A Biodynamic Manual

Practical Instructions for Farmers and Gardeners

Pierre Masson; Edited by Vincent Masson; Translated by Monique Blais

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  • This fully illustrated manual will answer any questions about biodynamic gardening and farming methods
  • An invaluable daily-use guide for biodynamic growers

Answers all questions about the practice and methods of biodynamic farming and gardening.

216 x 138 mm
Floris Books
Biodynamics & Organics
80 b/w illustrations
320 pages
Publication date:
08 May 2014
2nd edition


For anyone already practicing, or turning to, biodynamic gardening and farming methods, numerous detailed questions arise, such as:
* How do you make and use the key preparations, such as horn manure and horn silica?
* How do you develop living, fertile soil?
* Which treatments are best for controlling weeds, pests and disease?

This manual, fully illustrated with explanatory diagrams and photographs, provides the answers. The book covers
* all aspects of making and using biodynamic preparations and composts
* managing the health of plants
* controlling weeds and pests
* working with cosmic rhythms
* combatting common diseases such as mildew
* working with seeds, pastes and root dips
* care of fruit trees and vines

This second edition also has extensive new chapters on large-scale farming, including livestock and cereal cultivation, and vegetable farming. The whole book has also been completely revised and updated.

Although the technical aspects of biodynamic growing are exhaustively covered, the author also considers the human qualities necessary for this kind of agriculture to succeed.

This is an invaluable guide for all biodynamic growers to have to hand daily.


'The definitive practical manual for biodynamic farmers and gardeners, with a section on viticulture.'
-- David Lorimer, Scientific Medical Network Review


After 22 years of practicing biodynamic agriculture on a mixed farm in Burgundy, Pierre Masson turned his skills and knowledge towards advising and training in the field of biodynamics. His own experience on the land and his visits to a wide range of farms and gardens over 35 years have given him a broad and practical vision of biodynamics.

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