Koepf's Practical Biodynamics

Soil, Compost, Sprays, and Food Quality

Koepf's Practical Biodynamics
Herbert Koepf By (author)
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5.5 X 8.5 in
176 pg

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture


Herbert Koepf was a pioneer of biodynamics in Germany, the United States and in the United Kingdom. He was an expert teacher, and drew on his own practical background in farming.

This book is a collection of some of Koepf's writings on key aspects of biodynamics. It includes practical guidance on building soil structure, preparing and applying biodynamic sprays, crop rotation, compost and composting methods. He also considers ways of researching the effectiveness of biodynamic methods, and measuring results.

This is an invaluable guide for anyone working with biodynamic methods, offering Koepf's unique insights and wisdom on practical issues.

This overview of Koepf's work is a newly edited combination of four pamphlets previously published by the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association of North America:

Biodynamic Sprays
Three Lectures on Biodynamics
Research in Biodynamic Agriculture

This volume was published in association with the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association of North America.

Author Bio

Herbert Hans Koepf (1914-2007) was a hands-on farmer in Germany who went on to receive a PhD in agriculture, specializing in soil science. In 1962, after the death of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, with whom Koepf had worked closely, he became director of Pfeiffer's biodynamic research laboratory in Spring Valley, New York. In 1970, he moved to Emerson College in the UK to run the annual biodynamic agriculture course until 1990. He lectured widely and was head of the Agriculture Section at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. His other books include Research in Biodynamic Agriculture: Methods and Results (1993).