Culture and Horticulture, Updated Edition

The Classic Guide to Biodynamic and Organic Gardening

Wolf D. Storl



In this revised edition of the much-loved 1979 classic, Wolf D. Storl, a respected elder in the organic gardening movement, details how traditional communities around the world grow their food holistically and beautifully, and shows us how to apply their ancient wisdom to our own gardens. Culture and Horticulture explains time-tested methods that are as effective today as they were hundreds of hears ago.

Part I describes the history and philosophy of gardening from a biodynamic perspective; Part II is a manual for working with the forces of nature to procure a bountiful harvest, covering how to build fertile soil with compost and biodynamic herbal preparations; how to sow seeds and tend to plans in time with solar, lunar and planter rhythms; how to set up a favorable microclimate and how to store fruits, vegetables and herbs. Special emphasis is given to the art and science of composting, the compost being the “heart” of any self-sufficient garden and a model for the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. For residents of the Pacific Northwest, the book also includes a special appendix on winter gardening in Oregon.

416 pages, 6″ x 9″, 2013

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