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Biodynamics Journal No. 245

From Our National Office...........................................................2
     Charles Beedy

Introducing the BDA Board of Directors.....................................3

Biodynamic Seed Growing..........................................................5
     Heinz Grotzke

Seed Saving and Plant Breeding..................................................9
     Harald Hoven and Don Tipping

The Development of a Farm Organism......................................19
     Sarah Flack

Grass Based Dairying, Old and New........................................22
     Doug Flack, Ph.D.

The Secret Life of Cheese........................................................25
     Andy Smetanka

Some of Rudolf Steiner's Indications on Nutrition......................31
     Beth Wieting

Milk as Part of Our Food.........................................................35
     Petra Kuhne

Lacto-Fermented Vegetables....................................................37
     Doug and Sarah Flack

Complexity and Charade in the World of Soil Microbes............38
     William F. Brinton

Thinking Like A Butterfly:
Insights from Midheaven Farm, Minnesota................................41
     Georgina Silby

Recommendations for Working with Crops..............................43
     Hugh Courtney

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 240


The Future of Preparation Making in North America
     Charles Burkam.......................................................2

The Widening of Man's Perception -
A Lecture Given At Dornach, January 7,1923
     Rudolf Steiner.........................................................3

Challenged by the Future: Beyond Sustainability
     Gunther Hauk.........................................................9

Understanding the Cow: Aspects Relating
to the Nature of the Bovine Animal
     Hans Josef Cremer...............................................14

Bessie's Teachings at Aurora Farm
     Barbara M. V. Scott, MSc...................................19

Coughing Calves
     Hubert Karreman, VMD......................................22

Rhythm Replaces Power:
Elemental Rain Dialogues, Part 2
     Dennis Klocek.....................................................23

Recommendations for Working with Crops
     Hugh Courtney....................................................28

Calendar of Events, Internships/Employment,
and Opportunities Available......................................32

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 252

Spirit and Community

Sustainability: Where, What and How (Part 2)..................5
     HARTMUT VON JEETZE


Culture in Agriculture

Cows and Community: An Interview with Steven Clee......9
     CHRISTY KORROW

Notes from the Field.......................................................15

Practical Applications

Cabbage: Brassica oleracea var. Capitata....................18
     JOEL MORROW

Recommendations for Working with Crops.....................22
     HUGH COURTNEY

Dr. Hubert Karreman's
Treating Dairy Cows Naturally...................................26
     REVIEWED BY SARAH FLACK

Dr. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer's
Soil Fertility, Renewal and Preservation....................27
     REVIEWED BY ALAN BROCKMAN

Science and Ecology
Discovering Dynamic Patterns in Nature........................29
     MARK RIEGNER

Diana Cohn's Mr. Goethe's Garden.............................36
     REVIEWED BY CHRISTY KORROW

Education and New Initiatives

What About Training?...................................................37
     SEBASTIAN KRETCHMER

Becoming a Biodynamic Farmer or Gardener:
A Handbook for Prospective Trainees
.......................40
     REVIEWED BY JACK KITTREDGE

Nutrition and Food

A Day with Winemaker Nicolas Joly.............................41
     ANDRA BRICHACEK

The Economic Life

The Current State of Agriculture -
Does It Have a Future? (Part 2)...................................46
     FREDERICK KIRSCHENMANN

Report from Marin County on the
Future of Food and Democracy
in the Twenty-first Century...........................................46
     CHRISTIAN HEATH

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 238


The Many Faces of Silica...................................................................2
     Heinz Grotzke

Silica in Practice................................................................................7
     Hugh Lovel

An Open Letter from a French Winemaker To Wine Lovers.............10
     Nicolas Joly

The Quality of Milk as Seen from the Viewpoint of A Veterinarian....12
     Wolfgang Schaumann, VMD

Animal Feeds - A Biodynamic Challenge..........................................14
     Heinz Grotzke

Kurinji's Experience in Growing Biodynamic Herbs
and Making Biodynamic Preparations...............................................17
     C. Jeyakaran

Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, and GMO's
A Few Thoughts About an Emerging Civil
Rights Issue Involving Our Food System:..........................................20
     Alan M. Kapuler, Ph.D.

