Dear John and List,
My sentiments and well stated.
Upon first encountering biodynamic agriculture (over 20 years ago) I
expressed the same sentiments to the president of the biodynamic
association, who was also editor of its journal. Biodynamic agriculture
was top notch agriculture, the best. Anything less didn't really deserve to
be called agriculture becausethat other stuff, rather than supporting our
culture it heralded its demise.
"Yes, but. . ." he rejoined. "We have to distinguish ourselves from the bad
boys who are practicing utter lunacy and have pre-empted the term,
I could see his point and still do. Yet in the intervening 22 years
biodynamic agriculture has hardly made any headway toward becoming
mainstream. Could it be because the proponents identify themselves as
"biodynamic?" Far more than "sustainable" this is regenerative agriculture.
But agriculture practiced properly should be regenerative.
Joel Salatin doesn't go in much for all the modifiers, but what he is doing
pasturing animals is very, very regenerative--good farming--and it is
catching on plenty faster than most of these things with all the adjectives
in front of the word "agriculture." Must be some reason for that.
To Unsubscribe: Email email@example.com with the command
"unsubscribe sanet-mg". If you receive the digest format, use the command
To Subscribe to Digest: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the command
All messages to sanet-mg are archived at: