Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to organic farming, organic gardening, organic food and nutrition. Biodynamic farming has its roots back for thousands of years in Africa (multiple area), South America (Amazon Basin - Tera Preta), in ancient Aboriginal cultures and other parts of the world. Recently, biodynamics was introduced in the early 1920s based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of the Austrian writer, educator and social activist Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), whose philosophy is called “anthroposophy.” Today, the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of successful gardens, farms, vineyards and agricultural operations of all kinds and sizes on all continents, in a wide variety of ecological and economic settings.
Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced organic farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Vortex preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. Biodynamic practitioners also recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the wider cosmos on soil, plant and animal health.
Most biodynamic initiatives seek to embody triple bottom line approaches (ecological, social and economic sustainability), taking inspiration from Steiner’s insights into social and economic life as well as agriculture. Community supported agriculture (CSA), for example, was pioneered by biodynamic farmers, and many biodynamic practitioners work in creative partnerships with other farms and with schools, medical and wellness facilities, restaurants, hotels, homes for social therapy and other organizations. Biodynamics is thus not just a holistic agricultural system but also a potent movement for new thinking and practices in all aspects of life connected to food and agriculture.
What is Biodynamic Farming?
Biodynamics is important to us because it offers us a way, not known to us before, of participating in and consciously influencing the life processes in nature such that harmonious and healing forces can unfold for the Earth and humanity.
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