Taking a Holistic View

Biodynamics is a systems approach, where the farm, vineyard, orchard or garden is viewed as a living whole and each activity affects everything else. Management is based on the grower’s own careful observations, plus the results of tests and analyses. In this way, modern technology and traditional knowledge marry to form a highly-effective method that’s unique to each location.

What are the advantages?
Biodynamics uses very limited external inputs and re-uses most on-farm waste, so it has a low impact on the environment. It also provides an economical way of farming because most of the costs are met at the time they are incurred.

One of the most easily-seen and dramatic benefits of biodynamic practice is the exceptional quality of the produce: flavour, appearance and keeping quality are all enhanced.

The international trademark Demeter is your guarantee that produce is grown biodynamically.
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Peter Bacchus, life member of the NZ Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Assn

A workshop demonstrating how biodynamics can be practically used in our gardens, orchards and farms to grow strong, healthy plants and animals and high quality food, will be held on Saturday 7 February at 2628A Rings Road, Coromandel.

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The second in the Biodynamic Lecture Series, to have been held over 13–14 February 2015 at the Dunstan Lake Boat Club, Cromwell, Central Otago, has been cancelled.

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BD lecture series

The second in the Biodynamic Lecture Series will be held over 13–14 February 2015 at the Dunstan Lake Boat Club, Cromwell, Central Otago.

The guest speaker is Glen Atkinson: astrologer, gardener, homeopath and philosopher with a long interest in biodynamics. Glen’s lecture will focus on understanding the Agriculture Course.

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