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Agriculture
GA 327

With these lectures and discussions, Rudolf Steiner created and launched ‘biodynamic’ farming — a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as ‘premium organic.’ However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific ‘preparations’ for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual worlds. He presents a comprehensive picture of the complex dynamic relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the practical measures which are necessary for bringing them into full play.

These lectures are reproduced here in the ‘classic’ translation made by Rudolf Steiner's English interpreter George Adams. This edition also features a Preface by Steiner's colleague the medical doctor Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, as well as eight colour plates.

Preface
Lecture I June 07, 1924
Lecture II June 10, 1924
Lecture III June 11, 1924
Address June 11, 1924
Lecture IV June 12, 1924
Lecture V June 13, 1924
Lecture VI June 14, 1924
Lecture VII June 15, 1924
Lecture VIII June 16, 1924
Supplement