A check list for starting might include:
- Apply the biodynamic preparations – order on-line – go to cart.
- Assess the state of your soils. Get a soil test.
- Develop a soil plan to balance and enliven your soils and improve organic matter.
Other aspects to look at:
- Think of your farm or property as a biological entity, living inside its boundaries.
- Stir and spray boundaries, roads, paths, fences, gardens, cultivated fields and accessible land with Soil Activator to impart the effects of the preparations to this entity. Try to do this at least twice a year.
- Make quality compost and liquid manures using the biodynamic composting preparations.
- Maximize diversity, grow biomass and build stable carbon into the soil.
- Be observant and study nature with an eye to life processes. That is what biodynamics means—life processes.
- Remember that intention and gratitude are extremely powerful forces.
A successful outcome will minimise weeds, pests and disease while building living soils.
Biodynamic Agriculture Australia holds one-day introductory workshops to assist individuals with getting started. Starting is always an individual process and it is recommended that you develop at a pace you feel comfortable with. This may mean selecting a smaller area to begin with and becoming familiar with processes and outcomes before expanding.
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