The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

2023

Titia Thun and Friedrich Thun

Price:
£7.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 15 Sep 2022

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  • The original, and still the best, biodynamic calendar, now in its 61st year
  • Reveals the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting plants and crops to help you get the best from what you grow
  • Presented in colour with clear explanations and a handy pull-out wallchart
  • Printed on recycled FSC paper (created from 100% post-consumer waste) using plant-based inks, which reduces chemical emissions and makes this calendar easier to recycle
  • Features detailed planting information, information panels and space devoted to thorough explanations
  • New for 2023 -- a layflat spine means it's even easier to consult the Calendar during planning, keep your place and make notes.

The original, and still the best, biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 61st year. Shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various plants and crops.

Format:
paperback
Size:
234 x 156 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Biodynamics & Organics
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Extent:
96 pages
ISBN:
9781782507932
Publication date:
15 Sep 2022

Description

The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 61st year.

The easy-to-view layout features detailed planting, tending and harvesting information to help growers maximise the yield and vitality of crops and plants. Trusted by generations of farmers and gardeners, the ultimate biodynamic calendar features:

-- A clear layout making it simpler to plan what to do and when
-- Space dedicated to detailed explanations of the recommended activities
-- Information panels make it easy to use
-- Clear headings and sections for fast look-ups
-- Detailed planting, tending and harvesting information to maximise the yield and vitality of crops and plants
-- Suitable for both seasoned biodynamic farmers and beginner gardeners
-- Solar and lunar events, plus information on planetary aspects, are given dedicated space

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

Reviews

'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.'
-- Organicfood.co.uk

'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

Author

Titia Maria Thun was born in Marburg, in central Germany. She studied German literature and history of art at Jena University. She has been involved in calculating data and writing for the Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar for a number of years. In 2020, she and her brother, Friedrich, took over the creation of the calendar and the management of the family farm from their late father, Matthias. Titia is the granddaughter of biodynamic pioneer Maria Thun. She lives in Dexbach, Germany.

Friedrich Kaspar Walter Thun was born in Marburg, in central Germany. After attending the Waldorf School in Marburg, he began an agricultural apprenticeship and completed it at Arpshof biodynamic farm near Hamburg. He has been involved in calculating data and writing for the Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar for a number of years. In 2020, he and his sister, Maria, took over the creation of the calendar and the management of the family farm from their late father, Matthias. Friedrich is the grandson of biodynamic pioneer Maria Thun. He lives in Dexbach, Germany.

Media

The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar is also available as an interactive app called Biodynamic Gardening Calendar. Download it for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Today's information is free and you can subscribe to access the data for the rest of the year.

Download on the App Store or Google Play

Links

The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar is also available as an interactive app called Biodynamic Gardening Calendar. Download it for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Today's information is free and you can subscribe to access the data for the rest of the year.

Download on the App Store or Google Play

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