A book for farmers and gardeners who are interested in improving the fertility and productivity of the soil with organic manure which has been treated with special additives. The additives, known to biodynamic farmers as preparations, are discussed in detail as to their application. Dr. Remer also discusses the care and treatment of various manures so that our soils can be ever enriched. As an addendum, there is a discussion of Chinese methods of organic manuring.
The care for manure and compost ensures the health and fertility of the soil. The surest indicator of the inherent quality and health of its products is the health and spontaneous performance of a self-contained independent farm with its plants and animals. This is the fourth attempt to present an overview of the existing methods of processing compost and manure for the benefit of practical farmers, gardeners, and foresters. These methods are the result of the 1924 Koberwitz impulse based on Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Lectures, which introduced the concept of biodynamics.