I come from a Rudolf Steiner background, so bd seems pretty normal to me. But bd's 'woo-woo' nature really alienates those who consider permaculture a design science, and bd...not, basically. discussion of biodynamics in permaculture
Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. Biodynamic practitioners also recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the wider cosmos on soil, plant and animal health. Biodynamics
R Scott wrote:Related thread: http://www.permies.com/forums/posts/list/40/30210?OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=ZIQH-FF7P-4HFQ-O4TX-QHV8-OT6I-1E7V-9KSH#235933
This is, in general, an intolerance and bigotry problem. Those that are intolerant or bigoted will be put off by anyone with a differing worldview.
Michael Cox wrote:
Personally I have no problem with people acting as they choose; home school, use biodynamics and fortify your land against the coming apocalypse as you see fit. But these elements are not permaculture. They are not helpful for the vast majority of people and if we send a message (deliberately or not) that they are part of what permaculture is all about then I fear we may as a community hamper the dissemination of important ideas and principals.
Landon Sunrich wrote:
"but I've never though of the two (permaculture/homeschooling) as being connected or at odds with each other either way."
David Livingston wrote:Or is this all how we see our rights?
I feel I have the right to free healthcare And good éducation for my children And on the other side of the pond ? .......
Renate Haeckler wrote:On top of all that, I think many choose to home school because their eyes are just opened. They stop going with the status-quo and accepting things as they are and start thinking about how things could be, wondering if there's a better way - in food and in raising your kids. Questioning the standard way food is grown and packaged and eaten doesn't stop there - the same people, the same questioning spirit spreads out to other areas of life as well.
On a home schooling level, team sports are one way in which multi-function solidarity can be modelled and taught. Outdoor group pursuits are another that come to mind, as is team debate for those less inclined towards getting muddy