Agriculture has been around in human history for thousands of years, but today there are alternatives to conventional cultivation based exclusively on fertilizers and other synthetic products, and we believe that many of you have asked yourselves, what is biodynamic agriculture?
From Plymag, we want to demonstrate to you the particularities of this variant of organic farming. Let’s get on with it!
Origin of biodynamic agriculture
The origin of biodynamic agriculture comes from the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner and although today it is a trend, the foundations were formed in the 1920s with eight lectures given by this philosopher in Poland.
At the beginning of the 20th century there were farmers who noticed how the soil was degenerating and the quality of the nutrients in the crops was decreasing. These farmers looked to Steiner for a remedy to this situation and a total of 7,000 lectures were given by Steiner on this subject during his lifetime.
In addition, Steiner was the founder of Waldorf education, anthroposophical medicine and the art form of eurhythmy. With this we can conclude that the founder of biodynamic agriculture was a man ahead of his time, since this variant of agriculture was initiated by a social thinker and a scholar in various fields.
What is biodynamic agriculture?
Biodynamic agriculture views a farm as an organic entity that improves the processes of nature through regenerative cultivation: crop rotation, intercropping, composting, seed selection, the use of biodynamic preparations and the careful treatment of livestock.
Biodynamic Agriculture and Demeter International standards
Biodynamic agriculture is a form of organic farming and is therefore characterised by the responsible use of natural resources. So, in the next post we will talk to you about the requirements to obtain inputs that comply with Demeter International standards. Don’t miss it!
Finally, biodynamic agriculture is practiced in more than 50 countries around the world, so it may be interesting to learn about it, as it may open up new possibilities for us.
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Are you interested in biodynamic agriculture or have any questions? Get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help you!