The Biodynamic Farm - Developing a Holistic Organism
Large-scale agriculture tends to view a farm as a means for producing a certain amount of grain, milk or meat. This practical book argus instead fora holistic method of farming: the farm as a living organism. This is the principle of biodynamic farming.
The author, an experienced farmer. takes a down-to-earth approach. Based on an example farm of around 60 hectares he recommends the idea numbers of livestock: 12 cows, 4 horses, 6 pigs, 10 sheep and 120 hens. The mix is drawn from Osthaus's deep understanding of nature. animals. agriculture and the cosmos, and from his many years of personal experience as a biodynamic farmer and teacher. The result is a healthy, balanced and sustainable farm.