What is Demeter Certified Biodynamics?
DEMETER certified bio-dynamics is an enhanced
biological farming practice, a way of producing food that is highly regarded
by farmers and consumers for its quality.
comes from the holistic approach the farmer takes towards his or her environment.
of the soil is the farmer's qualitative yardstick.
DEMETER certified bio-dynamic farmers use unique
soil, plant and compost preparations that, when practiced successfully, create a humus-rich, well-structured
soil ideal for the growth of healthy vibrant plants.
respectful work of the farmer, the plant grows in tune with nature and
the pure influence of the Sun and Cosmos.
enriched naturally in an alive environment is the result of Demeter bio-dynamic farming practices.
Bio–dynamics originated in the early 1920s from
the work of Austrian scientist and philosopher, Dr Rudolf Steiner.
DEMETER certified bio-dynamics in Australia was
pioneered by Alex Podolinsky in 1953 with the establishment of the Bio-Dynamic
Agricultural Association of Australia.
Research Institute in Powelltown, Victoria, was formed in 1955 to certify
farmers under the DEMETER logo
(trademarked in 1967).
Australian DEMETER symbol indicates
produce has been grown and processed according to the standards of the
Bio-Dynamic Research Institute, using environmentally friendly, ecologically
safe, biological methods to activate and nuture the life of the soil, plants
and animals within natures organisation, without the use of artificial or
synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, genetically modified organisms or the use of
any unnecessary additives.
we are builders of health, not healers of sickness.” - Alex Podolinsky
information regarding Demeter bio-dynamic farming visit www.demeter.org.au