Hi, Allan: Finbarr says Weleda gave the ingredients to Hugh Courtney
last year, and Christy has already mentioned him and his newsletter.
Sorry for answering late. My aol is on the blink and I am using
other people's computers to read my mail.
Any Reporting Based on your own experiences is best, of course, but
hearsay is admissible.
Allan - I was attending a BDAA conference in Gloucestershire (UK) in early
January a couple of years ago when the Three Kings prep was used. It was
stirred quietly in a corner during an address by Manfred Klett and scattered
around a nearby part of the grounds, especially a very ancient sycamore
THe article appears towards the end of this message. -Allan
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I was reading yesterday the description of the book about The Birth of a
New Agriculture by Count K (sp ?) in the Anthrop Press catalog and it says
that the book contains material suposedly channeled by Count K after
Steiner's death and regarding agriculture.
Wondering if someone on
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 00:51:00 -0800 (PST)
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I am a pHD student at Uludag University,
Agricultural Faculty, Department of Field
You can view farm subsidies in your state or county by going to
Check out the New York Times article below to get more insight into
how the farm subsidies work against small farmers and how the federal
government uses the subsidies to work against all farmers.
think a little more background reading and a little
assimilation of the biodynamic worldview will help us keep comments
within the range of appropriate discussion.
moderator, BD Now!
Tree Guard is not in a pesticide / fertilizer category. Although I've
This sage advice from BD agroforester supreme, Mark Shepard:
To prevent Deer browsing...
Take one dozen eggs and mix them into 5 gallons of water. Spray
liberally onto trees. Once dried, it will last a month or so and still be
effective. It's cheap, it's easy, it's organic. On
This good information from agro-forester supreme, Mark Shepard, who
once worked extensively with simple vegetable growers:
I've brokered produce for nearly a hundred certified organic growers since
1995 and every single one of them who has ever used the Albrecht system have
Allan is this the Mark Shepard from western Wisconsin???
Why, yes it is!
Inspired by Rex Teague, I've asked long time friend and neighbor Rex
Harrill to join BD Now! for a little while. Rex was a very strong
contributer to this list in its early days and has become a very
strong voice for food quality on his own. One would do well to
investigate the links Mr
As a long time organic gardener and a new subscriber to the list - and
also new (it seems) to your terminology - I would appreciate a
definition of BRIX! Also what does NUX refer to? I'm all too familiar
with MCS, but NUX???
You can learn about Brix at the links Rex posted
Tony - I dunno what your exchange rate is like, but Pike Instruments
(?) was offering what was supposedly a very good BRITISH MADE Brix
meter at ACRES for around $125. I'm looking for one myself. Since I
went through 3 leathermen this past season (lost them, that is), I'm
pretty hesitant to
Lloyd Charles wrote:
. Brix can readily be affected by foliar applications can't it? -Allan
Above is the most important little snippet of information thats been on this
list for ages
I know that (but dont understand why) a lot of organic and BD certified
No way would I advocate this last bit BUT in a market garden the soil steps
should be relatively affordable, on a cost per unit of production or per
This brings up that big question, one I cannot get my 'mind' around:
Lily Kolisko has said that potentized lime is more effective than
From: Jean W. Yeager [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND APPRENTICES
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:46:55 -0500
TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND APPRENTICES:
(1) ON-LINE ELECTRONIC JOB BOARD
(2) ON-LINE INTERNATIONAL
(or is it viceversa?)
As heard on morning edition this a.m. (worth a listen!) -Allan
I am very interrested in details of this workshop.I am in the
process of buying a property on the sub tropical Nth coast of N.S.W.
Australia and applying greenhouse growing.
For more info about the conference, contact Steve Moore at [EMAIL PROTECTED]
In a message dated 1/3/02 8:10:06 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
I'd like to get some feedback from some who have used and the soil/plant
responses. Did you put them in compost or use directly on the field? Did
they have an analysis with them?
Dan Lynch, Long Mountain Vineyard
Note from moderator: This is an anonymous post. I'm forwarding it
because is beneficial to many to read it and because I have yet to
set up the website for bd now members to record 'non-physical data.'
