Biodynamic Agriculture

Last night we shared dinner with Jason Harris, also known as Buffaloboy, of the Josephine Porter Institute. Biodynamics is a philosophy introduced by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, before organic was a word associated with food or farming. You can read more about the philosophy and techinques here and here. Since we’re a biodynamic farm (the only biodynamic bamboo farm we know of), Jason wanted to come see how we incorporate biodynamic techniques into our work.

He also graciosuly told us his own story of how he became involved in biodynamics, starting with his own Cree upbringing, learning traditional healing with his grandfather, and moving on to studying with Hugh Courtney at JPI. Jason explained that he’d like to turn all of Maui into a biodynamic ecosystem within a year – a lofty goal, but one that we think he could accomplish.

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