Download and read online The North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar in PDF and EPUB The 2018 Maria Thun biodynamic calendar, now in its 56th year, adapted for North American (Eastern Standard Time) dates and times.This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations.The calendar includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.
Download and read online The North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar in PDF and EPUB The 2016 Maria Thun biodynamic calendar, now in its 54th year, adapted for North American (Eastern Standard Time) dates and times.This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations.The calendar includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.
Download and read online What Is Biodynamics in PDF and EPUB "This edition has been edited by Marcia Merryman Means, who also wrote the short introductions before each lecture"--T.p. verso.
Download and read online Agriculture Course in PDF and EPUB When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures 80 years ago, industrial farming was on the rise and organic methods were being replaced in teh name of science, efficiency and technology. With the widespread alarm over the quality of food in recent years, and the growth of the organic movement and its mainstream acceptance, perceptions are changing. With these talks, Steiner created and launched biodynamic farming - a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as premium organic.
Download and read online Grasp the Nettle in PDF and EPUB Contains appendices, bibliography, index.
Download and read online Sacred Agriculture in PDF and EPUB Biodynamic methods are increasingly used by farmers, gardeners and winemakers. Dennis Klocek argues that, in order to use such methods effectively, the practitioner must undergo constant self-development.Based on numerous lectures, Klocek discusses the kind of inner development and understanding required to work with the elemental nature of the earth. His views are presented in a framework that includes alchemy, the classical four elements, Goethean observation, and the work of Rudolf Steiner.This is not a book of how-to techniques, but a conceptual guidebook to those looking to implement biodynamics at the deepest level.
Download and read online Weeds and What They Tell Us in PDF and EPUB This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer discusses the different varieties of weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health. The process of combatting weeds is discussed in principle as well as in practice, so that it can be applied to any situation. First written in the 1950s, this is still one of the best overviews of the subject available.
Download and read online The Light Root in PDF and EPUB ‘This plant is the only one which is in a position to store light ether; this will be indispensable for people in future.’ – Rudolf Steiner Koberwitz, Whitsun 1924: Rudolf Steiner had just completed his momentous lecture course on biodynamic agriculture and was waiting for a car to take him to the station. Suddenly he was approached by two of his pupils with an urgent question: Would his new indications for treating soil and vegetables be sufficient to provide, ‘...nutrition appropriate to our times and in accordance with the spirit?’ Steiner’s frank response was somewhat surprising: ‘It will not be sufficient even in the most favourable circumstances. What should be done is to cultivate the Dioscorea batatas in Europe so that it can take over from the potato as the staple diet.’ In the many decades since that conversation, various attempts have been made to cultivate Dioscorea batatas – the ‘light root’ – in Europe, initially by Steiner’s close colleague Guenther Wachsmuth. More recently, biodynamic farmer Ralf Roessner began to research the plant and its background, but soon discovered problems with the specimens available in Europe. Unsatisfied with the standard of the plants, in 2002 he travelled to the original growing areas of Dioscorea batatas in China, where he was able to form a comprehensive picture of the best planting methods and conditions. ‘The nodules which I found and brought back with me’, he writes, ‘showed similar light ether characteristics to the original plants of Wachsmuth’s’. Having successfully cultivated and marketed this light root, Roessner presents some carefully assembled introductory materials based on his experiences and those of a colleague. This small book, illustrated with colour images, is intended for people who wish to discover more about the plant’s being and spiritual mission as a ‘helper of progress’. Roessner explains how the light root stores ‘light ether’ in a unique manner, making it not only a valuable food, but also a ‘carrier of the spirit’. This light root could even ‘...decisively influence the development of humanity and the earth’. Aside from studying esoteric aspects, he gives answers to frequently-asked practical questions about the plant and its cultivation.
Download and read online The Biodynamic Year in PDF and EPUB Join the author on a journey through the seasons and discover great new tips and suggestions. The Biodynamic Year contains a wealth of advice for gardeners who wish to care for and manage nature more responsibly and successfully.
Download and read online A Biodynamic Manual in PDF and EPUB For anyone already practicing, or turning to, biodynamic gardening and farming methods, numerous detailed questions arise, such as: * How do you choose your seeds? * What fertilisers should you use? * Which natural products are most effective? This manual, fully illustrated with explanatory diagrams and photographs, provides the answers. The book covers * all aspects of making and using biodynamic preparations and composts * managing the health of plants * weed control * parasite control * issues around mixed cultivation * animal care * specialised crops and planting such as fruit trees and vines Although the technical aspects of biodynamic growing are exhaustively covered, the author also considers the human qualities necessary for this kind of agriculture to succeed. This is an invaluable guide for all biodynamic growers to have to hand daily.
Download and read online Biodynamic Greenhouse Management in PDF and EPUB Heinz Grotzke draws on over forty years of experience as a professional gardener to address the practicalities of greenhouse management, such as soil blends, preparations, sanitation and cuttings. He also explains all the biodynamic theory, terminology and methods necessary to understand and follow the information provided. The book tackles all the essential topics, from choosing which type of greenhouse to own, to protecting your plant from diseases.
Download and read online Gardening for Life in PDF and EPUB Biodynamic techniques recognise that plant life is intimately bound up with the life of the soil; that the soil itself is alive and that the degree of vitality influences the health of the crops. You will soon be able to grow quality produce which possesses vitality and has the highest flavour, through the nurture of the soil.Whether you are an experienced gardener or not, whether or not you have used permaculture or grown organic produce before, this book offers valuable, easily accessible tips