In Memory of Nicolaus Remer.........................................................22

Thoughts on My Mind.....................................................................23
     Charles Martin and Dave Robison

Recommendations for Working with Crops......................................25
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events, Internships/Employment,
and Opportunities Available.............................................................28

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 253


Spirit and Community

The Seeds of Sustainability........................................4
     JAY MARTIN

Transforming Gardens, Transforming Self..................8
     VALERIE BROWN

Culture in Agriculture

A Biodynamic Roadtrip..........................................11
     EOWYN LEVENE

The Biodynamic Movement in South Africa —
Then and Now (Part 1).........................................14
     CARA ST. LOUIS-FARRELLY

Notes from the Field..............................................17

Practical Applications

Summer Hoophouses.............................................19
     STEVE AND CAROL MOORE

Raising Turkeys on Hill and Hollow Farm:
An Interview with Paul Bella...................................22
     CHRISTY KORROW

Sweet Potato: Ipomoea batatas............................26
     JEFF POPPEN

Recommendations for Working with Crops............29
     HUGH COURTNEY


Science and Ecology

Enhanced Pest Management Through Soil Health:
Toward a Belowground
Habitat Management Strategy...............................33
     MIGUEL A. ALTIERI, LUIGI PONTI,
     AND CLARA I. NICHOLLS


Education and New Initiatives

A Gardening Journey:
Horticulture in the Waldorf Curriculum.................41
     RON KRUPP.

To Think Like a Plant Grows...............................44
     CRAIG HOLDREGE


The Economic Life
Living the Holistic High-Life:
Self-Sufficiency on a
Small Family Farm (Part 1)..................................46
     HENNING SEHMSDORF

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 234


From Our National Office..............................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Macroscopic Aspects to Dairy Farm Health...................3
     Hubert Karreman, VMD

Compost Maturity and Plant Performance:
Erratum and Commentary..............................................8
     William F. Brinton

Not an Earthly Service.................................................11
     Kevin Dann

Matter and Mephistopheles.........................................22
     Don Cruse

The Biodynamic Movement: The Complexity of
Being Both Esoteric and Exoteric................................25
     Andrew Lorand

Recommendations for Working with Crops.................31
     Hugh Courtney

Protection of BIODYNAMIC® -
Another Viewpoint.....................................................34
     Hugh Lovel

Calendar of Events.....................................................36

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 233


From Our National Office...................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Demeter Association News:
Where We Stand on Protection of BIODYNAMIC®........4
     Anne Mendenhall

The "Old Farm" and the "New Farm":
An Exploration Into the
Essence of Biodynamic Farming........................................6
     Trauger Groh

Corn Breeding - Another Perspective...............................9
     Hugh Lovel

Biodynamics and the Whole Farm Economy....................11
     Ernie Harvey

Coming Soon to a Field Near You:
Genetically Engineered Vegetables..................................20
     Lynn Byczinski

How Compost Maturity Affects Plant and
Root Performance in Container Grown Media................22
     William F. Brinton

Recommendations for Working with Crops....................28
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events........................................................32

Internships/Employment.................................................32

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 231


From the West Coast....................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Demeter News.............................................................3
     Anne Mendenhall

Experimental Proof for the
Effects of Biodynamic Preparations..............................6
     Walter Goldstein

Reading the Wind......................................................13
     Dennis Klocek

Herb Crowing the Biodynamic Way - Part 3..............16
     Heinz Grotzke

Goethean Science: A Phenomenological Study
of Plant Metamorphosis - Part 2................................19
     Dana Pauly

Recommendations for Working with Crops...............31
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events....................................................35

Internships/Employment.............................................35

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 230


From the West Coast..................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Demeter News...........................................................3
     Anne Mendenhall

The Distribution of the Biodynamic Preparations:
Is A Technical-Mechanical Solution Possible?.............4
     Manfred Klett

Will Genetically Engineered Food Feed the Hungry?
The Case of Golden Rice...........................................7
     Craig Holdrege

The Effects of Planting Dates and Lunar Positions
On the Yield of Carrots...........................................13
     Walter Goldstein and Bill Barber

Weather Vanes.......................................................18
     Dennis Klocek

Goethean Science: A Phenomenological Study
of Plant Metamorphosis..........................................21
     Dana Pauly

Herb Growing the Biodynamic Way - Part 2..........26
     Heinz Grotzke

Recommendations for Working with Crops............29
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events................................................33

Internships/Employment........................................34

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 248


Spirit and Community

Way of Sophia............................................................3
     CHRISTOPHER BAMFORD


Culture in Agriculture

Heartbeet Lifesharing:
A Therapeutic Agricultural Community........................6
     DIANA SABOT

