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Biodynamics Journal No. 258


ln Memoriam - Bobby Fetzer (1956—2006)
     MONTY WALDIN............................................................3


Spirit and Community

Developing Personal Relationships to Everything in Farming
     JEAN-PAUL COURTENS................................................6

What Can Biodynamics Contribute to the Future of Agriculture?
— The Biodynamic Food Chain
     STEFFEN SCHNEIDER................................................16


Practical Applications

Seed Saving at Raphael Garden
     JEFFREY ENIDELMAN................................................20

A Call to Prohibit CMS Protoplast Fusion Hybrids
in Organic Food Production and the Wider Implications of
Using F1 Hybrids
     PETER BRINCH............................................................23

Seeds for Our Future: A Film
     REVIEWED BY CHRISTY KORROW........................27


Recommendations for Working with Crops
     HUGH COURTNEY.....................................................28


Education and New Initiatives

"We're Not Just Growing Vegetables Here" —
A Season at Live Power Community Farm
     INGRID EVJEN-ELIAS...............................................31

Of Chaos and Children
     MARNEY BLAIR........................................................33

Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Cafeteria in the Making:
Community-based Education on a Small Biodynamic Farm
     HENNING SEHMSDORF..........................................35


Science and Ecology

From Carbon to Humus
     MANFRED KLETT....................................................39

Carbon in the Cycle of Life
     CHRTSTOPH WILLER..............................................50


The Economic Life

Restore the Balance of Crops and Livestock
     DICK AND SHARON THOMPSON,
     WITH ROBERT KARP..............................................45

For the Love of a Bushel and a Peck
     JOHN BLOOM..........................................................46

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 212

Ceago Vinegarden at the McNab Ranch
Mendocino County, California, USA...........................................1
     by Alan York

Kohn Properties
Redwood Valley, California, USA
Biodiversity in Viticulture.............................................................6
     by Jim Kobol

Elixir Farm, Brixey, MO
Late Spring 1997......................................................................10
     by Vinnie McKinney

Sustainability of Modern Composting
IntensificationVersus Costs & Quality........................................13
     by William F. Brinton, Jr., WoodsEnd Research Laboratory

Articulated Tractors..................................................................20
     by Eugene Canales, Ferarri Tractor

Integrating Animal Husbandry in Sustainable
Low Input Farming...................................................................22
     by Dr. Herbert H. Koepf

The Nature of Forces...............................................................25
     by Hugh Lovel

Nine Lectures on Bees.............................................................28
by Rudolf Steiner

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 259


In Memory of Herbert H. Koepf....................................4
     HEINZ GROTZKE

A Personal Tribute to Bob Steffen.................................6
     FREDERICK KIRSCHENMANN


Spirit and Community

The Other End of the Cow............................................8
     JUDITH MADEY

Preparation Making Day in
Viroqua, Wisconsin - Fall 2006...................................13
     SARAH CALDWELL

An Update from Delaware..........................................14
     SHARON CARSON


Practical Applications

Biodynamic Sprays....................................................15
     HERBERT KOEPF

Better Beekeeping, Naturally and Biodynamically.......23
     PRISCILLA COE AND GUNTHER HAUK

Recommendations for Working with Crops................24
     HUGH COURTNEY


Education and New Initiatives

The Spikenard Farm, Inc..........................................28
     GUNTHER HAUK

Making Preparations on S&S Homestead Farm:
Regional Community Building...................................29
     BARRY LIA


Arts and Expression

Morning Milking......................................................35
     LISA MURGATROYD


Science and Ecology

Safe Food From Contaminated Soil? -
Biodynamic Agricultural Method
Shows Successful Field Research............................37
     MARIE MAUGER

Carbon - The Great Plastician.................................42
     BERNARD JARMAN


Nutrition and Food

As Cute As Squash................................................46
      JOHN BLOOM

Nutrition and Stimulants:.........................................48
Lectures and Extracts by Rudolph Steiner
     REVIEWED BY TRACEY HAWKINS