(Many people work under circumstances where they may not be
comfortable letting their
Steve - I'll answer these questions later in the weekend, in the
meantime, let's assumed that they are addressed TO EVERYONE! (Just
hit reply to post YOUR 'farm journal.' (Scale as is suitable, of
How was your growing season. What experiences can you share with us for
RB: Thanks for this tip, but when I checked this link it appeared
that only a short EXERPT of One Straw Revolution that was available
on-line. Did I (hopefully) miss something? -Allan
PS This link will lead you to the American enthusiast who sells
Indian editions of FUKUOKA's books in the US
You can find out more info on agnihotra and HOMA therapy or checkout
the SATSANG publication at http://www.agnihotra.com -Allan
from those pages:
What is HOMA THERAPY ?
Homa is a Sanskrit word used here synonymously with Yajnya. Yajnya is
the technical term from the Vedic science of
to discuss what it is that you are doing on this list.
Like I said brother, everyone to his own game and everyone else is entitled
to his opinion of that game. My opinion is that hydroponics is chemical
farming at it's worst. Who is John Mellancamp?
John Mellancamp was voted 'Artist of the Century' by MTV recently. If
you've heard Dylan,
Let's be smart enough, though, to actually find her website:
www.soilfoodweb.com not .org
Oh, Frank. You're setting yourself up! ;-)
Incidentally, if you don't have a plague of foxes then you probably
don't know that they get into your raised beds and dig GREAT BIG
HOLES (looking for something they think is in there to eat, I assume)
If you plant small patches for diveristy, they can destroy an entire
crop overnight. They
, it that
is helpful, but I'm hoping that people are already familiar with this
publications will be running announcements for BD
Now! in the near future and I expect a regular ad in ACRES to become
possible later in the year.
Viva diversity! No?
Let me tell you, if they are as smart there as they are here,
they will find a way to dig a tunnel under your American wire
Yes, fernando. That sort of narrows it down, doesn't it? -Allan
How are we to create a superior fungal-bacterial compost to spray on
commercially worked farmland to improve and maintain a high level of
fertility [shown by life in the soil???] SStorch
Hello S. Storch -
The way to achieve a more fungal compost is to add more fungal foods.
Allan Balliett wrote:
What are some practical amendments and microbial stimulants for
tweaking the teas.
I've written a 75 page book about this, which you might want to
get. I hate to advertise myself, but just in case you are
interested, the book is:
The Compost Tea Brewing Manual, $25
Allan Balliett wrote:
*Optimum tillage for annual crops, what sort of balance can growers
look towards in light of the soil foodweb. Comments on deep tillage
such as spaders to no-till like Groff to heavy mulching like Emilia
Hazelip to surface cultivation such as Eliot Coleman
I've passed this question to Elaine, but let's keep in mind that
Elaine is an expert in microbiology and not in biodynamics. She is
very open to biodynamics, can perceive that it does 'work' and is
interested in knowing more about it.
Please, everyone, do not take her statements about
Elaine is going to be answering questions for BD Now! through tomorrow.
Now's the time: if any of the answers she has given have raised more
questions about SFW or compost making or compost tea, be sure to ask
for answers to those new questions!
Thanks for the attaboy, Christiane! Now, is there any chance that you
know anyone in NZ who can comment on the authors in Biodynamic
Perspectives? thanks -Allan
Your own words in your email are fantastic. There is nothing to add. Just
rehash them a bit. Here is a start:
From Cheryl Kemp
For Elaine, firstly thanks for the tremendous job you are doing -
were are learning so much, and your work is really helping us to
understand how Biodynamics works in the soil.
My question is: Can a flowform be used instead of a brewer for
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 12:47:27 -0500
From: Keith Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Organization: Permaculture Activist, Culture's Edge, Patterns for
To: undisclosed recipient:. undisclosed recipient:.@mindspring.com
THE MERIA HELLER SHOW - Now in Over 52 Countries!
check it out at : www.Meria.net
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We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.
Radio interview with Steven McFadden-Author
Chris - I assure you that the remarks were not meant to be personal
and I apologize for the offense you have take - or I have given.
I do take offense to that condescending comment. The
fact that you mention conveyors with nutrient
solutions in reference to my ideas means you
Nothing will get you unplugged from BD Now! faster than sending
attachments. If you need help posting a graphic to the group, that's
what im here for. Thanks -Allan
So what are your plans for the future?
