Three Lectures on Biodynamics

Herbert H. Koepf

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Out of print

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This book is now Out of Print, but the text is also available as part of a separate edition of Koepf's writings, Koepf's Practical Biodynamics.

Three lectures given in 1968 which provide a fascinating insight into the history of the biodynamic movement, and address many themes which are still relevant to farmers and gardeners today.

Format:
pamphlet
Size:
212 x 142 mm
Publisher:
Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association
Subject:
Biodynamics & Organics
Extent:
52 pages
ISBN:
9780938250067
Publication date:
01 Jan 1968

Description

This is a series of three lectures given by Dr Herbert Koepf at the 1968 conference of the Biodynamic Association. The first lecture explores the principles of biodynamics, and introduces the idea of the garden or farm as a living organism. Dr Koepf then goes on to examine soil and soil management in more depth. Finally, in his third lecture, he addresses new factors which had arisen since the initial development of biodynamics. Many of these, such as increased use of commercial fertilisers and widespread storage and shipping, are still concerns today.

Taken together, these lectures provide a fascinating insight into the recent history of the biodynamic movement, and address many themes which are still relevant to modern farmers and gardeners.

Please note that the contents of this book are now available in a combined edition, entitled 'Koepf's Practical Biodynamics'.

Author

Herbert Hans Koepf (1914-2007) was a hands-on farmer in Germany who went on to receive a PhD in agriculture, specialising in soil science. In 1962, after the death of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer with whom Koepf had worked closely, he became director of Pfeiffer's biodynamic research laboratory in Spring Valley, New York. Then in 1970 he moved to Emerson College in the UK, running the biodynamic agriculture course every year until 1990. He was also head of the Agriculture Department at the Goetheanum in Switzerland.

Links

Three Lectures on Biodynamics is also available as part of a new edition of Koepf's writings, Koepf's Practical Biodynamics.

Also by Herbert H. Koepf:
Nitrate: An Ailing Organism Calls for Healing
Research in Biodynamic Agriculture
Compost: What It Is, How It Is Made, What It Does

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