Four Aspects of the Agricultural Organism
Our subject is one of the most interesting, intricate and difficult subjects in biodynamic agriculture. The arrangement and proportions of the organs within a farm on the basis of a vision of a living organism is fundamental to fertility, health and productivity. Of course today a study of this kind may seem confusing – or even unnecessary – in a time of monocultures and intensive exploitation of natural resources.
This is different in the countries of central and northern Europe where people have always shown a greater sensitivity – we might call it an art – towards design and landscaping, including productivity in the case of a farm.
We must turn to the genius of Rudolf Steiner – the founder of Anthroposophy of which biodynamics is a part – who, in the 1920s, set the stage for new spirituals-cientific knowledge. It is this work to which Man must now aspire with urgency if he wants to break the cycle of environmental degradation and depleted nutrition.
The author is aware that his contribution pales before the vastness and complexity of the issue to be addressed. However, faced with very few studies developed by the biodynamic movement on this subject, even such a small submission might help those who wish to explore this subject