The Biodynamic Rabbit Hole
Biodynamics was a reaction to the industrial farming that came out of the Industrial Revolution, a time when mechanization and mass production were changing the natural way that farmers grew food. Farms got bigger biodiversity dropped off and with it, these large fields of one crop were more susceptible to pests and diseases. This created the need for pesticides. Farmers planted the same crop over and over,depleting the nutrients in the soil and creating the need for added fertilizer.
Biodynamics looks at each farm as an ecosystem, not a series of crops or livestock.In this way, the biodiversity of plants and animals work together to keep the farm healthy. It is based on the movement of the sun, moon, planets, and the seasons.
There are 9 specific preparations used to replenish the earth and the ecosystem, keeping the plants healthy as well as the community of healthy microbes in the soil.
Farming has always been based on seasons and teas & early medicines were all made from plants.
All of the chemicals we use, come from resources we have on the planet, we have just removed them from nature by multiple degrees.