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The fence is not hot. It utilizes 10 foot metal T post driven
into the ground. The fencing material is all metal, therefore the
entire fence is grounded so I don't think an electric charge is an
option without substantial changes to the fence.
Monte - I spoke with some local
Balliett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Allan Balliett wrote:
Sorry, Elaine, I cannot understand how you can
compost tea. I guess what I'm missing is that you
are using compost
'socks' that are more failure-proof than mine and
you simply don't
have orifice clogging
Well, you aren't a taker anymore, Kym! Thanks for contributing some
'glop to the grop'!
At the Mid-Atlantic Biodynamic Food and Farming Conference a few
years back Hugh Courtney set up a remarkable demonstration. He had
students dig two fresh raised beds. One he sprinkled WATER onto, on
Relax, your country may be able to go and beat a small, poor, starving and
totally devastated country like Afghanistan into submission, but it could not
put a charge on the internet.
Nor would they ever want to do that. The US government has been
working since the early eighties to get
Just 2 days ago, on MSNBC,i think, i caught most of a message about some
U.S.governmental expression of intent to make ISPs responsible for
monitoring their own net-traffic for any trace of what the gov't terms
I can only imagine the debate around that definition!
Just my two cents: all though Elaine has blessed Jose's vortex nozzle
and we know from Jose that he does produce good results with his tea,
in other conversations with Elaine she's been pretty firm that you
want to avoid running the tea through pumps and nozzles if possible.
Kellog's is secondary industry. A product label re sustainability
ought to also
cover sustainable secondary industry indicators, incl. social accountability
It's my impression that Kellog as it is referred to in these
articles is a grant providing group that has done a great deal of
Here's a great x-post related to this topic from Eliott Coleman (of
course, maybe I've been scammed!) - Allan
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 19:43:55 -0500
Subject: [market-farming] Authentic food
To: Market Farming [EMAIL PROTECTED]
From: eliot coleman [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I would like to have it too! Michael
Anyone who needs instruction on how to send a message via private
mail only needs to ask me at [EMAIL PROTECTED]
The final numbers should be the ultimate proof. Till I get the numbers I
should say nothing more but I do not agree to some oppinions that
have the tendency
to present Dr Elaine as the only person in the world capable of
telling you the right
way of doing things.
Jose - Your tea may be good
does anyone know how to mail a package without it's being irradiated? I
heard a story about seeds already dying going thru the mail?
Jane - Last I heard, irradiation was scrapped for general mail and
was only being used as sensitive site, ie to protect the government.
Brentwood, of course, would be one of the places that I'd expect them
to irradiate for the protection of the government.
Here's what I found on the Postal pages http://www.usps.gov
USPS has issued contracts for purchases of irradiation equipment and
said these contracts remain in place. The
From: Mary Ann Skillman [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Mail Irradiation
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 20:14:01 -0500
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I understand the push to irradiate the food supply (You people in
normal countries heard about this, didn't you?) and now this push to
irradiate the mail supply is motivated by a drive to find an outlet
for the by-products of nuke reactors. No disposal problems if you
re-use the stuff in an
Watching my father-in-law dying from pancreatic cancer, realizing
that his chemotherapy is doing nothing to prolong his life, but it is
making his last days a swirl of disorientation and nausea (at a cost
of $55,000), has heightened my awareness of how 'complete' the system
we live within has
Richard K. criticises democracy and, of course, he's right - but
which other realistic system is preferable ? Winston Churchill
commented (roughly) that democracy seems the worst possible way to
run a country, until you look at the alternatives. The 'democracy'
of the Greeks and, later, the
Certain people were out to get Clinton any way they could. This
does not seem to be the case with YOUR present President, who,
besides, should NOT have been the one that was elected to office in
the first place.
Cheers, Michael from Canada.
Michael, I'm not really certain
And Bush should not have been elected. He used the power of the white
male elite, as embodied by the Supreme Court, to steal the election.
Whenever we promote race as an issue we are playing right into the
hands of the elite. Race is used to divide us and to keep our eyes
off from the real
Dear bdnow list members,
I am just beginning to learn more about biodynamics. I am planning
to start 3 acres worth of grape plants from cuttings and am
wondering if there are any BD procedures that would be beneficial in
this beginning process. I would greatly appreciate any advise.
