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Biodynamic plants grow in living soil, which provides quality in the health and nutrition of such plants that cannot be achieved with chemical fertilizers or hydroponics. Biodynamic farms aspire to generate their own health through compost, integrating animals, crops and crop rotation. Composting weaves a healthy relationship between animal manure, plant materials and soil, transforming them into a powerful source of strength and fertility for the farm organism.
The integration of animal diversity helps the nutrient cycle by providing manure that nourishes the soil. Cover crops also contribute to farm fertility by adding plant diversity and bringing life and sensitivity to the soil through oxygen and nitrogen. Crop rotation helps to balance the needs of each crop and allows the soil to express itself creatively in a variety of ways. Together, these practices reduce and eliminate the need to import fertilizers and allow the farm to move toward healthy balance and resilience.