Notes from the Field...................................................9

Practical Applications

The Bio-Dynamic Sprays.........................................13
     EHRENFRIED PFEIFFER

Recommendations for Working with Crops..............18
     HUGH COURTNEY


Education and New Initiatives

Biodynamic Agriculture and the
Preparations: The Challenges of 2003.......................23
     BERNARD JARMAN

Book Reviews.........................................................26
CHRISTY KORROW AND PARKER FORSELL

Arts and Expression

The Words That Walk Truths..................................29
     SUBCOMANDANTE MARCOS


Science and Ecology

Understanding and Working
with Rhythmical Relationships..................................33
     STEVEN ADAMS

The Art and Science of Pasture Management..........38
     SARAH FLACK


Nutrition and Food

The Wisdom Within Nature and Our Food.............41
     ANNE-MARIE FRYER

An Herbalist's Perspective of the
Biodynamic Preparation Herbs...............................44
     DEB SOULE


The Economic Life

The Long Hungry Creek CSA...............................49
     JEFF POPPEN

Yggdrasil Land Foundation....................................51
     SERANA UNGER

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 229


From the West Coast.................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Demeter News...........................................................3
     Ann Mendenhall

Biodynamic Seed and Plant Association:
The First Annual Meeting, February 4-6, 2000...........7
     Heike-Marie Eubanks

Biodynamics at the Goetheanum.................................9
     Andrew Lorand

Thoughts Crossing My Mind....................................12

Biodynamic Farming Today:
Challenges & Successes
Toward Real Sustainability (Part 2)..........................13
     Steffen Schneider

Lunar Rhythms and Plants.......................................19
     Hartmut Spiess

Field Broadcasting of Biodynamic Preparations.......23
    Hugh Lovel

Biodynamic Workshop at the Benziger Winery........26
    Heinz Grotzke

Recommendations for Working with Crops.............29
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events.................................................33

Internships/Employment..........................................34

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 224


From the West Coast..................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Facts Confronting Us..................................................3
     Heinz Grotzke

A Biodynamic Seed Initiative......................................4
     Heike-Marie Eubanks

Seventy-Five Years of Biodynamic Agriculture...........6
     Hilmar Moore

Remembering Ehrenfried Pfeiffer................................8
     Herbert Koepf

The Healing of a National Park................................10
     Marney Blair
The C-Dar World Forest Foundation (Part 2).........12
     Michaela Hirschnitz-Brown

Development of an Integrated Weed Control/
Fertility and Water Management System
in Perennial Crops.................................................14
     Jim Fulmer

El Nino Outlook for 1999......................................19
     Dennis Klocek

Nutrition and Biodynamics: Evidence for the
Nutritional Superiority of Organic Crops...............22
     Virginia Worthington

Recommendations for Working with Crops...........26
     Hugh Courtney

Simple Forage Preservation Equipment.................29
     Eugene Canales

Calendar of Events...............................................33

Internships/Employment.......................................34

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 255

Culture in Agriculture

A Biodynamic Celebration: Farming, Food,
and Festival in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee...........................5
     BRUCE BUMBARGER

A View from the Kitchen.........................................................11
     CHRISTY KORROW

A Conference Report: Future of the Preps Group....................12
     BETH WIETING


Practical Applications

Chickens: Their Nature and Management................................14
     MATTHIAS GUEPIN AND
     RICHARD THORNTON SMITH

Spinach..................................................................................20
     JOEL MORROW

Converting an Allis-Chalmers "G" Cultivating Tractor
Into an Electric Vehicle...........................................................24
     RON KHOSLA

Winter Greenhouse Crops Depend on
Light As Much as Temperature...............................................30
     JOHN BIERNBAUM

Recommendations for Working with Crops.............................32
     HUGH COURTNEY

Science and Ecology

A Further Test of the Biodynamic Plant Peppers......................37
     MELANIE ELDRIDGE, BRUCE KIRCHOFF,
     AND SCOTT RICHTER


Nutrition and Food

A Monastery Study on the Influence of Quality of Nutrition:
What Effects Has the Quality of Food
on Body, Soul and Spirit?.......................................................41
     RESEARCH GROUP FOR BIODYNAMIC
     AGRICULTURE INC.;
     TRANSLATED BY UTTA SIEBERT

How Sweet It Is!....................................................................45
     HEIKE-MARIE EUBANKS

