Biodynamic Farming and Gardening


: Philosophy, principles, practice


Biodynamic farming is an ecological, self-supporting farming system which has no adverse environmental effects. It promotes soil enrichment and conservation. In this revised and updated edition of his pioneering book, Grasp the Nettle, Peter Proctor succinctly outlines the application of biodynamic Method to a wide range of farming and gardening conditions.

Proctor provide practical observation and biodynamic techniques, tips on how to recognize healthy soil and pasture, and how to make biodynamic preparation. This edition include new idea on applying the preparation; appendices on understanding the planting calendar and the influence of the plants; and covers recent advances in biodynamic practice and techniques in New Zealand, Australia and India.


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