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New Video: What Is Biodynamic Farming? 

During our travels across America, I've been lucky to visit many beautiful farms and gardens. But none have captivated my imagination quite like Frog Hill Farm in Port Townsend, Washington. The farm's diverse acres include woodlands, an herb and flower garden, wetlands, pastures for goats, ducks and chickens as well as neat rows of vegetables. Sebastian Aguilar, who runs the farm with his family, has taken his organic certification to the next level by employing biodynamic farming practices.

An often misunderstood technique due to its roots in Rudolph Steiner's esoteric spiritual philosophy, biodynamic agriculture treats farms as unified organisms and emphasizes the relationship of soil, plants and animals. Biodynamic farms try to eliminate inputs (such as fertilizers) and instead create a closed-loop system of soil maintenance using cover crops, manure and herbal composts.

Learn more about biodynamic farming via the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association.

Special thanks to Robin Grey for the use of his music in this video!

-Dorothee

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Reader Comments (5)

It looks so peaceful and warm :)

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Tondu

Right? It really was a beautiful farm.

February 5, 2010 | Registered CommenterOrganicNation.tv

http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersee also

Beautiful farm

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterProductos Ecologicos

I hope more farms like this will be in the future, I would like to visit someday, & learn about how to work a farm like this.

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Hager

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