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Biodynamic Gardening
Biodynamics is a theory of agriculture that emphasizes the natural relationships between plants and between plants and the soil and other natural elements.   The aim of biodynamic gardening is to grow healthful produce in a natural, self-sustaining environment, rather than producing spectacular yields.

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A superbly detailed look at biodynamic agriculture around the world, as it developed from the principles of Rudolf Steiner. All you ever wanted to know about Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy and Steiner's "Spiritual Science". Includes several wonderful appendices giving the story behind Steiner - his ideological origins in Theosophy and back to Madame Blavatsky, the nineteenth century phenomonon.   Also includes detailed appendices for many of the agricultural specifics involved in making Steiner preparations for the soil.

After explaining the theory and basics of this gardening, Dennis and Miller discuss planning a garden, soil biology, companion planting (the arrangement of crops to keep away insects and otherwise improve the health of plants), natural pest control, organic and natural fertilizers, and composting and mulching.   There are chapters on useful garden tools, beneficial weeds and wild plants, biodynamic lawn care, and managing fields and woodlots.   There are also helpful line drawings and charts.
George Cohen CopyrightŠ 1997, American Library Association. All rights reserved
A hands-on guide presents the basic theories of biodynamic gardening, which joins ecologically sound techniques with seasonal planting, teaching readers how to build up their soil naturally, use companion planting and insects instead of chemicals, and more.