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 211


Principles of Biodyiiaraic Viticulture
     Alan York................................................................2

Compost Practices for Control of
Grape Powdery Mildew (Uncinula necator)
     Andreas Trankner and William Brinton
     AUC-Comultants BONN Germany
     Woods End Research Laboratory MAINEUSA.....7

Nine Lectures on Bees
     Rudolf Steiner.......................................................14

"Tips" For Building a Successful CSA
     Steve Moore
     Moore Ranch CSA..............................................16

Spreading Soil Amendments
     Eugene Canales
     Ferrari Tractor.....................................................18

Soil Fertility in Sustainable Low Input Farming Part 1
     Dr. Herbert H. Koepf .........................................20

The Nature of Forces
     By Hugh Lovel
     Union Agricultural Institute...................................23

The Keeping of the Beautiful Earth
Drawn from the writings of
Liberty Hyde Bailey and A.J. Downing.....................26

Recommendations for Working with Crops,
Sequential Spraying, and Ashing
     Hugh Courtney
     Director, Josephine Porter Institute
     of Applied Biodynamics......................................31


Departments

Biodynamic Associations (inside front cover)

From the Editor 2

Beneficial Birds 5

Cover Crops and Green Manures13

Positions and Situations32

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 260


Spirit and Community

Thirty Years of Prep Making -
A Profile of the Oregon Biodynamic Group.................3
     WALI VIA

S&S Homestead Farm: The 2004, 2005,
and 2006 Summer Workshops...................................8
     PHOTOS BY HENNING SEHMSDORF
     AND BARRY LIA

An Interview with Gena Nonni.................................12
     CHRISTY KORROW

My Road Long Traveled.........................................15
     HENRY KARCZYNSKI


Practical Applications


Composting: a look back to the future
Municipal and Industrial Composting.......................16
     EHRENFRIED PFEIFFER

New Developments in Composting.........................20
     EHRENFRIED PFEIFFER

How Much Compost Should We Use?..................24
     EHRENFRIED PFEIFFER

National Animal Identification System....................30
     KARIN BERGENER


Education and New Initiatives

The Ola Honua Project.........................................33
     RICH VON WELLSHEIM

Innovative and Unique Program of Organic
and Biodynamic Study
Finds Success in New Zealand.............................36
     JOHN RIDOUT AND ROY BOONEN


The Economic Life

To Provide Some Harmony.................................38
     SCOTT CHASKEY

A Look at Some Solutions to
America's Farm and Food Crisis.........................41
     RON KRUPP

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 210

The Decay of Farming
     by Kirk L. Gadzia...............................................................6
Resource Management Services

Mowing; Shredding, & Cultivation for High Value Crops
     by Eugene Canales
Ferrari Tractor.......................................................................11

The BD Planting Calendar in 1997 Moon/Saturn Rhythms
     by Hugh J. Courtney.........................................................15
Director, Josephine Porter Institute
for Applied Biodynamics, Inc

A Legacy of CSA: Robyn Van En Remembered
     by Kathy Lawrence..........................................................16

Initial Considerations for the
Aspiring Biodynamic Market Gardener
     by Bruce Blevins Lookout Farm........................................17

The End of Reductionism: Science and the 21st Century
     by William F. Brinton........................................................20
Woods End Research Laboratory

Departments -
From the Executive Director....................................................1

From the Editor.......................................................................2

Reviews................................................................................24

News....................................................................................25

CSA.....................................................................................26

Positions and Situations.........................................................28

Directory of Regional Groups (inside rear cover)

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 243-4


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

The Significance of Fine Grinding: A Response to Harvey Lisle......3
     Malcolm Gardner

Before Biodynamics: Organics 101 - The Foundations................14
     Jim Fullmer

Where the Cows Are.................................................................20
     Kim Dana Kuppermann

Thoughts on My Mind: Biodynamic Agriculture
and Multi-National Corporations................................................22
     Jacob Fetzer

Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled?........................23
     Craig Holdrege

Farm Equipment - How to Choose What You Need..................30
     Jean-Paul Courtens

Basic Principles Of Composting
for Farmers and Homesteaders..................................................34
     Wali Via

A Review of Toward Saving the Honeybee by Gunther Hauk.....43
     Marie Buchler

Recommendations for Working with Crops...............................44
     Hugh Courtney

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 242


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

Secular Biodynamic:
Scientific Agriculture Beyond The Organic....................................3
     Paul Sansone

Rosemary....................................................................................7
     Heinz Grotzke

Evidence for Lunar-Sidereal Rhythms
in Crop Yield: A Review ...........................................................11
     Nicholas Kollerstrom and GerhardStaudenmaier

Long-term Comparison of Biodynamic,
Organic and Conventional Farming Systems...............................19
     Craig Holdrege

The Incredible Story of Michael and Dorothea Schmidt
And Real Milk in Canada..........................................................20
     Sally Fallon

Free-Ranged Turkeys Study Funded.........................................26
     Margie Bender

Real Eggs From a Real Farm: Beneficial Farm
Turns a Hatchery Egg Machine into a Barnyard Animal.............28
     Barbara Gerber

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

Cow Pat Pit - Where Did It Come From?................................35
     Gita Henderson

Saving Seed Makes Sense.......................................................40
     Brett Grosgahl

Researchers Link Increased Risk Of Illness
To Sewage Sludge Used As Fertilizer......................................48

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 241


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

Are We Collecting the Best Oak Bark?.......................................3
     Malcolm Gardner

At the Heart of Biodynamics......................................................11
     Andrew Lorand

How I Came to Embrace Biodynamics, Part 3...........................16
     Ron Krupp

The Vermont Hill Farm..............................................................18
     Ernst Daniel

Taking a Hard Look at Our Horn Silica.....................................19
     Harvey Lisle

Honey and Its Connection With Easter......................................22
     Christian Dickreiter

A Review of Die biologisch-dynamische Wirtschaftsiveise im20.
Jahrhundert by Herbert H. Koepf and Bodo von Plato..............23
     Heinz Grotzke

Biodynamic Agriculture Pioneers Receive Honors.....................25

Genetic Modification of Wine Yeasts.......................................26
     Nicolas Joly

Question from a Reader:
Introducing Horned Cows into a Dehorned Herd?...................27

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

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

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 235


How I Came to Embrace Biodynamics, Part 1..............2
     Ron Krupp

Thoughts Crossing My Mind........................................4
     Parker Forsell and Don Cruse

Impressions Attending a Biodynamic Conference.........5
     Heinz Grotzke

Foot and Mouth Epidemic...........................................8
     Bernard Jarman

Fertility Management at Roxbury Farm......................10
     Jean-Paul Courtens

Elements of a Healthy Diet.........................................18
     Thomas Cowan, M.D.

Biodynamic Vegetable Breeding................................27
     Dieter Bauer and Christina Henatsch

Recommendations for Working with Crops...............32
     Hugh Courtney

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Biodynamics Journal No. 239

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

Finding My Motive in the Dialogue
Between Inner And Outer Work.......................................................3
     Harald Hoven

The Cultured Landscape...................................................................9
     Alan York

What Are We Doing to the Bees?
Reconsidering Our Beekeping Practices..........................................15
     Gunther Hauk

Celebrating Five Years of the Pfeiffer Center..................................16

Elemental Rain Dialogues, Part 1....................................................18
     Dennis Klocek

The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening-A Book Review.................21

Recommendations for Working with Crops....................................22
     Hugh Courtney

Living with Technology - Working with Life:
The Dornach Agricultural Conference............................................26

New Titles from Our Resource List...............................................27

Web Resources............................................................................27

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

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 232


I Farm Biodynamically - Why?
The Roots, Motives and Challenges
at the Turning Point in Agriculture.......................................2

