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Biodynamic Farming – Its not some form of new age spiritualism or witchcraft, its an ancient form of farming that goes farther back in history than we can imagine. Way…way back in the days when there were no radio waves, carbon emissions, VOC’s, radioactivity or any of the other atmospheric “abnormalities” that engulf us today we were intuitively, naturally in tune and in balance with the earth and the planets. We just “knew” to plan our life activities around the cycles of the moon and the movement of the planets, no thinking about it, we just did it. Today, most of us need a little reminder, a little bit of help remembering that we do not begin where the soil ends – we are part of it all, earth – stars – planets – sun – moon.  When this is considered in our farming practices, its simple – we get healthy soil, bigger and better crops, and become a part of healing the earth.  That’s why we are learning the practice of Biodynamics here at Rock Star Farms, thanks to the help of many mentors, including our friend and brother Jason “Buffalo Boy” Harris from the Josephine Porter Institute.
 
 To get more information and inspiration, check out this excerpt from an article about that wonderful biodynamic farmer, KK Haspel.
 
KK and Ira HaspellMeet, K.K. Haspel. She  runs “The Farm” located on the north fork of Long Island, where she practices a type of farming known as biodynamics, which is kind of like organic farming taken to a whole new level. “It’s spiritual,” Hayden explains. “It’s going back to the Native Americans. You follow lunar planting cycles, purging the earth of any impurities, planting frankincense, myrrh, all this stuff that goes back to the Bible—it gets a little wacky.”
 
 But its not her wacky farming practices that prompted Gerry Holden, owner of the North Fork Table & Inn, to start buying her produce. What convinced him at first were her tomatoes. “Her tomatoes were the real deal. They were ugly and gnarly, but delicious. At the time she had a very small crop. If you go over there today she’s growing the entire seven acres with raised beds, three greenhouses. She makes her own compost, and it is like black gold. She grows everything from edemame to fresh ginger root. Her farm is unbelievable.”
 
Read more on the NY Tourism Website
 

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