The Biodynamic Year by Maria Thun
Maria Thun has been researching Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic agriculture for 60 years. This is a colourful and practical guide to the potential of biodynamics, with many useful tips for gardener and small holders. A wonderful presentation of biodynamics. Share it with your friends.
Antipodean Astro Calendar (2010) by Brian Keats
Biodynamics works with the earthly substance and the cosmic forces. The antipodean Astro Calendar is an introduction for working with the rhythms of sun. moon, planets and constellations. Working with these cosmic forces makes agriculture more interesting and, when successfully applied, increase yields and quality.
Gardening for Life
This is a practical guide for anyone who wants to garden or farm in true harmony with the forces of nature. The book offers accessible tips on: favourable times for planting, harvesting and growing; ways of combating pests and diseases; building soil fertility – crop changes and rotation; and, how planets and stars affect plant growth. (128 pages)
Earth Plant and Compost by William F. Brinton
This great little book contains everything you’ve ever wanted to know about composting, and it’s well illustrated too. The topics covered include: general principles of composting; ingredients and methods for composting; evaluating compost quality; a glossary of technical terms for compost and soil, and a related bibliography.
The Biodynamic Farm by Herbert H. Koepf
“Agriculture in the Service of the Earth and Humanity” is the sub-title this important book by Dr Herbert Koepf. He provides a vast array of research data and results as well as many helpful details on animal feeding, crop rotations, diseases, pests and fertilizing – proving that the biodynamic method is the alternative that can turn farming around. An essential reference book for farmers, students of agriculture, and everyone else concerned about the Earth’s future.
Weeds and What They Tell by E. Pfeiffer
This book presents one small segment of the deep knowledge and vast understanding Dr Pfeiffer had of living plants: how they grow, what they reveal about their surroundings, and how their powers may be harnessed for the benefit of the human beings who appreciate and use them
Culture and Horticulture by Wolf D. Storl
This book is written as an introduction to gardening in its wider aspects, linking it to historical, philosophical and cosmological contexts – when one takes a shovel to hand to turn the soil; life permeates it in manifold forms: cosmic cycles of sun and moon warm it, cicculate water through it lure out of it the season’s vegetation, and man shapes it according to his thinking and willing [and] according to his cultural traditions . . . All that is gardening!
The Good Bug Book by R Llewellyn (ed.)
This valuable book contains information about all the biological pest control organisms that can be bought ‘off the shelf’ in Australia and New Zealand from members of Australian Biological Control (ABC). This second edition contains descriptions of twelve new organisms that were not included in the first edition. A general section on integrated pest management (IPM) rounds out the book.
Biodynamic Gardening by Hilary Wright
Biodynamic Gardening: for health and taste – discover how the rhythms of the moon, sun, stars and planets influence your garden, creating ideal periods in which to sow, weed and harvest plants. Through straightforward advice and illustrations, Hilary Wright’s practical guide shows how even the novice gardener can use biodynamic techniques to produce a healthy, abundant garden.