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What is it and from where did it originate?
Origin of Biodynamics
In the early 1920s, a group of practicing farmers, concerned with the decline in the health of soils, plants and animals, sought the advice of Rudolf Steiner, founder of anthroposophy, who had spent all his life researching and investigating the subtle forces within nature. From a series of lectures and conversations held at Koberwitz, Germany (now in Poland) in June 1924, there emerged the fundamental principles of biodynamic farming and gardening, a unified approach to agriculture that relates the ecology of the farm-organism to that of the entire cosmos. This approach has been under development in many parts of the world ever since. Dr. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, who worked with Dr. Steiner during the formative period, brought biodynamic concepts to the United States in the 1930s. It was during this period that the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association was founded in 1938.
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A must have book…for reading and rereading
There is always something new to learn or learn from - this is a system I very much want to know much more about and be able to interest and teach my grandsons all the finer points of gardening/farming for the right reasons and in the right manner.
For the next 2 or 3 months all across the farming community Biodynamic Educational Events will be happening. We are so happy to have one coming up not too far from us.
The 17th Annual Biodynamic Celebration & Harvest Festival
Sage Hill is preparing for the Fall Season…Summer is rapidly moving out.
The gardens are producing less and less each day and the beautiful and abundant blooms from the many different flowers scattered around the grounds are fading and setting seed heads. September is always a month of rest and reflection--a time to revisit the choices we made, if and how well they worked, and to be grateful for the many accomplishments that will be long lived memories.
But wait…August is not quite over! In fact we have one very major event yet to plan and carry through. August 26 is Kitchen Garden Day…started and promoted by "Kitchen Gardeners International" and Roger Doiron.
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A Meet And Greet For The Farming Community-and our neighbors ~
Sage Hill will be hosting an afternoon on the grounds, August 24th (Friday) open house style-from 12 noon until 2 PM…if you are interested in Raised Bed gardening, sustainable growing, food and herb information, please feel free to drop by. We will have cool drinks and snacks for your enjoyment. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday.
Fresh Herbs are still producing and plentiful…Eggplant and Sweet Cubanell peppers also.
Sage Hill Herb Farm