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Biodynamic agriculture

Biodynamic agriculture
Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming originally developed by Rudolf Steiner that employs what proponents describe as "a holistic understanding of agricultural processes".[1]:145 One of the first sustainable agriculture movements,[2][3][4] it treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks,[5][6][7] emphasizing spiritual and mystical perspectives. Proponents of biodynamic agriculture, including Steiner, have characterized it as "spiritual science" as part of the larger anthroposophy movement.[1][2][8] Biodynamics has much in common with other organic approaches – it emphasizes the use of manures and composts and excludes the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. As of 2011 biodynamic techniques were used on 142,482 hectares in 47 countries. Germany accounts for 45% of the global total;[9] the remainder average 1750 ha per country. History[edit] Geographic developments[edit] Biodynamic method of farming[edit] Reviews[edit] Related:  the plants and growing life (permaculture)

How to make Compost Tea - Easy to make Organic Compost Tea for your Garden So now for a compost tea recipe that I currently used and have success with Equipment needed - A Bucket ( size depending on how much compost tea you plan to make) - Aeration Device ( simple aquarium air pump will work fine , used to force air into the mixture) Ingredients - 9 Litres of Water - 1-2 Cups of homemade or bought compost - 2 capfuls of seaweed fertilizer - 2 capfuls of fish emulsion - 2 capfuls of liquid humic acid - 3-4 tablespoons of Molasses Method 1. 2. 3. To grow the beneficial bacteria try and ensure the water temperature is not too cold as hotter temperatures will ensure larger bacteria growth. Let the compost tea mixture aerate for around 12 to 24 hours before using it on your garden. Using your compost Tea To use your compost tea on your garden mix 5 parts water with 1 part compost tea.

Eutonía La Eutonía (del griego «eu»: buen, justo, armonioso, óptimo; y «tonus»: tono, tensión) es una disciplina corporal transdisciplinar de autodesarrollo creada por Gerda Alexander en 1959 con fines terapéuticos y educativos, y que considera el cuerpo como la base fundamental del ser y como el centro de la experiencia.[1] La eutonía se centra en lograr el equilibrio armonioso de la tonicidad en constante adaptación a la actividad y las acciones de la persona en cada momento de su vida. Objetivos[editar] En su libro “La Eutonía”, Gerda Alexander describe los objetivos de su sistema:[1] Gerda distingue entre la la relajación como estado de tono bajo y la regulación del tono para adaptarlo a las distintas "demandas de la existencia". Método[editar] Gerda Alexander tenía como requisito básico no interferir en el desarrollo de sus alumnos como seres autónomos. Principios[editar] Bibliografía[editar] Alexander, Gerda (1981). Referencias[editar]

American Indian Soups and Stews ~ From Momfeather Erickson ~ This is an old Sioux dish, and is a delicious combination of meat, vegetables and macaroni. It can be prepared with just about anything you have available. Turkey or chicken Macaroni Rice is optional Vegetables: potatoes, onions carrots, cabbage, and prairie turnips. Cut meat into chunks if using whole pieces. 2 lbs. pork or lamb, well trimmed and cut into small pieces 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 5 roasted green chilies, peeled, seeded and diced 3 ears of corn with kernels scraped from cob 2 stalks celery, without leaves, diced In a large pot, put in enough vegetable oil to prevent the meat from sticking. 2 cups clover flowers and leaves 1 onion, chopped 3 Tbsp. butter 2 pints water 3 potatoes, peeled and quartered Salt and pepper to taste Clean and dip clover flowers and leaves in cold salted water. 2 lbs. stewing beef or venison 12 lily roots, cleaned and sliced 6 green onions, chopped 2 cups water 1/3 cup dry red wine (optional) 2 Tbsp. flour, mixed with 1/4 cup water

Drawn the Road Again (Chandler O'Leary) Drawn the Road Again is a sketch blog by Chandler O’Leary in which she chronicles her travels in the form of line and watercolor drawings in Moleskein sketchbooks. I like the range of subjects and viewpoints in her observations, and the feeling of immediacy in her apporach. O’Leary is an illustrator and lettering artist who markets her work under the name Anagram Press, the site for which includes a gallery of her work and an additional blog.

what to compost Click on a letter to find the organic material you are looking for. Nitrogen. Compost in worm bin. See Food Wastes. Carbon (200-500:1). In some areas, soiled cardboard is not acceptable for municipal recycling. You can soak either corrugated or paper cardboard in water, then shred and put into your worm bin as bedding. Cardboard can also be used under a layer of mulch which is several inches thick, or wood chip paths if there are no plants currently growing there which you want to keep. Don't put in compost pile. Other cautions: Handle as little as possible, preferably wear gloves. I am often asked why the same cautions are not applied to other animals such as rabbits, chickens, geese, cattle, etc. I am trying to track down solid information on a company in Canada which claims to have a product that kills all harmful organisms in pet feces. See Dairy Products See Food Wastes Nitrogen. Nitrogen (20:1). Carbon (170:1). Do not compost. Carbon (60:1). Do not compost. Don't compost. Nitrogen.

