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    Biodynamic Farming Trend Picks Up Pace

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    Created in 1924, biodynamic farming is hardly new, but it is enjoying a surge in popularity and becoming the next big thing in all-natural farming.

    Created in 1924, biodynamic farming is hardly new, but it is enjoying a surge in popularity and becoming the next big thing in all-natural farming.

    In the eyes of many, the practices trump organic methods as the future of farming.

    Both are similar in that they prohibit the use of chemically enhanced fertilizers and pesticides, however their greatest differences are apparent in how the farms themselves are run.

    Biodynamic agricultural environments strive to be completely self-sustaining, negating the need for outside energy and nourishment sources.

    Crop diversity and composting are the foundations of the method, and the materials used as fertilization and pest-repellents are sourced and prepared from the farm’s available resources.

    Plants are often selected based on balancing those that take and give particular nutrients from and to the soil, creating a harmonious growing environment.

    Further, crops are rotated from season to season to ensure that the earth doesn’t become beleaguered and depleted by the demands of any single selection.

    This is in contrast to the single crop focus and decreased emphasis on sustainability often found as of late among the bigger organic farms.