The Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac is now in its 59th year. 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 many other lunar calendars. It is presented in color 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, now in its 59th year
· Lifetime sales of more than 100,000 copies in English
· The perennially popular guide to sowing, planting and harvesting
· Created by biodynamic pioneer Maria Thun
· With dates and times for use in North America
· Useful for both backyard gardeners and professional farmers
The Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 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 get the data for the rest of the year.
“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 an MA in beekeeping in 1966 and has been a beekeeper for more than fifty years. The son of Maria Thun, the biodynamic pioneer, Matthias continues his mother's research into the effects of the moon, planets, and stars on biodynamic agriculture and 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.