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-We've often referred to the wheatgrass we use as biodynamic. We purchase it locally from Gratitude Farms in Northfield, VT where they practice biodynamic farming.
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition. Where all animals, plants and the solar system are thought of as a living inter-related system that impacts on each other. This is the beautiful couple that makes it all possible and brings this practice to life!
Biodynamics was first developed in the early 1920's based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of the Austrian writer, educator and social activist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, whose philosophy is called "anthroposophy". The philosophy postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world that is accessible by direct experience through inner development.
Today, the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of successful gardens, farms, vineyards and agricultural operations of all kinds and sizes on all continents, in a wide variety of ecological and economic settings. It is sometimes referred to as 'enhanced organic' or 'super-charged organic', but it goes far beyond that.
Biodynamic farming shares with organic farming the elimination of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. But unlike organic farming, biodynamic farming uses, in addition, a series of fermented manure, plant, and mineral-based preparations which are added to the soil, crops, and compost. These substances are said to stimulate soil nutrient cycling, compost development, and photosynthesis. In practical terms, biodynamic agriculture focuses on having healthy, alive, nutrient rich soils and a well balanced environment to allow the plant to harness everything it needs to grow.