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The Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 2020

The 2020 Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac: North American Edition, with Eastern Standard Time dates and times, is now in its 58th year of helping biodynamic farmers and gardeners get the most out of their farms and gardens. 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 ...
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9781782506058 Paperback (Trade paperback (UK))
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 - Release: 09/09/2019

The Secrets of Bees

Bees make honey; we all know that. But what happens between the bee buzzing around our backyard, and the sticky knife in the jar, is a mystery to most of us. How many bee-hours does it take to make just one jar of honey? What do the honeybees' waggling dances really mean? Why do bees swarm? What is a 'house bee'? From exploring their life cycle and development, to revealing their societies and ...
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9781782505808 Paperback
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 - Release: 04/30/2019

Commentary on Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture Course

In these eight lectures, Dr. Scharff offers a profound overview of biodynamic methods, including the philosophy and esoteric foundations, as well as the most practical matters. In lecture 5, for example, he delves deeply into the biodynamic preparations discussed by Rudolf Steiner in his Agriculture Course, exploring each one individually: 500 – manure placed in the sheath of a horn501 – silica ...
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9781621482376 Paperback
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 - Release: 11/05/2018

Bees and the Ancient Mysteries

In an extraordinary exposition, Lorenzen—an expert beekeeper and student of contemporary spiritual science – describes the Logos mysteries, based at the ancient temple of Artemis in Ephesus, where priestesses were known as “Melissas” (honeybees), while the sacrificial priests were called “Essenes” (bee kings). These cultic mysteries, he says, bore remarkable parallels to the workings of a bee ...
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9781912230198 Paperback
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 - Release: 10/01/2018

The World of Bees

“The whole hive is really pervaded by the life of love. The individual bees relinquish love but develop it instead throughout the hive. And so we start to understand bee existence if we recognize that the bee lives in an air, an atmosphere, that is entirely impregnated with love.” —Rudolf Steiner From time immemorial, bees have fascinated human culture. Mythic pictures and writings tell of our ...
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9781855845404 Paperback
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 - Release: 01/01/2018

The Spiritual Foundations of Beekeeping

The honeybee has lived in close association with human beings for millennia. Tragically, however, humanity’s once intimate connection with this unique creature has been harmed by our increasingly utilitarian and exploitative dealings with the natural world. We are now in urgent need of re-establishing a deeper relationship, not just for the sake of the bees themselves but for the whole of ...
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9781906999988 Paperback
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 - Release: 07/15/2017

The Genius of Bees and the Elemental Beings

“The most important task of the bees, apart from the preparation of honey, wax and propolis, is the healing of the atmosphere! The honeybee, apis mellifera, alone, is able to perform this task. This is its first and foremost purpose.” —Ralf Roessner Describing the genius of bees as the hive’s “group consciousness,” Ralf Roessner presents an extraordinary commentary based on first-hand ...
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 - Release: 07/01/2017

Toward Saving the Honeybee

The first edition of this book was published in 2002, four years before the term “Colony collapse disorder” was coined to describe the widespread and growing crisis of honeybee population loss. Yet this decrease in the honeybee population has been ongoing from at least the mid-twentieth century; and as we approach the third decade of the twenty-first century, with each passing year the situation ...
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9780997756302 Paperback (Enlarged)
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 - Release: 03/10/2017

A Lakota Approach to Biodynamics

Devon Strong was a farmer and bison rancher in the Western United States whose utterly unique approach to biodynamic agriculture and animal husbandry, stemming as it did from his profound connection with the spirituality of the (Native North American) Lakota people, was just beginning to draw worldwide interest at the time of his early and unexpected death in late 2015. A Lakota Approach to ...
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9781584209737 Paperback
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 - Release: 11/15/2016

Sensitive Beekeeping

“I am convinced that, for the moment, the most common point of view is: ‘How little can we spend on the bees and still get them to make honey?’ If some beekeeper says, ‘Feed them sugar water,’ their point of view must be: ‘Because it’s cheaper than honey.’ If not, then they are just repeating what they have been told without having their own point of view. No one who bases their thinking about ...
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 - Release: 03/15/2016

Muck and Mind

A healthy culture implies a healthy agriculture. Beyond the technology and use of machines, today rapidly developing technology (i.e., “genetic engineering”) extends into the realm of life, which we can, and therefore do, manipulate for the ostensibly noble purpose of feeding the people of the world. Life, however, is not mechanical. To begin to comprehend life, something is desperately needed—a ...
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9781584201816 Paperback
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 - Release: 12/01/2014

Saucy Tomatoes and Blueberry Thrills

Is farming funny (punny)?Biodynamic farming? In this lively and wide-ranging selection of twenty-five short vignettes, John Bloom muses amusingly on, if not all, then many things under the sun. Beginning with an inquiring mind, a sharp wit, and a vegetable (in that order), Mr. Bloom bounds from the biodynamic soil of Live Power Farm CSA in California, glides through literature, art, language, ...
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9781621481140 Paperback
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 - Release: 12/01/2014

Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking

We constantly notice when we are out talking to winemakers in different wine regions that more and more producers pay attention to how what they do in the vineyard affects the environment. Many winemakers that we meet start the process of 'converting' to organic farming. There are rules for what that means—what an organic farmer can do and what is forbidden—rules that come both from public or ...
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9781782501138 Paperback (Trade paperback (UK))
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 - Release: 11/01/2014

Vegetable Gardening for Organic and Biodynamic Growers

Biographies of 76 vegetables with detailed accounts of howto grow them, their climate of origin, their transformationover time, and their nutritional and therapeutic potential Joel Morrow began writing down his vegetable “biographies”—scribbled in the margins of a planting calendar—when his first garden teacher, Margareta Leuder, “described how as a child she had raised watermelon in the Sonoran ...
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9781584201670 Paperback
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 - Release: 07/15/2014

Social Farming

“The task is to create a form of social life by which the soil, the plants, the animals are in harmony with each other.” —Karl KönigKönig was deeply concerned for the relationship between our Earth and humanity, as well as how landscape, plants, and animals contribute to that relationship. This book presents sixteen lectures and essays by König that explore the interconnections among ...
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9781782500582 Paperback
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 - Release: 03/15/2014