Biodynamic agriculture

Biodynamic agriculture is inspired by R. Steiner’s “anthroposophy” and is based on the premise that a farming company is truly an independent living organism inserted in a bigger living cosmic organism that influences it. Cosmic rhythms influence planting calendars, growing and gathering. The more employed techniques are crop rotation, biodynamic preparations, composting, non-destructive soil ploughing and quality fertilizing through the use of “green manures” and biodynamic compost fertilizing.

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