Biodynamic Gardening and Farming

Have you heard of Biodynamic farming or gardening?  Check out this very in depth and interesting article over at EdibleMadison that offers a great explanation. 

“In 1924, Austrian philosopher, scientist, social reformer and father of anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) introduced a series of eight lectures on agriculture. These lectures are known as the Agriculture Course Lectures and form the early foundation of biodynamic agriculture—the first intentional form of organic agriculture.”

via Cosmic Tilth: The Wisdom of Biodynamics | Edible Madison.

Fall Gardening Time

Anybody who knows me knows that I’d rather have a subscription to Mother Earth News about a thousand times over Vogue or Cosmo.  I’m just that kind of gal.  So in celebration of Fall here’s a great post about when and what to plant this fall.  Enjoy.

“Planting seeds for your fall garden. As summer draws to a close, gardens everywhere can morph into a tapestry of delicious greens, from tender lettuce to frost-proof spinach, with a sprinkling of red mustard added for spice. In North America’s southern half, as long as seeds germinate in late July or early August, fall gardens can grow the best cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower you’ve ever tasted. In colder climates it’s prime time to sow carrots, rutabagas and turnips to harvest in the fall. Filling space vacated by spring crops with summer-sown vegetables will keep your garden productive well into fall, and even winter.”

via Grow Your Best Fall Garden: What, When and How.