background preloader

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]

Rudolf Steiner Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27(25?) February 1861[3] – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian mystic,[4] philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist.[5][6] Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicrucianism. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality;[7] his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to apply the clarity of thinking characteristic of Western philosophy to spiritual questions,[8]:291 differentiating this approach from what he considered to be vaguer approaches to mysticism. Biography[edit] Social reform[edit]

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.

Permaculture With its system of applied education, research and citizen- led design permaculture has grown a popular web of global networks and developed into a global social movement[citation needed]. The term permaculture was developed and coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education's Department of Environmental Design, and Bill Mollison, senior lecturer in Environmental Psychology at University of Tasmania, in 1978. [1] The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture",[3] but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy. It has many branches that include, but are not limited to, ecological design, ecological engineering, regenerative design, environmental design, and construction. History[edit] Several individuals revolutionized the branch of permaculture. In Australian P.A.

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 Kaw Permaculture Collaborative 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.

Agriculture Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.[1] Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of dryland farming. Until the Industrial Revolution, the vast majority of the human population labored in agriculture. History[edit] Neolithic[edit]

p4r :: permaculture for renters ||