knowledge of woodland soft; they also benefit from the construction of terraced woodland beds, as well as permaculture and biodynamic farming principals and practices.
Under the broad definition of organic agriculture are some particular subcategories of farming practice: biodynamic farming and permaculture are perhaps the two best known.

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