What do the terms organic, biodynamic and permaculture mean?
All these methods of agriculture aim to farm the land in a way that is environmentally friendly and that ensures the food that is produced is rich in nutrients.
In organic farming pesticides are severely restricted, artificial chemical fertilisers are prohibited, animal cruelty is prohibited, genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are banned.
Biodynamic agriculture takes organic principles a bit further and looks at the farm holistically as a living system, balancing the development and interrelationship of the soil, plants and animals.
Permaculture aims to design agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies so that they are self sustaining and need minimal human intervention.
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