There was a long discussion about biodynamics on SANET several
months ago. If you are not able to get into the archives and
find them, let me know. I saved most of the discussion and can
forward it to you.
Also find a copy of Herbert Koepf's book "BioDynamic Farming"
(I think that is the correct title). He and Ehrenfried
Pfeiffer are two of the leading exponents of Biodynamic farming.
According to Jason Thomas:
> what is it? This is as good a place as any for me to ask for some input
> regarding what it is exactly that constiutes "biodynamic farming." I am
> told by some that biodynamic farming involves cycled inputs and outputs,
> blah blah. The question I suppose is at what level? Single farm?
> community? Depends on the system? (The catchall answer for anything in
> sustainable agriculture). Also, are the inputs necessarily generally
> non-chemical, such as we might associate with organic growing? In other
> words, if a cow were injected with hormones and antibiotics, and fed
> malathion-sprayed alfalfa, even if its manure went straight back onto the
> alfalfa field, would that be considered biodynamic farming? I ask because
> I really don't know and any feedback would be appreciated. Buzzwords are
> busy words, whatever that means. Thanks.
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