BIODYNAMIC WORKINGS IN NORTHERN RIVERS NSW, AUSTRALIA
Making “Cow pat pit” AKA “barrell compost” with the Northern Rivers Biodynamic group. This is a mix of fresh cow manure, pulverised egg shells and basalt rock. We knead it and stir it for one hour and then put it in a lined pit with some horn manure and cover it with valerian preparation that has been stirred in fresh water for 10 minutes. In a couple of months it will be a potent fertilizer to put into out gardens for active microbial and root support.
During our scrumptious shared lunch I made a presentation on the recent Teaching of Biodynamic Agriculture I have had the privilege to share with many friends and colleagues in China. A lively discussion followed with many pledging to get more involved in sharing their own BD knowledge with others.
Our group will next meet to view Gunther Hauk’s “Hour of Decision” movie. Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in West Virgina has created this movie to educate widely on the plight of the bees. Gunther was my first and primary Biodynamic Agriculture teacher in 1997 and on. Being his intern in the Pfeiffer Centre Garden in Chestnut Ridge New York was a foundational experience for me that still informs me.