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raising chickens biodynamically

i am on the hunt for literature on chickens written by a person who actually understands chickens, not just by someone who has raised them. meaning, someone who can , for lack of a better word, communicate with them. i know that certain people can truly understand animals/insects/plants on a spiritual level and that is what i am looking for but am having hard time. was hoping someone here is 'that' person or know's where to find said literature.

nature spirts during winter

i was curious how plants grow indoors or in greenhouses during winter months if all the nature spirits (gnomes, sylphs, etc) are tucked away in the ground? my understanding is that plants cannot grow without the spirits. so do some of the nature spirits not get to dwell in the ground and almost have to be available year round? if so how does this affect them? would it be like us not sleeping at night and working for 24 hrs straight?
i have always wondered this just haven't got around to asking.

understanding powdery mildew

i desperately would like to understand powdery mildew from a biodynamic perspective. all of the information on the internet seems geared at what fungicide to use, and differing opinions on how PM lives and works. of coarse all from a materialistic view.

OFRF Currently Accepting Research Proposals

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) grants program is currently accepting research proposals from applicants residing in Canada, Mexico and the United States. In particular, OFRF encourages farmers, ranchers, graduate students, early career researchers, veterans, and Extension personnel to consider applying.

The deadline for proposals is February 8, 2016.

OFRF will make funding decisions in March, 2016 and applicants will be notified of these decisions by mid-spring, 2016.

To apply, visit ofrf.org/news/ofrf-currently-accepting-research-proposals.

Abstracts Sought for 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

Organic Farming Research Foundation and the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center invite the submission of research abstracts for the 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium. The symposium will take place January 18-19, 2016, in Pacific Grove, California, immediately before the EcoFarm Conference. The deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts is August 31, 2015.

2015 Bach Biodynamic Research and Planting Calendar

The 2015 edition of the Bach Biodynamic Research and Planting Calendar is now available as a free download. Farmers and gardeners everywhere are invited to participate in this ongoing research project. This year’s calendar will continue to investigate the various lunar and cosmic rhythms that affect the germination of seeds and subsequent growth and vitality of plants.

International Conference on Research in Biodynamic Agriculture, 27-30 August 2015, Italy

The 1st International Conference on Research in Biodynamic Agriculture will take place 27-30 August 2015 in Conegliano, Italy.

The conference aims to be a forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Biodynamic agriculture, and to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars from around the world.

Please visit the conference website for more details   www.icoriba.org

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