“What Is Biodynamic Farming?” {OrganicNation.tv video}

Via on Feb 2, 2010

The below comes via a green-minded twitter friend, Dorothée Royal-Hedinger:

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During my travels across America for OrganicNation.tv, I’ve been lucky to visit many beautiful farms and gardens. But none have captivated my imagination quite like Frog Hill Farm in Port Townsend, Washington.

The farm’s diverse acres include woodlands, an herb and flower garden, wetlands, pastures for goats, ducks and chickens as well as neat rows of vegetables. Sebastian Aguilar, who runs the farm with his family, has taken his organic certification to the next level by employing biodynamic farming practices.

Be sure to press “full-screen”:

Did you notice all the bird calls in the background? Or the fact that more than one species of plant and animal can be sustained in the environment? An often misunderstood technique due to it’s roots in Rudolph Steiner’s esoteric spiritual philosophy, biodynamic agriculture treats farms as unified organisms and emphasizes the relationship of soil, plants and animals. It seems like a great way to continue improving on organic models to make farming truly sustainable.

-Dorothée Royal-Hedinger

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3 Responses to ““What Is Biodynamic Farming?” {OrganicNation.tv video}”

  1. Jeff says:

    Biodynamic is the highest grade of organic farming, so it's great to see more doing it. He is so right on in this video… it's all about healing the earth. Check out oregonswildharvest.com to see more on their Demeter Certified Biodynamic herb farm in Oregon…

  2. Bianca Myall says:

    Wonderful entry.

    This is kind of off-topic, but what is your favorite soil conditioning fertilizer? I've tried Pro-Gro on my vegetable garden, but I don't know how happy I am with the results. Anyone have suggestions?

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