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The Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar 2008 [Calendar]

Maria Thun , Matthias K. Thun

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Book Description

27 Sep 2007
The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 46th year. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plant-crops, as well as working with bees. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations. This year, for the first time, the calendar includes a pullout wallchart which can be pinned up in a barn, shed or greenhouse as a handy quick reference.

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  • Calendar: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books; Revised edition edition (27 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863156118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863156113
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,097,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This annual publication is essential reading for biodynamic gardeners.' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review, Winter 2007

About the Author

Maria Thun and her son, Matthias, base this calendar on over forty years of biodynamic research and experience at their farm in Germany.

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5.0 out of 5 stars primarily functional but seeding deeper insight 15 April 2008
By Patrick L. Uzzell - Published on Amazon.com
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This is mostly a functional manual for bio-dynamic gardeners. A "how to" book. As a gardener, I have found it very useful. My only complaint is that there is no mention of asparagus, the second most important crop in my garden. Is asparagus a leaf,a fruit or a root? I found this omission surprising as there is such a vast array of vegetables mentioned.

Other than the practical application of this book, I found it fascinating to read the studies of isolated planetary light on the individual plant parts. It is sad that the materialistic ideology of today makes people unable to accept these practices in spite of scientific studies. I mentioned bio-dynamics to our local agricultural extension agent who nodded his head approvingly and said that he also believed in the importance of astrological influences, but this was not a practice he could provide information on if he was to keep his job.

I hope for the sake of humanity's future that works such as these will gain wider acceptance.
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