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Soil Fertility, Renewal and Preservation: Bio-dynamic Farming and Gardening

By: Ehrenfried Pfeiffer

199 pages, B/w plates, tabs

Soil Association & British Organic Farmers

Paperback | Dec 1983 | #83062 | ISBN: 0906155126
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About this book

At a time when the organic method of agriculture was referred to by the Establishment as `muck-and-mystery', this exposition of Rudolf Steiner's indications on Bio-Dynamic farming and gardening was one of the books that blazed the trail of a new direction in this field.


Contents

Introduction; 1. The Farmer of Yesterday and Today; 2. The World Situation of Agriculture; 3. Prosperity, Security and the Future; 4. The Farm in its Wider Connections; 5. The Soil, a Living Organism: The 'Load Limit' in Agriculture; 6. The Treatment of Manure and Compost; 7. Maintenance of the Living Condition of the Soil by Cultivation and Organic Fertilizing; 8. How to Convert an Ordinary Farm into a Biodynamic Farm; 9. Comments on Forestry; 10. Comments on Market Gardening; 11. The Dynamic Activity of Plant Life - Some Unaccounted Characteristics; 12. Scientific Tests; 13. Fertilizing: Its Effects on Health; 14. Practical Results of the Biodynamic Method; 15. Man's Responsibility

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Biography

Ehrenfried Pfeiffer (1899-1961) was born in Munich. He visited the USA several times in the 1930s, was awarded a doctorate for his groundbreaking Sensitive Crystallisation theory as a blood test for detecting cancer, and emigrated there in 1940. He pioneered biodynamic agriculture in the USA and helped found the Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association. He died in Spring Valley, New York. Lady Eve Balfour (Evelyn Barbara Balfour, 1899-1990) was an English farmer, educator, organic farming pioneer, and a founding figure in the organic movement. She was one of the first women to study agriculture at an English university, graduating from the University of Reading.

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