Life to the Land

Guidelines to Biodynamic Husbandry

Katherine Castelliz

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A practical little guide for biodynamic farmers covering all aspects of husbandry, including preparations, soil cultivation, crop and field rotations, approaches to grassland, growing vegetables, and looking after cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens.

Format:
paperback
Size:
215 x 150 mm
Publisher:
Lanthorn Press
Subject:
Biodynamics & Organics
Extent:
72 pages
ISBN:
9780906155110
Publication date:
01 Jan 1980

Description

This is a practical little guide for biodynamic farmers, which comes from the wisdom and practical work of one the most experienced practitioners of biodynamics.

Chapters cover all aspects of husbandry, including preparations, soil cultivation, crop and field rotations, approaches to grassland, growing vegetables, and looking after cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens.

Throughout, Katherine Castelliz's knowledge and advice are impeccable and well-researched and will serve as an inspiration to those working in biodynamic agriculture.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The soil
Vegetables
The biodynamic preparations
Soil cultivation
Crops and field rotations
Improvement of grassland
Cattle
Pigs
Sheep
Chickens
Conclusion

Author

Katherine Castelliz was born in 1909 in Vienna. During the Second World War, she worked in Switzerland before coming to Britain in 1948 to work for Weleda and Camphill. She managed Tablehurst Farm, a mixed biodynamic farm at Emerson College, for many years, then spent the last years of her life in Wales. She was the Chair of the Experimental Circle of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association.

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