The Future of Food - A Film by Debra Koons Garcia.............46
     REVIEWED BY CHRISTY KORROW

The Economic Life

Designing Community - A Permaculturist's View
of Nature and Economy.........................................................48
     JAN BANG

Savoy Fare: The Cabbage Contemplated...............................52
     JOHN BLOOM

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 221


Agriculture and the Evolution of Consciousness:
From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century.................2
     Hilmar Moore

An Herb Grower's Diary IV..............................................6
     Heinz Grotzke

The Garments of the Farm Individuality.............................8
     Hartmut von Jeetze

Aurora Farm: Biodynamics in a Powerful Place...............14
     Woody Woodraska

Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Biodynamic Conference........17
     Allan Balliett

USDA National Organic Program - Round 2.................22
     Steve Moore

Summary of the Board of Directors
Annual Meeting, 11/20/98 -11/22/98.............................24
     Steve Moore

Statements of Financial Position & Activities:
March 31,1998 and 1997.............................................25

Calendar of Events........................................................27

Internships/Employment................................................29

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 256


Spirit and Community

Description of a Healthy Farm................................................6
     WENDELL BERRY

Farm Families........................................................................8
     GAELAN COROZINE


Culture in Agriculture

Hawthorne Valley Thirty-Three Years Later..........................9
     STEFFEN AND RACHEL SCHNEIDER

An Interview with Lloyd Nelson..........................................15
     CHRISTY KORROW

A Picture of Biodynamic Farms in the United States
January-September 2005...................................................19
     EOWYN LEVENE


Practical Applications

Converting an Allis-Chalmers "G" Cultivating Tractor
Into an Electric Vehicle - The Electrical Components...........25
     RON KHOSLA

Traditional Laying Flocks for Farm-Fresh Egg Production...32
     KELLY KLOBER

Some Thoughts on Stirring Biodynamic Preparations...........35
     HARVEY LISLE


Education and New Initiatives

Biodynamic Training in the United States............................37
     CHRISTY KORROW


Science and Ecology

Apitherapy Bee Gardens - Exploring a Paradigm
for Bee-Centric Healing Centers........................................41
     PRISCILLA COE

Bird Flu: Failing to Learn the Lessons................................43
     BERNARD JARMAN


Nutrition and Food

The Blood Moon..............................................................45
     JESSICA PRENTICE

Return to Terroir..............................................................50
     MONTY WALDIN

By the Skin of an Onion...................................................52
     JOHN BLOOM

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 220


From the West Coast...........................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

Compost, Soil Chemistry and Wholeness..............................3
     William F. Brinton, Jr.

Weather and the Biodynamic Grower...................................9
     Heinz Grotzke

Internet Study Circle Takes on the Agriculture Course........12
     Pam DeTray

Biodynamic Viticulture:
The Soil as Mirror of the
Cosmos [&] Water Attuned to the Stars -
A Biodynamist's Understanding of
Water's Role in Viticulture.................................................14
     Nicolas Joly

Biodynamic Wines in the News.........................................15

Weed and Cover Crop Control in the Vineyard.................17
     Eugene Canales

Working With the Real Elementals....................................19
     Lavinia McKinney

The Environmental Risks of Transgenic Crops:
An Agroecological Assessment........................................20
     Miguel Altieri

An Herb Grower's Diary III............................................26
     Heinz Grotzke

Recommendations for Working with Crops
November and December, 1998,
With a Brief Preview for 1999.........................................29
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events..........................................................32

Internships/Employment...................................................33

A Letter From the Dominican Republic............................35

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 257

Spirit and Community

Spring Preps in Oregon......................................................3
     DAVE ROBISON AND
     OREGON BIODYNAMIC GROUP MEMBERS

For the Love of Weeds.....................................................8
     ERIKA PRATESI

Where City Gardens and Old-Growth Forest Meet...........9
     VALERIE BROWN

Last Harvest - August 15, 2004......................................12
     PATRICIA DAMERY


Culture in Agriculture
A Picture of Biodynamic Farms in the United States
January-September 2005 - Part 2...................................14
     EOWYN LEVENE

Invoking Angels - Aurora Farm in Transition...................23
     WOODY WODRASKA

Practical Applications

Knowing More About Soil.............................................27
     RICHARD THORNTON SMITH

