Homeodynamic agriculture was founded in 1984 to address some of the problems that organic and biodynamic growers were facing. These include the continually degrading vitality of soils and of seed stocks: the deficiency and deteriorating quality of water: the loss of a conscious relationship between man and plant and in general terms between the life of the soil and the Life of the cosmos*. Some tragic events have acted as accelerators of the development of the method. We refer to the tragedy of Chernobyl and the consequent radioactive contamination, to the practice of genetic manipulation, to the continuous degradation of the environment, and to climate change.
We should not let this catalogue of disasters drag us down, but let it prompt us to change our ways and seek a new relationship between Nature, humanity and the cosmos – a relationship that enables us to comprehend Life in its widest sense. In order to make a start in this direction we will make use of the work of the Austrian philosopher and scientist, Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925), that has formed the foundation of the discipline known as biodynamic agriculture, of which the homeodynamic method should be considered, to all intents, as a necessary broadening.