The Biodynamic Farm : Developing a Holistic Organism, Paperback

The Biodynamic Farm : Developing a Holistic Organism Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Floris Books
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  • Category: Sustainable agriculture
  • ISBN: 9780863157660



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