Organic Dairy Farming — A Book Review....................35
     DAVID GRIFFITHS

Recommendations for Working with Crops...................36
     HUGH COURTNEY

Farmer John's Cookbook - A Book Review.................40
     CHRISTY KORROW

The Beet......................................................................42
     JOEL MORROW


Arts and Expression

Ode to the Cow...........................................................45
     JOHN DAVIDSON


The Economic Life

Feeding the World One Small Farm at a Time..............47
     JIM SLUYTER

A Conversation with Fred Kirschenmann:
Transitioning From Industrial, Energy-Intensive
Agriculture to a System Based
on Biological Synergies...............................................50
     ARTY MANGAN

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 215

Contents
Living Compost, Living Carbon.............................................................1
     William F. Brinton, Jr.
     Woods End Research Laboratory

Nozzling for Field Sprays 500 and Barrel Compost...............................4
     by Alan York

Basics of Training and Pruning...............................................................5
     by Dr. Stephen C. Myers
     Department of Horticulture, TheUniversity of Georgia

Collecting Aphid Predators and Parisitoids For Your Garden...............10
     by Michael Roboz

Nine Lectures on Bees (Lecture V).....................................................12
     by Rudolf Steiner

St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforation).............................................16
     by Lavinia McKinney

Agriculture and the Evolution of Consciousness...................................17
     by Hilmar Moore

Moon in Opposition to Saturn............................................................20
     by Peter Proctor

Recommendations for Working with Crops,
Sequential Spraying and Ashing..........................................................21
     by Hugh Courtney
     Director, Josephine Porter Instituteof Applied Biodynamics, Inc.

News, Announcements, Letters and Classifieds..................................22

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 214

Dynamic Chemical Processes Underlying
BD Horn Manure (500) Preparation..............................................................1
     by Wm. F. Brinton, Jr., Woods EndResearch Laboratory

The Lesson of the One-horned Cow.............................................................5
     Dee W. Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus:
     VISA USA and VISA International

Goldenseal..................................................................................................11
     by Lavinia McKinney, Elixir FarmBotanicals Illustration by Peggy Duke

Plant Biodiversity and Pest Management
in a Northern California Vineyard................................................................12
     by Clara I. Nicholls, Departmentof Entomology, UC Davis,
     Michael P. Parrella, Departmentof Entomology, UC Davis,
     Miguel A. Altieri, Center for BiologicalControl, UC Berkeley

Growth and Fruiting of Red Raspberry........................................................14
     Malcolm N. Dana and Miltiades Vasilakakis
     Department of Horticulture, Universityof Wisconsin - Madison

Plant Nutrients and Nutrient Balance
in Alternative Low-Input Systems...............................................................16
     by Dr. Herbert H. Koepf

Nine Lectures on Bees (Lecture IV)...........................................................19
     by Rudolf Steiner

Spader Tech..............................................................................................25
     by Eugene Canales, Ferrari Tractor,CLE.

Rudolf Steiner: A Biographical Introduction for Farmers..............................29
     by Hilmar Moore

Letters to the Editor, Biodynamic News, Announcements............................34

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 213


Working with Preparation 500 (Part 1) .............................................1
     by Alan York, editor

Astragalus Membranaceous
An Easy-to-Grow Nitrogen-Fixing Immunostimulant.........................4
     by Vinnie McKinney, Elixir FarmBotanicals

Building Quality Soil.........................................................................5
     by John Doran, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS,
     University of Nebraska, Lincoln,NE

West Coast Biodynamic Conference Announcement........................9

On Manure, Liquid Manure, Compost,
and the Biodynamic Preparations...................................................10
     Christoph F. Meier, Operator ofFinca Girosal
     and BDA Board member

Can Cultural or Accumulated Fertility be Measured?.....................12
     by Dr. Herbert H. Koepf

A CSA Production Planning Tool.................................................14
     by Stephen F. Moore, Moore RanchCSA

Weeds........................................................................................18
     by Anne Mendenhall, Director ofthe Demeter Association, Inc.

East Coast Biodynamic Conference Announcement.....................19

Nine Lectures on Bees (Lecture III)............................................21
     by Rudolf Steiner

A Basic Guide for Interpreting Soil Test Values...........................27
     Woods End Research Laboratory

Recommendations for Working with Crops,
Sequential Spraying, and Ashing.................................................32
      by Hugh Courtney, Director,Josephine Porter Institute
      of Applied Biodynamics

Biodynamic News, Announcements and Letters to the Editor.....34

 

 

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