Biodynamic

Biodynamic - Corelli Wine

Bio Wines & Biodynamic farming

 

Biodynamic agriculture is a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, but it includes various esoteric concepts drawn from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925). Initially developed in 1924, it was the first of the organic agriculture movements. It treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks, emphasising spiritual and mystical perspectives.

Biodynamics has much in common with other organic approaches – it emphasises the use of manures and composts and excludes the use of synthetic (artificial) fertilisers on soil and plants. Methods unique to the biodynamic approach include its treatment of animals, crops, and soil as a single system, an emphasis from its beginnings on local production and distribution systems, its use of traditional and development of new local breeds and varieties.

Some methods use an astrological sowing and planting calendar. Biodynamic agriculture uses various herbal and mineral additives for compost additives and field sprays; these are prepared using custom-made machines for a process called dynamise, where water and the additives are spun into a vortex with water and sprayed on the field. Other process are burying ground quartz stuffed into the horn of a cow, or crushed oak bark in deer bladder. These are termed by wine makers as 'preparations' to increase the life and vibrancy in the soil and harvest cosmic forces in the soil.

Reference: Attending the First Organic Agriculture Course: Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Course at Koberwitz, 1924 - European Journal of Social Sciences – Volume 21, Number 1 (2011)