Biodynamic Agriculture is an advanced state of organic farming which lays the foundation for a new way of thinking about our relationship to earth and the environment. It was the first ecological farming system to raise a voice against the commercial fertilizers and pesticides during the early years of industrial agriculture. In Biodynamic Agriculture, a farm is considered a self-sufficient organism with interactions with biotic and abiotic factors.
This course will introduce students to biodynamic agriculture: concepts, principles, and practices. Students will understand soil as a living entity, soil formation, and agronomic aspects comprising soil fertility, nutrient cycling, and the importance of organic soil matter. This course will also cover biodynamic preparations, which are vital in this system of farming. The role of planets and constellations on plants and farming to attune the crops to the biorhythms of nature will be discussed.
This course consists of four pre-recorded lessons discussing the benefits of biodynamic farming.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture
- Lesson 2: Biodynamic Principles and Practices
- Lesson 3: Biodynamic Preparations
- Lesson 4: Biodynamic Preparations and the Lunar Calendar