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What is Biodynamic?
Technically speaking, it is a food standard that is maintained by an international organization called Demeter. But, it’s really the healthiest food from the healthiest environment…
In day-to-day practice the goal of biodynamic agriculture is to create a farm system that is minimally dependent on imported materials, and instead meets its needs from the living dynamics of the farm itself. It is the biodiversity of the farm, organized so that the waste of one part of the farm becomes the energy for another, that results in an increase in the farm’s capacity for self-renewal and ultimately makes the farm sustainable.
Biodynamic standards surpass the USDA’s Organic standards in many ways. Biodynamics has stricter requirements around imported fertility, a greater emphasis on on-farm solutions for disease, pest, and weed control, and in depth specifications around water conservation and biodiversity. The Biodynamic certification is controlled by the non-profit Deméter International whereas Organic certification is controlled by the US government’s Department of Agriculture.
Biodynamic agriculture offers a regenerative solution for the future while contributing to social and economic health. Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. The practice works in rhythm with Earth and the cosmos.