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Belmore Biodynamics

Our relationship is directly with our farmers, we don’t deal with any wholesalers or big companies; that’s the way we ensure the farmers get rewarded for all their hard work and not driven by wholesalers who only care about dollars and cents.
Dealing direct also ensures trace-ability and quality like no other.

About Biodynamics

The Austrian scientist Rudolf Steiner (1861 - 1925) communicated the early concepts and development of bio-dynamic farming in a series of lectures in 1924. As a result of his witnessing and participating in many aspects of farming during his childhood and adolescence. 

As the name implies, biological and dynamic farming methods form the backbone of his approach to agriculture, alongside with the farmer's perception of nature and environment and its needs. It would be deceptively easy to classify bio-dynamics as a branch of organic farming, especially since the public may at times have a simplistic view of organics as "anything without chemicals". 

However what characterises a bio-dynamic farmer is the voluntary decision that our soils have degenerated and the produce and livestock need more and more outside interference in order to even reach a basic level of performance. 

Thus the main aim of bio-dynamics is to redeem the soil; to restore the harmony and balance of the earth's organisms.

Alex Podolinsky describes this process "Plants are fed naturally, that is, in soils with enhanced biological activity, determined by the humus level, crumb and root structure, so that plants are fed through the soil Eco-system and not primarily via soluble salts in the soil water, derived from artificial fertiliser and raw animal manure.  
Plants grown in this way are, therefore, under the influence of the sun, warmth and light, and may selectively acquire the nutrients they need for appropriate growth.' Instead of synthetic fertilisers we use a soil activator called '500', a natural cow manure based, re-liquefied solution that is energised by having been stirred in body temperature water and sprayed over the pasture. 
This is used as a soil enhancer and activator rather than a manure or fertilizer, so to say, required to accommodate what is available through nature into the correct shape,"
(Alex Podolinsky, 1985, Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Introductory Lectures, Vol 1, p. 148).