The differences between biodynamic agriculture and permaculture
You have already heard of biodynamic and permaculture. What is the difference between these 2 types of agriculture?
This type of organic agriculture is based on the theories of Rudolf Steiner. It is characterized by a responsible use of natural resources. Biodynamics does not use chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides. Its main characteristic is that it is based on a spiritual aspect of the relationship between man and the earth as a being with a life of its own, based on cosmic forces. It considers the earth, plants, animals and man as a whole that must function in harmony, and that each of them is connected to the others and influenced by natural forces, the sun and the moon.
“Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of productive agricultural ecosystems, which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people producing food, energy, shelter, and other necessary and non-material goods in a sustainable manner.” (Bill Mollison 1988, Permaculture A Designers’ Manual)
Permaculture is integrated into the garden and home to create a way of life with less impact on the environment.
The big difference is that in permaculture, energy is not wasted because it is well used and does not generate waste.
It is an agriculture that uses clean and renewable energy. Which of these 2 types of organic farming techniques are you most interested in? Do you use one of these techniques on your crops? What results do you get? It is essential to use these farming techniques to protect our planet.
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