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The Resource The biodynamic farm : developing a holistic organism, Karl-Ernst Osthaus ; [translated by Beate Buchinger]

The biodynamic farm : developing a holistic organism, Karl-Ernst Osthaus ; [translated by Beate Buchinger]

Label
The biodynamic farm : developing a holistic organism
Title
The biodynamic farm
Title remainder
developing a holistic organism
Statement of responsibility
Karl-Ernst Osthaus ; [translated by Beate Buchinger]
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Large-scale agriculture tends to view a farm as a means for producing a certain amount of grain, milk or meat. This practical book argues instead for a holistic method of farming: the farm as a living organism, the principle of biodynamic farming. The author, an experienced farmer, takes a down-to-earth approach. Based on an example farm of around 60 hectares, he recommends the ideal numbers of livestock: 12 cows, 4 horses, 6 pigs, 10 sheep and 120 hens. This mix is drawn from Osthaus's deep understanding of nature, animals, agriculture and the cosmos, and from his many years of personal experience as a biodynamic farmer and teacher. The result is a healthy, balanced and sustainable farm
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osthaus, Karl-Ernst
Dewey number
631.584
Index
no index present
Language note
"First published in German in 2004 under the title: Weg aus der Krise by Pelagius Seminar, Bad Liebenzeil."
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Human ecology
  • Organic farming
Label
The biodynamic farm : developing a holistic organism, Karl-Ernst Osthaus ; [translated by Beate Buchinger]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in 2004 in German under the title Weg aus der Krise by Pelagius Seminar, Bad Liebenzell"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constructing suitable barns
  • Cows within the agricultural organism
  • Raising calves
  • Keeping horses
  • Pigs and their relationship to other animals
  • The importance of sheep
  • Goats, the gourmets
  • Chickens, domesticated birds
  • Geese, the guardians
  • Ducks
  • Machine generated contents note
  • Cats
  • The farm dog
  • Wildlife
  • The world of insects
  • The importance of birds
  • Bacteria, earthworms and moles
  • Fields and Pastures
  • Meadows and pastures, the bearers of fertility
  • Use and care of pastures
  • Meadows
  • The Wider Background
  • Tilling the fields: the great art of farming
  • The right time for harvesting grain
  • Treatment of grain during harvest
  • Seed raising
  • Woodlands, centre of many landscapes
  • Compost and Manure
  • Manure and its treatment
  • Compost preparation
  • The biodynamic preparations
  • The production of the preparations
  • Soil and consciousness
  • Some Personal Experiences
  • Conclusion
  • What can we do now?
  • Perspectives for Farming
  • Animals on the farm
  • Hedges
  • Insect life
  • Farm Animals
Control code
000046303731
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
English version.
Extent
93 p.
Isbn
9780863157660
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)636913423
Label
The biodynamic farm : developing a holistic organism, Karl-Ernst Osthaus ; [translated by Beate Buchinger]
Publication
Note
  • "First published in 2004 in German under the title Weg aus der Krise by Pelagius Seminar, Bad Liebenzell"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constructing suitable barns
  • Cows within the agricultural organism
  • Raising calves
  • Keeping horses
  • Pigs and their relationship to other animals
  • The importance of sheep
  • Goats, the gourmets
  • Chickens, domesticated birds
  • Geese, the guardians
  • Ducks
  • Machine generated contents note
  • Cats
  • The farm dog
  • Wildlife
  • The world of insects
  • The importance of birds
  • Bacteria, earthworms and moles
  • Fields and Pastures
  • Meadows and pastures, the bearers of fertility
  • Use and care of pastures
  • Meadows
  • The Wider Background
  • Tilling the fields: the great art of farming
  • The right time for harvesting grain
  • Treatment of grain during harvest
  • Seed raising
  • Woodlands, centre of many landscapes
  • Compost and Manure
  • Manure and its treatment
  • Compost preparation
  • The biodynamic preparations
  • The production of the preparations
  • Soil and consciousness
  • Some Personal Experiences
  • Conclusion
  • What can we do now?
  • Perspectives for Farming
  • Animals on the farm
  • Hedges
  • Insect life
  • Farm Animals
Control code
000046303731
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
English version.
Extent
93 p.
Isbn
9780863157660
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)636913423

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