Chromatographic images of a Biodynamic (left) and a Conventional carrot.
The wide pink band in the conventional shows a near absence of mineral content.
For more info see the bulleted link below.
What's Special About Biodynamics?
The name "Biodynamic" means “working with the energies which create and maintain life.” Biodynamic Agriculture is a world-wide non-chemical agriculture movement founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 which pre-dates “organics” by two decades. But, Biodynamics is about more than avoiding chemicals. It actively restores the depleted life giving forces of the planet concentrating cosmic and earthly energies into special preparations that act like homeopathic remedies for the microbial, plant, and animal life on the farm.
For more information about Biodynamics, please see this excellent article from the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association’s website (BDA): See: What is Biodynamics
Farmer Erik Stands by Flow Form which creates energized water
What Biodynamic Farmers and CSA Have in Common
Children Stir the BD Preps in Water that will Help the Plants to Grow.
Many Biodynamic gardens and farms are educational centers, many are models for the future of food production involving now popular concepts like: local, sustainable, environmentally friendly, economic parity (living wage and the true cost of food). All are models for how to produce and consume the healthiest food available, true food as nature intended, infused with the forces of life for physical, mental and spiritual nourishment.
It Tastes Better!
We encourage our members to have blind taste tests of biodynamic vs conventional food. Here is the response by one of our members:
What is Biodynamic Agriculture Really About?
Biodynamics was started in 1924 by farmers and soil scientists who chose not to follow the world into the widely promoted “chemical future”. Even in 1924, there was noticeable degradation in quality of soil, seed, plant and animal. In the time of Aristotle…it was recognized that relationships exist between certain cosmic constellations and the various plant species. Life processes are possible only between terrestrial forces streaming towards the periphery and cosmic forces raying from the periphery towards the earth.
Animal Husbandry is an important part of Biodynamic Farming
According to Steiner one has only to penetrate this material world to discover that it is indeed the spiritual world. The farmer, mediating between the realms of nature (mineral, plant, animal) and human, is creating a new agriculture which supports more developed forms of life.
We are inspired by the belief that True Food nourishes the body and the human spirit.
“Every idea that does not become an ideal for you kills a force in your soul, but every idea that becomes an ideal for you creates forces of life within you.” Rudolf Steiner
We believe that this IS going to be the future of food production everywhere.
Science of Biodynamics in The Philosophy of Demeter, Inc. and the Farm as a Living Organism
Biodynamic Diet and Food Sensitivity, observations by a CSA member
The Role of Farmers in "Biodynamic Farmers- Backbone of a Spiritual (R)Evolution"
Healing the Soil and Creating Spiritual Food by Victor Landa
Some examples of Biodynamic preparations
More on the importance of soil and of sun on our foods.
-- Dr. Christopher