Biodynamic Farming and Gardening

January 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Biodynamic Gardening is a unified approach to agriculture that relates the ecology of the earth-organism to that of the entire cosmos. Essentially, biodynamic farming and gardening looks upon the soil and the farm as living organisms. It regards maintenance and furtherance of soil life as a basic necessity if the soil is to be preserved for generations, and it regards the farm as being true to its essential nature if it can be conceived of as a kind of individual entity in itself — a self-contained individuality. It begins with the ideal concept of the necessary self-containedness of the farm and works with furthering the life of the soil as a primary means by which a farm can become a kind of individuality that progresses and evolves.

Soil improvement is obtained by proper humus management — e.g., by the application of sufficient organic manure and compost in the best possible state of fermentation; by proper crop rotation; by proper working of the soil; by protective measures such as wind protection; cover crops, green manure, and diversified crops rather than monocultures; and by mixed cropping so that plants can aid and support each other.

Biodynamic Farming Association
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association was founded in 1938.

Hawai’i Biodynamic Organization: Patrick Moser, 845 Pe’ahi Road, Ha’iku, HI 96708; (808) 572-1766; Email.

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Entry filed under: Composting, Gardening & Agriculture, Home Gardens, Hui Gardens, School Gardens.

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