Touch the Soil News #500 (feature photo published in the U.S. before 1923 and public domain in the U.S.)
What is Biodynamic farming? We looked to the Biodynamic Association to get a clearer picture:
Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. 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 of ecological, social and economic sustainability.
Biodynamic farming was invented by Rudolf Steiner back in the 1920s. Surprisingly, food processors have picked up on the Biodynamic appeal. Biodynamic has become a new buzzword in natural and organic products. Products that claim biodynamic to use ingredients from regenerative farms which restore vitality to the Earth while delivering superior taste.
Rudolph Steiner (1905) was the father of biodynamic farming.
Following are some of the newest Biodynamic products. Will you seek any of them out?
- Biodynamic Cinnamon Clusters made with biodynamic can sugar and biodynamic cinnamon.
- Biodynamic short grain brown rice from Lundberg Farms, California.
- Biodynamic chocolate bars from Pacari Chocolate.
- Wines from certified biodynamic farms.
Following is a rather interesting presentation by Prince Charles (Prince of Wales) addressing an international Biodynamic organization.