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What is biodynamic?

Biodynamics is a word built on two words derived originally from ancient Greek; bio, meaning life, and dyn, meaning force.  Biodynamic produce is highly valued for it rich taste and high nutrient value.

How is biodynamic different from organic?

Organic farming techniques have become increasingly mainstream.  Organic pesticides, are concentrated natural substances  which can be just as toxic and as persistent as synthetic pesticides.  Organic farming selects treatments that won’t hurt people, but applied to insects they can be just as deadly to the good insects and micro-organisms as chemicals and impact our eco-system.

Biodynamic farming  is also known as permaculture farming which is all about:

 

Plant Diversity: The farm is an ecosystem, and to be healthy, the farm must embrace, utilize and emulate nature. The land on the farm needs to include habitat corridors and fallow areas. Some plants restore essential nutrients that other plants deplete, and visa versa.

 

Crop Rotation: Bio-dynamics depends on soil enrichment through regular crop rotations. Different food crops, cover crops, as well as leaving land fallow or wild all helps to maintain healthy soils. Crop rotation with biodynamics encourages beneficial insects, reduces compaction, and recycles nutrients.

 

Composting: This is perhaps the heart of a biodynamic farm, with a focus on soil quality, promoting growth, utilizing natural enrichments.

 

Homeopathic solutions: Homeopathy is the practice of using minute quantities of material to have a large effect on a large environment.

The formulas are so potent a few ounces can easily cover an acre or more, helps create life in the soil, it promotes root activity, stimulates soil micro-life and increases growth of beneficial bacteria. The light formula is made of minutely ground quartz crystals,  mixed in minute quantities with water and sprayed onto the plants where millions of tiny prisms then capture and distribute more light, enhancing photosynthesis, bringing more light to the vines or other plants.

 

Life forces: Biodynamics embraces the totality of the influence of the cosmos, paying close attention to the cycles of the sun and moon, planets and stars.