Biodynamic Preparations and Drought

By Hugh Lovel How certain notions arise and become entrenched is a bit of a mystery, especially when they are wrong. Yet they do get started and entrenched. One of these is the belief that when things dry up and little moisture is available we cannot put out biodynamic preparations—as if these were delicate microbial […]

What to do When Your Queen Abdicates

I started keeping a hive about 2 years ago after attending a bee workshop. A good friend also attended and we became enthused about being able to utilize the nectar from plants in our gardens and the neighbourhood. This was a really good idea as we share some of the equipment required, support one another […]

Introducing Palagonite – our new Basalt Dust Product

As Min-Plus (BAA’s previous basalt dust product) is no longer available, BAA has sourced  Palagonite as a substitute from mines in Queensland. The freshwater lake in which the diatoms formed the diatomaceous earth deposits at Mt Silvia were also the formative environment of palagonite, which formed from successive lava flows entering the lake and being […]

Biodynamic Agriculture Australia

Biodynamics, is derived from two Greek words, ‘bios’ meaning ‘life’ and ‘dynamos’ meaning ‘energy’. It is a sustainable method of farming based on natural processes, founded in 1924 by Dr Rudolf Steiner. This Austrian philosopher was asked to present a series of lectures to a group of farmers in Germany looking for alternative methods on […]

2014 Autumn Horn Burial and Preparation Making

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! For our Autumn Horn Burial and Preparation Making! It is Autumn! That means it is time to retrieve our 2013 Horn Silica, Summer Horn Clay and Nettle Preparations! On Monday 5th May 2014, we will be retrieving 2013 preparations and commencing the 2014 burials.  This includes; Horn burials, Yarrow preparation (BD502) in stags […]

The Resilience of Biodynamic Properties to Heat and Drought

Australia is a land of extremes – drought and subsequent wildfires and flooding rains are common place. This Summer season is no exception.   While we at Bellingen have not had the extremes experienced in other locations, we have had 40 C plus days followed by overcast and drizzly weather in the 20’s, which puts […]

WA quarantine laws are absurd

** IMPORTANT PETITION ** Western Australian farmers and gardeners purchasing biodynamic products are being slugged $56 per 15-minute inspection, of BAA preparations they order into the State under changes to WA’s biosecurity laws. From July 1 2013 new legislation allows the Department of Agriculture & Food WA (DAFWA) to impose an inspection fee on all […]