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 above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations.
The almanac includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, workshop or garage as a handy quick reference.
∞ Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to gardening and farming
∞ The original, and still the best biodynamic almanac for nearly sixty years
∞ Lifetime sales of more than 100,000 copies in English
∞ The perennially popular guide to sowing, planting and harvesting
∞ Shows dates and times for use in North America
∞ Used by both backyard gardeners and professional farmers
“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—-
Matthias Thun achieved a Masters in Beekeeping in 1966 and has kept bees for more than fifty years. The son of Maria Thun, the biodynamic pioneer, Matthias is continuing his mother's research into the effects of the moon, planets, and stars on biodynamic agricultural methods and has lectured on beekeeping at international biodynamic conferences and training seminars. He is the author of Biodynamic Beekeeping: A Sustainable Way to Keep Happy, Healthy Bees (2020) and produces the annual biodynamic guides Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar and When Wine Tastes Best.