This is the first publication of the Bio-dynamic Federation – Demeter International. One of the impulses
for the founding of the Federation was to foster and support quality improvement in bio-dynamic work
by inspiring and giving examples of good practice. This manual is the first example. The bio-dynamic
preparations are an essential support for both main goals of Bio-dynamic Agriculture: healing the earth
by creating farm organisms that are connected to cosmic influences and providing food that supports
the spiritual development of mankind.
This can be understood from three different perspectives:
Expression of the farm individuality when the plants and animal sheaths come from the farm itself;
result of a social process when the preparations are made by a group of farmers; medicine for the earth
can be created with care and precision.
This manual tries to inspire work in all these areas, and we are thankful to Anne and Rolf to have
realized this intention.