Yesterday evening we were lucky enough to work with one of the main preps for biodynamic agriculture: 500. 500 is made by filling a cow horn with manure and burying it for 6 months from autumn to spring. Once the manure has composted, you remove the material and stir it in water for an hour before shaking it onto the soil with leaves during early evening. 500 a homeopathic remedy for the land.
We all also noticed that our hands were surprisingly soft after stirring the 500. Some have said that the preps help heal people, in addition to the soil.
All photos © 2010 Dan Bloch