The Starflower Retreat is located in Sarasota, Florida. Our good friend Rand Carter is a knowledgeable biodynamic grower and composter who is experienced in the art of composting. In October of 2018, he built our 5 foot by 8 foot, 48 inch tall compost pile. We documented Rand on video describing his process while educating us with an abundance of valuable information as he builds the compost pile. You can see the video down below at the end of this blog post.
What is biodynamics? Biodynamic gardening has been around for nearly a hundred years. This gardening method was invented by scientist-philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who believed that there is more to the health and vitality of a garden than simply the chemical and physical processes we can observe. Dynamic forces involved include metaphysical, etheric, and astral influences. Lunar and astrological cycles also play a key role in the timing of biodynamic practices. It is recognized that subtle celestial forces affect plant growth.