More Life-force and Longevity in Biodynamic Produce
"A good number of people value entertainment and electronics, whatever they desire for a comfortable life, more than the type of food they eat." + 90 Years of Biodynamics!
Date: 6/14/2014 1:48:41 AM ( 5 y ) ... viewed 545 times
"Fresno area biodynamic farmer Gena Nonini of Marian Farms (has) farmed biodynamically (and produced biodynamic distilled spirits, too) for over 20 years.
Nonini can cite several reasons she believes conventional farming has higher risks — and costs. Among them is water. "So far this season I've had to irrigate once. A neighbor who farms conventionally has irrigated three times already."
It may seem insignificant, until you factor in the drought equation and escalating cost of water in California. "Biodynamic soil holds the water more," Nonini explains. "Plus there's more life-force and longevity in biodynamic produce over conventional and organic."
Her chief concern, however, is quality, "especially since most biodynamic farmers like me direct market and brand our products. When your name is on it, as opposed to having your produce given to a handler and thrown in a nondescript box with everyone else's, you make sure quality is at it's highest."
Consumers notice, Nonini says. "Eighty-year-olds tell me they haven't tasted grapes like this since they were a kid.
"Sure, it costs more," she acknowledges. When asked how to get around that she says, "I would encourage people to grow as much of their own food as possible. And I'd say look at your priorities. A good number of people value entertainment and electronics, whatever they desire for a comfortable life, more than the type of food they eat.":
"Celebrating 90 Years of Biodynamics
This week, farmers and gardeners around the world are commemorating the 90th
of Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture Course, given June 7-16, 1924 in Koberwitz.
Many have taken part in coordinated worldwide spraying of the biodynamic horn manure
preparation, especially on June 8-9, while others are taking this opportunity to study, reflect on, and discuss the Agriculture Lectures and the work that has been inspired by them over the past nine decades. ..."
I find this most interesting and coincidental if not synchronistic to the fact that earlier before reading this I was thinking of taking the Steiner's book: "Spiritual Foundations For The Renewal of Agriculture" and inserting "spaces" at every opportunity where a particular concept could be contemplated.
"BDA Board President Steffen Schneidertalks about the importance of this 'Koberwitz Impulse,' and looks forward to what the future holds, in the spring issue of Biodynamics.
Read his full letter here":
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