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Biodynamic Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

Hola, I'm currently doing a 3 month internship at Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica, a biodynamic farm and sustainable rainforest eco lodge.

I'm focussing my time here on biodynamics as it pertains to the tea evergreen, Camellia Sinensis variety Assamica. I am striving to install a harvesting, pruning, planting, and spraying schedule in accordance with the bd calendar, practice, and philosophy.

Tea with respect to biodynamics is very uncharted territory as far as online resources and detailed accounts are concerned -- especially for Central America. I understand there is no fixed recipe for raising tea biodynamically (or any crop for that matter), what with the myriad fators that influence a given region, and that all questions I have should really be directed to the tea garden itself. That being said, the more available resources the better to aid in adapting a bd protocal suiting to ones own land.

If anyone has any insight or knowledge to exchange in this area (bd and tea), I would love to hear your input; I have a lot of questions. I have, however, designed a schedule to care for the tea here and I'm currently putting it to the test. I'd be more than willing to share my findings and research as well should anyone care to know.

 

Cheers,

Shane

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