This method is a holistic approach to farming with nature rather than fighting nature. The key is to feed the land rather than the plant. It is important not to adopt man made interference such as artificial fertilisers, pesticides, insecticides or herbicides which can cause sickness in the land.
The principles of this system were first developed in 1924 by Rudolph Steiner, an Austrian philosopher and scientist.
Health of plants is achieved by the use of natural teas and sprays made from cow manure fermented in cow horn
- Stinging nettle
- Equisetum or horsetail
These items are applied in conjunction with the correct timings according to cosmic rhythms.
The first international Biodynamic wine forum was held in Australia in 2004 the keynote speaker was Nicholas Joly a well know and prestigious wine maker from the Loire valley France the brochure gave the following to explain Biodynamics
The Biodynamic method involves the use of specially developed preparations that assist in connecting the whole farm unit with the dynamic rhythms of the earth and atmosphere.
Instead of just acting on the physical, Biodynamics goes one step further in both working with the living soil and the invisible energies of nature.
Because of this connection with this world of energies, Biodynamics help to dramatically increase the possibility of individuality, an individuality the French call terroir.