Spoke with JPI today.
They are sending preps via FedEx this year to avoid the danger of
irradiation to the preps. This ads some cost to a prep order, of
course. Undoubtedly it ads some hassle for JPI also.
I'm not convinced that we're all in danger of having our mail
irradiated. JPI is very
There's a bumper crop of article on biodynamics in the February 2002
issue of Acres USA (http://www.acreusa.com)
The Basics of Biodynamics from Steiner to Stella Natura by BD Now!
regular Christy Korrow
Biodynamic Agriculture: How i made the Transition by Dewane Morgan
(of Park Rapids, MN)
Has anyone experience with sending bd horns across the border from
US into Canada.? Is there any restriction? If so, a way around it?
Which way are you going, Michael? -Allan PS I mean 'which way are the
Who is A.P.?
Who, for that matter, is Allane67? -Allan
Who is AllanE67?.
I am a small land holder (20 Ht) on the far Nth coast of NSW.
Then it's fallen to me to tell you that A.P. refers to Alex
Podolinsky, best known in the US for the 3 volumes of BIODYNAMIC
AGRICULTURE that he has written. Hopefully, a member of his
I don't have this from the horse's mouth, maybe someone reading does
and will share with the group.
I hear that Victor was busted at Shanti Yoga for selling
unpastuerized milk to a Maryland state inspector.
I also hear that Victor's unexplicable carelessness has now
threatened the future of
This is not to denigrate the work done by AP over many
years, after all he had the guts and determination to put BD on national
television at a time when Organic agriculture was the lunatic fringe!
No intention to 'denigrate,' Lloyd. Just a desire to substantiate.
I have just been informed by one of the AP disciples that the group puts
down well in excess of 200,000 horns of 500 each year. You can do the sums
on that lot. He must have some big operators out there somewhere! It seems
pretty much a secret society deal with AP in total control ( he also OWNS
James DeMeo's Orgone Biophysical Research Lab homepage is at
Lot's of useful information there, and, of course, things to buy.
I recollect from my own reading (but cannot site the publications
right now) that in the Reichian literature there are many
I haven't heard anything about the Dalai Lama's condition sense he
went into the hospital. Has anyone else?
This in just now from from Curtis' Global News:
From: STRC [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 10:19:01 -0500
To: sangha announce [EMAIL PROTECTED]
DeMeo has a publication called something like So You want to Build a
Cloudbuster that used to be available at his website. There are also
warnings in the Orgone Accumulator Handbook -Allan
Allan you wrote: My plans for a home accumulator were set aside
after reading DeMeo's
Just handling irradiated objects is making people sick. Thanks to
Leigh Haughter for this. AB
73 Senate Workers Report Illness
Advisory Issued to D.C. Federal Employees on Handling Irradiated Mail
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 09:24:36 -0500 (EST)
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
From: Bruce Bumbarger [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Shanti Yoga busted for Whole Milk Sales
Just to clarify things a little, are you a member of the Sankanac CSA, also
located in Kimberton? I'm on the
From the New York Times:
Poultry Industry Quietly Cuts Back on Antibiotic Use
Responding to longstanding concerns about health risks with
a major change in policy, the poultry industry is greatly
reducing the antibiotics that are fed to healthy chickens.
Woody and/or Barbara said:
Say 40% of that is paths and tractor turnaround space, and you've
got 12,000 square feet of bed space,
I'm in the process of fencing a 7 acre garden. I plan on spading down
cover crops and using a bedshaper for the first couple of years, but
I also plan on getting
Jesus Allan is this a joke? I'm not sure this will help.
Forwarded, Jane, from Greg without judgement. Hopefully, Greg will
explain more to us about his new insights and marketing approaches.
