Biodynamic farming is a subset of permaculture, both which offer solutions to the problems of modern agriculture. A short list of these issues includes; monoculture, deforestation, biodiversity desecration, toxic chemical use, soil depletion, job loss, habitat pollution and loss of culture. All of these problems are fundamental issues that have a chain of ramifications, like deteriorating health and lowered function in society.
Permaculture is based on the idea of creating a “permanent culture.” This implies farming, building and lifestyle practices that can be sustained throughout generations of human life. This is contrary to the way that society is currently functioning, but it is completely essential for our future.
Biodynamic practices live within permaculture. The word bio comes from latin and means life, dynamic can be defined as a force that stimulates change or progress within a system. In this way, Biodynamic farming practices are sustainable resource management, and resource growth that benefits all systems. There are a lot of vineyards that operate within biodynamic principles, because using this system feeds better grapes, making better wines. It is sensible for a farmer to look to the long term effects of their practices to sustain their land as long as possible. To do this a farmer must nourish the soil, the land surrounding their farm, and the people that support the farm. The first developer of biodynamic farming believed that supporting ourselves in this ethical way allowed our spiritual connection to grow.
So what does that equate to?
Biodynamic permaculture is the process of building a sustainable and evolving culture that is supportive to all life.
Why do I care?
We are all interconnected in this life. Everything we do affects another being. If I eat well, take care of my body and choose to be happy those around me will be positively affected. When you smile at another person, or talk with a stranger instead of being on your smartphone, you are positively affecting your world. Choosing food from farmers in your neighborhood is more ethically sustainable because you are supporting a person in the community, making a connection, and providing better quality food for yourself. Biodynamic living is a way to improve your connection to food, improve your connection to community, and ultimately take better care of yourself and our future.
We here at Life Chiropractic are passionate about sharing and developing this kind of community within our world. We want to support you to reach out and make healthy connections, and develop a lifestyle that supports all of our well beings!
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