Jochen Bockemühl and Kari Järvinen
Plants have many qualities that can be harnessed for use in health and beauty products. In the case of biodynamic gardening and agriculture, one of the most important uses of plants is to make spray preparations and compost mixtures in which the various plants can each provide unique benefits.
This beautifully illustrated book considers the qualities of seven plants, showing how their nature and habits relate to the positive characteristics they bring to biodynamic methods. For example, the authors look at how the nettle—with its almost geometrically precise leaf growth and extensive desiccating root system—can bring order to otherwise chaotic soil decay.
In addition to the nettle, the authors also look at the qualities of six other everyday plants – yarrow, chamomile, valerian, oak, dandelion and horsetail – and show how their nature and habits relate to the positive characteristics they can bring to biodynamics.
Fascinating reading, with much to inspire your work in the garden and your appreciation for the unique gift of each plant.