In his Agriculture Lectures of 1924, Rudolf Steiner made recurring references to designing the farm as a closed-loop, individual farm entity. He suggested that, in order for a farm to be truly self-sustaining, it should have the proper mix of trees and shrubs, bushes, and vines. The pastures should be meadows with an abundant mix of aromatic herbs flowers and fungi. Join lifelong biodynamic grower, agroforester, and permaculture teacher Mark Shepard to explore the common threads that weave together biodynamic agriculture and permaculture. Learn how to consciously join with the non-material forces of your "place" in order to restore the processes of soil creation, pest and disease control, biodiversity, and optimum system health.
*Photo credit: Darby Smith