I guess I could get excited about 1000's of middle-aged men walking
around with potentized
I seem to recall Ferdinand writing about putting down preps directly in the
barn, only I don 't recall whether it was composting ones or 500/501? Maybe
Pam can clear this up, as I believe she toured the farm a couple of years
My recollection is that Ferdinand used to spary Barrel Compost
Chris, et al -
For my 2cents, I'd have to say that standard holders like Gideon, who
has lived in - - and probably still lives in -- a Camphill Community
are as valueable to biodynamics as are visionaries like Greg Willis
who range over and under the bar as they foray WAY outside the box.
from december january 2002 Mother Earth News www.motherearthnews.com
by Eliot Coleman
New ideas, especially those that directly challenge an established
orthodoxy, follow a familiar path. First, the orthodoxy says the new
idea is rubbish. Then the orthodoxy attempts
From where can I order Stella Natura? BQ
Available from ACRES USA at http://www.acresusa.com or from Josephine
Porter Institute. get it from JPI and order a copy of the now in
stock WORKING with the STARS 2002 by maria thun at the same time (but
Christy Karrow has an
Hi Manfred -
Doesn't look good right now. Ted Leischner has been looking for funding
to help things get started, but not having much luck. I'll send your
inquiry to Ted, ok?
Dear Elaine :
Are there also plans to facilitate a soiltesting lab of your genre in
A friend just wrote me that she is inundated with lady bugs in her
house. Anybody got any ideas of how she can discourage them?
The 'house lady bugs' are most likely an invasive import (more orange
than red) and not to be confused with the ladybugs Rodale taught us
all to treasure. We
opinion, or a heartfelt question.
moderator, BD Now!
From: Allan Balliett [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: need to unsub
someone should check but I do believe the Japanese Ladybugs have
been introduced by the USDA in an attempt to counter the damage
being caused by certain insects that attack trees (I think the pine
It's true, as far as I know, that they were imported by someone in
the USDA for some
So, Steve, et al, how does this new information jive with the growing
belief among growers that tiny manmade airborne particles are being
intentionally released in the atmosphere?
This just in - research on disturbed rain patterns worldwide. Sigh, Steven
New satellite data shows
You present concerns that Peter Tompkins expressed to me a couple of
years back. Peter is so concerned about the misuse of eloptic energy
that he will neither towers of power nor cosmic pipes on his
property. He also expressed concern for what would become of mankind
if radionics was
Jose- What sort of quantities are we talking about here? What kind of
rice is it? How many tons of it? Let me know. There are several
Dear List members,
Does anyone know a trader or merchant that could help me
to sell a very fine BD Rice produced by a grower who does
Greg - Hugh - Lorraine -
Please fill me in on this. When did Loraine become 'the best at
this'? What is her background, what is this testing service that she
AND, why hasn't she tested Lovel's or Courtney's preps?
When will all the other prep makers in the US
Crib deaths are also caused by innoculations. For many reasons, this
cause is commonly overlooked or unreported by the authorities. Cases
of innoculation crib death are often referenced in homeopathic texts.
I wish you'd comment on this info a bit more. What intentional particles?
And intention--who's and how to counteract this?
Jane - I talk to farmer regularly - particularly farmers in
California's Central Valley - who believe that the u.s. airforce is
depositing small particles of aluminum in
Mark Purdy, the man who has been gathering information that proves
that mad cow and related diseases are not real diseases but are forms
of physical and systemic degeneration that are triggered by exposure
to organophosphates or manganese or other susbtance. The upshot of
Mark asked me to forward this just updated version of the earlier
post before discussion commences. Folks PLEASE dig deep and ask Mark
any questions you have about his thesis or surface any weaknesses
that you see in it. Only by working together in matters like this can
we hope to restore
Look out, Frank, you're even more of a gentile than I am. -Allan
The Copake Meeting was for Agric. Section Members, not even just members of
the Anthr. Soc. or BD Soc. Invite was by leter, Michael
Is this the same event?
Did you attend?
If this is the case, of course, it's understandable that EVERYONE
would not be invited. It's not understandable, however,
It is already illegal in Europe to possess the sheath material, USA
is just a little behind, when they have to admit the reality of Mad
Cow that will be next.
Reality will not, of course, alter governmental process.
I have to admit, however, that I'm pretty concerned that Mark Pudey's
Thanks for taking the time to post this very worthwhile first-person
account, Christy. If participation = health, why, you are very
Your efforts on all accounts are appreciated.
I suggest you join the
Anthroposophical Society and become a memeber on the Agricultural
Like many, Steve, I like to think of Biodynamics as something greater
than a recruitment platform for the Anthroposophical Society. -Allan
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