The Biodynamic Farm

Cover Art for 9780863157660, The Biodynamic Farm by Karl-Ernst Osthaus
ISBN: 9780863157660
Publisher: Floris Books
Published: 10 September, 2010
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)
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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.

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