- Alex Podolinsky, Bio-Dynamic Pioneer
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011 LECTURE  
Written version of an address given to farmers at a field day on a bio-dynamic grazing/cropping property near Young, NSW, Australia.
Discusses (world-wide) problem of loss of water storage due to compaction of soils. Shows how bio-dynamics can remedy this situation.
 
BIO-DYNAMICS AGRICULTURE OF THE FUTURE  
Excellent introduction to the bio-dynamic method, provides a comprehensive, yet easily readable, explanation of the difference
between organic and bio-dynamic farming and resulting product quality.
 
LIVING AGRICULTURE (This is the sequel to “Bio-Dynamics of the Future")
Topics include: reclamation of salt affected farming land under bio-dynamic management / humus vs organic matter
and their qualitatively differing effects on soil and plant feeding / education and training of farmers.
 
LIVING KNOWLEDGE
Topics include: Classic Natural Science vs Hypothetical Science / correct stirring of 500 reflected in Kepler’s 3 Laws
/ life implanting action of Chaos / 3 types of viewing – imagination, intuition, inspiration.
 
BIO-DYNAMIC AGRICULTURE INTRODUCTORY LECTURES - Volume 3:
Farmer most important item on a farm / nutrition / disease / purpose of existence / soil structure, organic matter and humus
/ sick plants mean sick soil / bio-dynamic preparations / living-breathing earth / sustainability of humus.
 
IFOAM CONFERENCE ADDRESS 2005
Addresses the problem of Australian agriculture as world phosphate reserves diminish, providing a truly sustainable alternative
to the modern approach of “input” farming – which is occurring even on organic farms.
 
 
       
 
     
       
 
Documents changes in soil structure and colour on a number
of soil types, including changes from long-time organic farming
to bio-dynamics.
 
                 
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Documents bio-dynamic soil development on five very different farms.
- Wheat and Sheep on red-sandy loam near Culcairn, NSW.
- Sugarcane on the alluvial Burdekin River soil, Qld.
- Grain and Grazing on sandy loam near Barham NSW, including discussion on nursery propagation of own trees for treelines –
an ongoing activity begun 50 years earlier.
- Rice farming on a formerly salinity affected farm near Barham NSW.
- White sand grain and grazing property near Esperance WA. Includes discussion on direct seeding of local trees as part of cropping program
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    Covers the essential technique of constructing compost heaps on a commercial dairy using available farm equipment. Quality of materials, adequate aeration and temperature control are all important factors in obtaining the essential colloidal quality of the end product.  
               
     
     
     
           
      Includes an introductory lecture explaining cosmic ecology and how to harness the sun power to create a farming system that is truly a closed farm unit / shows the design working of the special “bio-dynamic” ripper both at Agrilatina, and on Australian drought affected pasture country.  
     
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The soil development of an Australian biodynamic market garden.  
30 min.  
 
     
     
               
         
                   
                           
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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