Irish Comic News Raw Squash On A Healthy Diet Raw squash is surprisingly versatile, and a good addition to a number of healthy recipes. We tend to think of these foods as only having a place in cooked cuisine, but many are edible and tasty raw. The key is picking the right ones. If you know what to look for, you can pick and prepare some amazing dishes using them. How The Cucubitaceae Family Fits Into A Healthy Diet Squashes aren't going to be a staple of a healthy raw food diet. They don't digest as well as many other vegetables, and lack many of the properties that make fruit such a good staple food. Raw squash digestion seems to vary greatly from person to person. I know several raw foodists who devour cucumbers with a passion but get a stomach ache when they start munching on zucchini. Try a bunch of different kinds and figure out what works for you. Picking The Right Raw Squash Crack open the wrong squash (also called marrows) and eat it raw and you're likely spit it out pretty quick. What types work well? Summer Squash: Winter Squash

reMIND If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Building a successful Kickstarter Campaign Since funding reMIND, my graphic novel, through, several people have asked how I was able to get so much interest to generate the kind of money that I did. Well, I’m not really sure, but I’ll try to break down all the things I thought about while putting together my campaign. If you’ve never heard of before, you really should check it out. A video is a must. Play to your strengths in your video. Introduce yourself and the project, in your video. Make a mock up of what your graphic novel will look like. Don’t make people feel sorry for you, but don’t sound like a corporate snob either. Explain how Kickstarter works for everyone who has never heard of it. Don’t make too many pledge options. If you pledge $57.42 then you will get everything above except for the glow in the dark cover. What? A little money is better than no money. P.S.

p4r :: permaculture for renters || The Five Tibetan Rites Nota bene: The text below is edited from an email I received, 29JUN2K5. The illustrations are from the web, they are linked to their source if known. The Five Tibetan Rites is a yoga routine based on a ritual of exercises discovered in the early 1900's, by a British army colonel, Colonel Bradford, who was living in a Himalayan monastery. They are practiced around the world and are said to prevent aging. In 1939, Peter Kelder published "The Original Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation," which helped spread the rites in the western world. Literary and Graphical Freeware: Not for Commercial Use.

plants aren't meant to grow like this The Great French Wine Blight was a severe blight of the mid-19th century that destroyed many of the vineyards in France and laid to waste the wine industry. It was caused by an aphid (the actual genus of the aphid is still debated, although it is largely considered to have been a species of Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, commonly known as grape phylloxera) that originated in North America and was carried across the Atlantic in the late 1850s. While France is considered to have been worst affected, the blight also did a great deal of damage to vineyards in other European countries. How the Phylloxera aphid was introduced to Europe remains debated: American vines had been taken to Europe many times before, for reasons including experimentation and trials in grafting, without consideration of the possibility of the introduction of pestilence. While the Phylloxera was thought to have arrived around 1858, it was first recorded in France in 1863, near the former province of Languedoc. Prize[edit]

Print Version - Five Tibetan Rites By Mary Kurus Copyright Mary Kurus 2001, All Rights Reserved Background In 1985 a book called The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth written by Peter Kelder was published which for the first time fully described an exercise program for "youthing". Potential Benefits of the Five Rites The authors provide many examples of the benefits of the "Five Tibetan Rites" including the following: looking much younger; sleeping soundly; waking up feeling refreshed and energetic; release from serious medical problems including difficulties with spines; relief from problems with joints; release from pain; better memory; arthritis relief; weight loss; improved vision; youthing instead of aging; greatly improved physical strength, endurance and vigor; improved emotional and mental health; enhanced sense of well being and harmony; and very high overall energy. How the Five Rites Work Chakras Chakra is an Indian Sanskrit word that translates to mean "Wheel of Spinning Energy". Detoxification Rite #1 Rite #2

Phylloxera - they thrive because of the parking lot style growing Grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch 1855); family Phylloxeridae); originally described in France as Phylloxera vastatrix; equated to the previously described Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, Phylloxera vitifoliae; commonly just called phylloxera (/fɪˈlɒksərə/; from Greek φύλλον, leaf, and ξερόν, dry) is a pest of commercial grapevines worldwide, originally native to eastern North America. American vine species (such as Vitis labrusca) have evolved to have several natural defenses against phylloxera. The roots of the American vines extrude a sticky sap that repels the nymph form when it tries to feed from the vine by clogging its mouth. If the nymph is successful in creating a feeding wound on the root, American vines respond by forming a protective layer of tissue to cover the wound and protect it from secondary bacterial or fungal infections.[1] Biology of phylloxera[edit] Phylloxera nymphs feeding on the roots. Phylloxera eggs inside a leaf gall. Response[edit] Aftermath[edit]