The Biodynamic Farm: Developing a Holistic Organism
A Paperback edition by Karl-Ernst Osthaus in English (Sep 10, 2010)
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Short Description: Large-scale agriculture tends to view a farm as a means for producing a certain amount of grain, milk or meat. This practical book argues instead for a holistic method of farming:... Read more
Large-scale agriculture tends to view a farm as a means for producing a certain amount of grain, milk or meat. This practical book argues instead for a holistic method of farming: the farm as a living organism. This is the principle of biodynamic farming.
The author, an experienced farmer, takes a down-to-earth approach. Based on an example farm of around 60 hectares, he recommends the ideal numbers of livestock: 12 cows, 4 horses, 6 pigs, 10 sheep and 120 hens. This mix is drawn from Osthaus's deep understanding of nature, animals, agriculture and the cosmos, and from his many years of personal experience as a biodynamic farmer and teacher. The result is a healthy, balanced and sustainable farm.
This is an invaluable book for anyone considering setting up a farm, or developing their existing farm with new biodynamic methods.
- Karl-Ernst Osthaus
- Foreword by
- Bernard Jarman
- Translated by
- Beate Buchinger
- Floris Books
- Publication date
- Sep 10, 2010
- Product dimensions
- 140 x 215 x 13mm