Our nature trail is a farm favorite year round, but my favorite time to go down the winding trail is during the summer months. The tree canopy offers a break from the beating sun while you walk through a sea of green. From Ash trees to Ebony Jewelwing, the biodiversity is astounding. Here are my […]
Better for the Animals, Better for You, Better for the Earth
Humane Farming We often think of biodynamic farming as chemical free, but did you know that biodynamic standards dictate farming is cruelty-free? Humane treatment of all farm animals is a requirement of biodynamic farming that is incredibly important, but often overlooked in articles on the methods. Biodynamic farming doesn’t look at animals as a means […]
Does Biodynamic Food Mean Healthy?
Soil Matters One of the major concerns of modern life is how we’ll feed the increasing number of people on our planet. Part of this concern comes from the depletion of soil nutrients due to ‘indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals over the past 5-6 decades,” which has “adversely affected soil fertility, crop productivity, produce quality and […]
Can Farming Heal the World?
“Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through agriculture, so if we’re going to really impact climate change, agriculture is the number one way to do that. If you build really healthy farms, they’re going to sequester carbon faster than taking every gas-guzzling car off the road.” -Elizabeth Candelario, Demeter Self Sustaining Ecosystems “The best fertilizer […]
Biodynamics – Wisdom of the Past, Vision of the Future
Before Organic there was Biodynamics Today, most people can find organic products and commodities in a local grocery store. The certified organic label is on products from meat to beets to soap to candy. Many people don’t know that before organic there was biodynamic - the oldest clean farming method in modern western agriculture. Biodynamic […]
Biodynamic Farming, A Profound Approach to Farming and Land Stewardship
Question: What do a 19th century philosopher and award-winning wines have in common? Answer: Everything. A Profound Approach to Farming and Land Stewardship If you’ve heard of biodynamics (before Foxhollow) it might be because wine producers were the earliest adopters of biodynamic practices in the U.S.. Many of these wine producers have established successful biodynamic […]