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What is Biodynamic® farming?

Biodynamic® farming requires a certification that treats the farm as a single living organism. Practices focus on soil health, enhancing biodiversity, and livestock integration.
 

Why produce Biodynamic® fruit?

Biodynamic® farming is gaining a reputation for growing premium quality produce. It is also of growing interest in conscious-minded places like Oregon because it takes into account the entire impact of farming activities on our environment and communities. Biodynamic® farming addresses climate change.
 
As a Biodynamic® grower, we are committed to responsible farming systems that contribute to a more resilient ecosystem and healthier planet.
 

What does Biodynamic® farming look like at Analemma?

Our primary goal is to produce fruit of individuality that reflects the place in which it is grown. Analemma is committed to creating a diversified farm environment in which wine grapes, cherries, lavender, cows, and pasture thrive together as a living organism.

We achieve this by adhering to the following Biodynamic® principles and practices:

What do Organic farming and Biodynamic® farming have in common?

Both require a minimum of National Organic Program certification and are methods of responsible farming.
 

What is the difference between organic farming and Biodynamic® farming?

Organic and Biodynamic® farming require two different certifications.  Biodynamic® certification requires that farms adhere to the Demeter Farm Standard.
 
As described by Demeter,
“The Farm Standard reflects the Biodynamic principle of the farm as a living organism: self- contained, self-sustaining, following the cycles of nature. It is a regenerative organic farming system that focuses on soil health, the integration of plants and animals, and biodiversity. It demands close observation and participation of the farmer.
In practice, Biodynamic farming meets the organic standard including the prohibition of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, but goes much further. The integration of animals and animal feeds, perennial plants, flowers and trees, water features, and composting is emphasized. Dependence on imported materials for fertility and pest control is reduced. Water conservation is considered. Farms are required to maintain at least 10% of total acreage as a biodiversity set-aside. Riparian zones, wetlands, grasslands, and forests: all are considered an integral part of the life of the farm. Specially prepared medicinal plants, minerals, and composted animal manures help increase the vitality of the grapes grown and further anchor each individual farm in time and place.”

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