Response to Manfred Klett................................................3
     Hugh Lovel

The Seven Planetary Gestures in
Relationship to Work on the Land.....................................5
     Peter Bruckner

The Biodynamic Movement:
Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?................9
     Walter Goldstein

Max Zinniker and Zinniker Farm.....................................14
     Hilmar Moore

Experience With Breeding Maize at
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (1989-1999)............17
     Walter Goldstein

The Omega....................................................................22
     Dennis Klocek

Goethean Science: A Phenomenological Study
of Plant Metamorphosis - Part 3.....................................24
     Dana Pauly

Recommendations for Working with Crops....................27
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events........................................................31

Internships/Employment.................................................31

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 236


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

Biodynamic Advisory Service.....................................4
     Steve Moore

Thoughts Crossing My Mind......................................5
     Bill Miller

New Social Forms for the Farms of the Future...........6
     Trauger Groh

The Four Ethers in Their Relation to Agriculture.........9
     Hartmut von Jeetze

How I Came to Embrace Biodynamics, Part l..........15
     Ron Krupp

Schatz Inversion Mixer for Biodynamic Agriculture..17
     Don Cruse

On Manure, Liquid Manure, Compost,
and the Biodynamic Preparations............................19
     Christoph F. Meier

The Oak Bark and Chamomile Preparations...........21
     Ingo Hagel

Quality of Organic Wines .....................................23
     Nicolas Joly

An End to the Use of Hybrids...............................25
     Christina Henatsch

Recommendations for Working with Crops..........27
     Hugh Courtney

The Ashing of Plants and Animals
Considered to be Agricultural Pests......................31
     Christy Korrow

Future Drought....................................................33
     Dennis Klocek

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

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 237


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

Editorial.................................................................3

Biodynamic as a Certification Mark:
Is It Appropriate!?................................................6
     Christoph Altemueller

The Founding of DEMETER-lnternational e.V.......8
     Christoph Altemueller

Thoughts on My Mind........................................14
     Abby Porter, Jeff Poppen
     and Henry Karczynski

The Michaelmas 2000 Impulse:
A Personal Experience.......................................16
     Hugh Courtney

Science, Sustainability and Organic Practice
(Organic Farming in the Sound-Byte Age)..........20
     William F. Brinton

The Influence of Mars on Hurricanes, 2001.......26
     Dennis Klocek

Cation Balancing: Is It Beneficial or Bogus?.......28
     Walter Goldstein

Recommendations for Working with Crops.......32
     Hugh Courtney

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

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 228



Contents
2 From the West Coast
      Chuck Beedy

3 Demeter News
     Ann Mendenhall

4 Thoughts Crossing My Mind

6 Biodynamic Farming Today: Challenges and Successes Towards RealSustainability
      Steffen Schneider

11 Biodynamic Outreach in the Midwest, 1999
      Walter Goldstein

14 Biodynamics in North Dakota: The Kirschenmann Family Farm
      Walter Goldstein

18 Tennessee Organic and Biodynamic Gardening Conference, 1999
       Jeff Poppen

19 Perceiving Plants: Experiencing Elemental Beings
       James Lee

23 Bessie Has Always Paid Her Way at Aurora Farm
     Woody Wodraska

26 Additions to Our Resource Catalog

27 Recommendations for Working with Crops
      Hugh Courtney

31 Calendar of Events
31 Internships/Employment

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 222


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

Thoughts Crossing My Mind.............................................3
     Heinz Grotzke

Seeds of the Future...........................................................3
     Maria Geuter

An Herb Grower's Diary V...............................................5
     Heinz Grotzke

Exploring Forms of Healing for the Honeybee....................8
     Susan Smith

Growing Cucumbers.......................................................13
     Heinz Grotzke

A Cow, a Calf, and a Bull Come to Aurora Farm............18
     Woody Woodraska

Biodynamics at Work: The Penticton Conference............20
     Pam DeTray and Michael Roboz

