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biodynamics and permaculture

 
Leila Rich
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This has been discussed before. http://www.permies.com/t/8249/permaculture/Biodynamic-vs-permaculture, but I'm interested to get updates/different takes on the subject.
I get the impression that biodynamics (bd)and Rudolf Steiner stuff in general has more traction in our part of the world than in North America.
I suspect that's more to do with 20th century German migration to Australasia than anything else!
Maybe the 'woo-woo' that freaks people out is more a historical artifact of the spritualist movements of Steiner's time, than a dogma to be adhered to or whatever.
The spiritual thing could be getting in the way of other parts of bd that I could explore further. I'm into effective methods and good results and if I can get them using the tools, but not the dogma, I might give it a go
For example, bd's all about utilising, concentrating and focusing energy. As far as I know, the scientific understanding of energy in all its forms was still relatively undeveloped and we're much more aware of it's role in the universe.

 
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Hello Leila Rich,

Are you intersted in talk fest or doing. My interest in asking is because I am a doer.

Cheers Peter
 
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Peter, let's say I like to talk, think, then do or not, depending on how I feel about the talking and thinking
 
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Hello Leila

I can appreciate what your saying. Being an old hand I am not into philosofical arguement but passing on first hand knowledge.

Cheers Peter
 
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Thanks Peter, I think I'll take it offline for now, but can I get back to you when I have specific questions a la "how do you do X?"
 
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This thread on biodynamic vs permaculture was pretty interesting, and someone very kindly posted this link to the demeter standards which I found *very* interesting. I was able to get a good feel of how 'permaculture like' the whole set up is by piecing together in my mind what effect implementing all the rules would have.

 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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