We have been looking for years for an easily understood but practical book on biodynamic gardening. Rudolf Steiner's lectures are fascinating but a bit theoretical. Subsequent books have been hard to read or pretty esoteric in describing the preparations. We finally had to go to New Zealand to find this book. Peter Proctor has over 60 years experience as a biodynamic farmer, but goes way beyond that. He draws from the experience of biodynamic farmers all over the world. New innovations that have proven themselves over years of experience, such as the vortex flowform, are well described.
Peter covers everything needed to go biodynamic; for example, there are two chapters on conversion from convention to biodynamic, one for annuals and another for orchards and vineyards.
The book moves quickly over quite a few topics, and at first I thought it was a "light" treatment of biodynamics - anything but! Peter wastes no time clearly and concisely describing something, but also gives you the "how to" - what you need to know. I subsequently discovered that a number of the young biodynamic farmers here in Northern California have already found themselves a copy of this book.
The revised edition of an already complete book.
APPROX WEIGHT: .7 lbs.