In Memorium: Joan Slater Moora...................................25
     Anne Mendenhall

Recommendations for Working with Crops,
Sequential Spraying and Ashing.....................................29
     Hugh Courtney

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

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

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 226


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

Biodynamic Association Board Meeting.............................3
     Jean Yeager

Biodynamics Hawai'i: Regional Development Report..........4
     Phyl Dwyer

Demeter in Wonderland....................................................6
     Anne Mendenhall

Biodynamic Seed Growers' Circle Meeting.......................7
     Gunther Hauk

Building Resonant Communities........................................8
     Mamey Blair

What Is Biodynamic Farming?........................................11
     Walter Goldstein

An Herb-Grower's Diary VIII........................................19
     Heinz Grotzke

What You Can Learn From Your Horse........................22
     Hartmut von Jeetze

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

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

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

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 216


Wholeness and Part: The Rediscovery of "Organism"..........................1
   by Brian Goodwin

Cost Analysis for Commercial Application
of Biodynamic Field Sprays...............................................................3
     by Alan York

Valerian
     by Lavinia McKinney
Letting Animals Do the Work...........................................................6
     by Joel Salatin

Kudzu.......................„...................................................................10
     By Hugh Lovel

Bio-Dynamics : Xeno-Dynamics ....................................................12
     by William F. Brinton

Biodynamic Impulse Generates
A Revisit to the Farms Of Tomorrow..............................................13
     by Steven McFadden

USDA's Proposed Rules for Organic Farming
Threaten Biodynamic Farmers .......................................................15
     by Stephen F. Moore and Anne Mendenhall

Urgent Call to Action!
Proposed National Organic Standards...........................................16

How the USDA's Proposed Rule Contradicts
the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 ...................................17
     A Pull-Out-Fold-and-Send-in Replyto the USDA

Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VI................................................19
     by Rudolf Steiner

Report On Worming Horses Biologically........................................23
     by Nick Franceschelli

Using Lunar Rhythms.....................................................................24
     by Peter Proctor

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

Biodynamic News, Letters, Announcements and Want Ads...........26

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 219


From the Office........................................................................2
     Chuck Beedy

A Member's Viewpoint............................................................4
     Priscilla Coe

Update on the USDA Organic Rule.........................................5
     Aleen Rothschild-Seidel

Agriculture and the Evolution of Consciousness:
From the Middle Ages to the Present.......................................7
     Hilmar Moore

An Herb Grower's Diary II....................................................12
     Heinz Grotzke

Nine Lectures on Bees - Lecture IX......................................15
     Rudolf Steiner

Biodynamic Viticulture:
The Need for Biodynamics - What's at Stake?......................23
     Nicolas Joly

What's Wrong with Agriculture?...........................................25
     Hugh Lovel

Recommendations for Working with Crops
September, October and November, 1998..........................28
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events.............................................................31

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

On-Line Resources.............................................................35
     Study Group for Steiner's Agriculture

 

 

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Biodynamics Journal No. 218


An Approach to Biodynamic Gardening ........................................1
     Heinz Grotzke

Of Snails, Slugs and Insects ..........................................................5
     Michael Roboz

Beneficials and Genetically Engineered Crops.................................6
     Michael Roboz

Nine Lectures on Bees — Lecture VIII.........................................7
     Dr. Rudolf Steiner

An Herb Grower's Diary.............................................................13
     Heinz Grotzke

Disease Resistant Apples............................................................15
     Ed Fackler

Book Review:
On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm ..............17

A Hand Tool Primer..................................................................18
     Eugene Canales

JPI's Barrel Compost ...............................................................22
     Hugh Courtney

Assessing the Effects of Agroecological Soil Management
Practices On Broccoli Pest Populations ....................................23
     Miguel Altieri, Linda L. Schmidtand Rene Montalba

Recommendations for Working with Crops...............................27
     Hugh Courtney

Calendar of Events, Announcements and Classified Ads............29

 

 

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