The doctrine of vital forces or energy.
The branch of biology which treats of the active vital phenomena of organisms; -- opposed to biostatics.
the dynamic aspects of forces acting in development of the organism.
is a method of organic agriculture with three key principles: 1) the farm is a sustainable ecosystem in itself, 2) the use of biodynamic preparations enhance activities in the compost and 3) soil, and the sun, moon, planets and constellations' dynamic forces on the plants nourish humans physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Based on a series of lectures given by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1924, Biodynamics is a method of agriculture which seeks to actively work with the health-giving forces of nature. It is the oldest non-chemical agricultural movement, predating the organic agriculture movement by some twenty years and has now spread throughout the world.
A system of gardening that has amongst its principles the belief that the moon, sun, stars and planets influence plants in regular rhythms, creating ideal days or periods, to sow, weed, and gather plants. Using the best day or time of day to perform various garden tasks can make a huge diference to the yields from your garden. Herbal and plant concotions unique to biodynamics are used to increase the vitality of soil and compost. Based around the work of Rudolf Steiner, the movement is increasing in popularity and is often seen as the next step on from organic gardening.