Openness to Alternative Growing Ideas

Farmers, Households, Policymakers

We should remain open-minded to alternative ways of producing food such as biodynamic agriculture. Methods unique to biodynamic farming include: its treatment of animals, crops and soil as a single system and the use of astrological sowing and planting calendars. Biodynamics was first developed in the early 1920s based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of the Austrian writer Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)

Biodynamic farming has similar physical and practices as organic, natural approaches, but brings elements of spiritual thinking, philosophy and mental connection to land.

Efficient, low carbon practice considered rather than focusing on high yield. It recognises the connections and energies that we can’t see or quantify, like the pull of planets. Further scientific research into these methods may be undertaken.

http://www.biodynamics.com

http://www.laverstokepark.co.uk
Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire, England, UK

http://www.livepower.org
Livepower Community Farm, California, USA

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