First conceived in the 20’s, it was the brainchild of Rudolf Steiner, and went on to consolidate itself worldwide after various events. The history and aspects involved in these methods are articulated and complex and impossible to look at in detail in such a short space. Therefore, I have limited myself to provided links to the web sites and associations which look into the matter in greater depth, and mention below only some of the principles and key aspects.
Biodynamics encompasses some basic aspects of organic production, as it does not use weed killers, chemical fertilizers or phyto-drugs of any nature – substances which are notoriously toxic for the soil, plants and consequently mankind. At the same time it differs from the organic method as it is based on a much wider concept of interaction with living elements and thus agriculture itself. It aims at creating an eco-system, planet earth and the powers by which they are influenced, considering everything a single living organism in holistic terms.
It acts subtly and thus energetically on the earth and the plants, in other words on the living eco-system.
The objective is to create a balance and vital harmony.