DEMETER certified bio-dynamics is an enhanced biological farming practice, a way of producing food that is highly regarded by farmers and consumers for its quality.
This quality comes from the holistic approach the farmer takes towards his or her environment.
The health of the soil is the farmer's qualitative yardstick.
DEMETER certified bio-dynamic farmers use unique soil, plant and compost preparations that, when practiced successfully, create a humus-rich, well-structured soil ideal for the growth of healthy vibrant plants. â€¨Under the respectful work of the farmer, the plant grows in tune with nature and the pure influence of the Sun and Cosmos. Quality food enriched naturally in an alive environment is the result of Demeter bio-dynamic farming practices.
Bio–dynamics originated in the early 1920s from the work of Austrian scientist and philosopher, Dr Rudolf Steiner.â€¨ DEMETER certified bio-dynamics in Australia was pioneered by Alex Podolinsky in 1953 with the establishment of the Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association of Australia.â€¨ The Bio-Dynamic Research Institute in Powelltown, Victoria, was formed in 1955 to certify farmers under the DEMETER logo (trademarked in 1967).
The Australian DEMETER symbol indicates produce has been grown and processed according to the standards of the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute, using environmentally friendly, ecologically safe, biological methods to activate and nuture the life of the soil, plants and animals within natures organisation, without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, genetically modified organisms or the use of any unnecessary additives.
“In bio-dynamics we are builders of health, not healers of sickness.” - Alex Podolinsky