Biodynamics grew out of Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture Course, a series of lectures he gave in 1924. It is now an inspirational worldwide movement bringing a uniquely holistic, organic agriculture to farms, vineyards and gardens.
In this concise and fascinating history, Bernard Jarman, former Director of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association for the UK, charts the development of biodynamics in Britain following its arrival in 1928 through to the present day. He presents engaging personal portraits of biodynamic pioneers, including Daniel Dunlop, George Adams, Lili Kolisko, Marna Pease and Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, and includes accounts of early discoveries, for example the research that led to the development of Maria Thun's Biodynamic Calendar, and later initiatives such as Community Supported Agriculture.
Jarman also examines key moments in the history of the movement, including the emergence of two rival biodynamic organisations in the 1930s and 40s, and the flourishing of the wider organic movement in post-war Britain, as well as the challenges posed by genetically modified crops.
This insightful book provides an important historical overview and grounding for the biodynamic movement as it looks to its future.
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