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What is biodynamic farming?
The official definition from Biodynamic Famring and Gardening Association is 'a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition.' More simply, biodynamic farming embodies the idea that the farm or vineyard is an ecosystem that functions as one whole, with each section contributing to the next and so forth. A main characteristic is utilizing natural materials such as soils, composts and even livestock to create a self-sustaining system. Any type of chemical fertilizer or pesticides are strictly forbidden in order to increase soil fertility. One of the strange practices of biodynamic farming is the use of a cow's horn (never a bull's) filled with manure. The cow's horn is filled with manure and buried in the ground for the duration of the winter. Upon being dug up in the springtime, the manure is spread throughout the vineyard. This is called preparation 500.
So what's the difference between organic and biodynamic?
While both incorporate farming practices without the use of chemicals, organic refers to the product, in this case organic grapes that are used to make organic wine, while biodynamic takes on a much larger perspective in regard to the land that is being cultivated. Biodynamic farming encompasses the entirety of the farm or vineyard including other non-cultivated plants, animals and even insects rather than only the grapes and vines themselves. Oftentimes, biodynamic farming takes other factors into account such as the lunar calendar and astrology.
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