The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar


Matthias Thun

Out of print

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  • The original, and still the best, biodynamic calendar, celebrating its 59th anniversary
  • All the information at a glance with the handy pullout wallchart
  • Includes unique planting and harvesting information not available in other lunar calendars

The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 59th year, showing the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plants and crops.

234 x 156 mm
Floris Books
Biodynamics & Organics
colour illustrations
64 pages
Publication date:
17 Sep 2020


The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 59th year.

This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various plants and crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations.

The calendar includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.


'This annual publication is the book for those who want to farm and garden biodynamically. There are useful notes for new readers and a number of special features, including this time the care of bees with monthly notes for beekeepers, how to work with biodynamic preparations, a recipe for rye bread and answers to questions from readers concerning potato and tomato culture.'
-- Paradigm Shift

'Absolutely essential for all organic gardeners and farmers'.
-- Cygnus Review

'This little paperback is essential for all organic gardeners. It is the original annual biodynamic planting guide. Incredibly condensed amounts of information are available [here] ... Illustrated throughout with some lovely photos and clear diagrams.'

'This little paperback calendar is the original of its kind and essential for all organic gardeners. An established following ensures good sales of this useful guide, which has a special feature on the care of bees.'
-- Bookseller Buyers' Guide


Matthias Thun (1948-2020) was an international expert on
biodynamics. He had a
Masters in Beekeeping and lectured at biodynamic conferences
and training seminars internationally. He worked with his mother, biodynamic pioneer Maria Thun, on the annual creation of the
seminal Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar, until her death in 2012
after which he continued it independently. Matthias lived at his
family's biodynamic homestead in Dexbach, Germany, until his death.


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