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 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.
Luc Monzies spent much of his childhood at his grandfather's biodynamic farming school and training center in France.
According to Alex Avery's The Truth About Organic Foods, Steiner, with his idea of "biodynamic farming," was one of the champions of organics in the 1920s.
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.
The secret behind their health and that of the wave of green fennel fronds that sway in the breeze, on a winter's day, is biodynamic farming, a method that Andy calls ``organic with knobs on''.
To find out if there is a CSA near you, visit the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association's Web site at www.biodynamics.com.
* Biodynamic farming, sustainable agriculture and fishing are ultra-fashionable.
Various alternatives to the use of pesticides and herbicides are discussed, namely organic and biodynamic farming and permaculture.
Biodynamic farming and working with handicapped adults is a truly happy marriage.
Few studies examining biodynamic farming methods or comparing biodynamic with other farming systems have been published in the refereed scientific literature (Reganold 1995).
Humbrecht will also guide Phantom Creek's transition to organic and biodynamic farming practices.

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