Podcasts

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Alex Podolinsky travels with Chris Bird through Australia

Listen to Alex Podolinsky travels with Chris Bird through Australia

Chris Bird interviews Alex Podolinsky during their six weeks, 6000 mile discovery journey of Biodynamics in Australia. 

Tape A    Introduction to Biodynamics According to Alex Podolinsky. This material and 20 other tapes are condensed into chapter 6 of Secrets of the Soil. 

John Priestley on certification, quality indicators and from the soil up

Listen to John Priestley on certification, quality indicators and from the soil up

Shabari Bird continues her interview with John Priestley where he expounds on certification, what is quality and how the soil is the foundation for nutritive dense food.

John Priestley on Biodynamic Preparation making in Australia

Listen to John Priestley on Biodynamic Preparation making in Australia

John Priestley continues discussion with Shabari Bird about the use of local animals in Australia for Biodynamic Preparation making.

Weed control with John Priestley

Listen to Weed control with John Priestley

Shabari Bird and John Priestley continue their discussion of farming and biodynamic methods. Weeds, what they indicate and various methods of working with them. 

John Priestely on clay plus more stories about farming

Listen to John Priestely on clay plus more stories about farming

Shabari Bird continues with her interview of John Priestley on the use of clay in compost and more of his farmer stories.

John Priestley on using Biodynamic silica for sweet high brix citrus

Listen to John Priestley on using Biodynamic silica for sweet high brix citrus

John Priestley interviewed by Shabari Bird October 2014 at his Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia home on using Biodynamic Silica for sweet high brix Citrus. John then age 83 shares his brilliance and innovative uses of Biodynamic Preparations to bring his oranges to ripeness at one time. Saves time and labor having every fruit ready to pick in two rows.

John Priestley silica remedy: Biodynamic 501 made with diatomaceous earth

Listen to John Priestley silica remedy: Biodynamic 501 made with diatomaceous earth

In keeping with indications from The Agriculture Lecture Series by Rudolf Steiner, John Priestley pioneered a new Biodynamic silica known as 501 using diatomaceous earth. Diatoms are the most ancient of living creatures on the earth. John explains how he makes it. This is widely accepted among biodynamic farmers around Australia.

John Priestley on carbon, biochar, sulphur and silica

Listen to John Priestley on carbon, biochar, sulphur and silica

Shabari Bird interviews John Priestley on carbon, biochar, sulphur and silica for fruit

Wayne Rankine: Far Northern Queensland Demonstration Farm Center

Listen to Wayne Rankine: Far Northern Queensland Demonstration Farm Center

Wayne Rankine, an avid Biodynamic grower and member of the Far Northern Queensland Biodynamic Group left his non-farm career to open an on-farm Education Center. He is also a certified representative of Quantum Agriculture. 

You can find him here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brolgas-Pass-New-Earth-Sanctuary/575657875792330?sk=info

Kym Green: apple and cherry grower from South Australia

Listen to Kym Green: apple and cherry grower from South Australia

Kym Green grows the best tasting cherries and apples in Australia. This fifth generation fruit grower from South Australia uses Biodynamic, Biological and Quantum Agriculture methods.  He is the innovator of the pruning method known as KGB which he teaches to stone fruit growers in Chile, US and Canada. He has served as the Chairman of Biodynamic Agriculture Australia.

Arnd Enneking: young, successful farmer

Listen to Arnd Enneking: young, successful farmer

Arnd Enneking and family have added farm stay cabins and a campground to their farm program. He is a well educated farmer who  completed the Quantum Agriculture Advanced Course. We are inspired by his story. 

Cris and Lee-Anne Geri, Biodynamic and Biological farmers: Egg production with no antibiotics

Listen to Cris and Lee-Anne Geri, Biodynamic and Biological farmers: Egg production with no antibiotics

Cris and Lee-Anne Geri manage their small farm in Tansey, west of Gympie, Queensland (Rawganix Farm) in a way that reduces their farm inputs and their environmental impact as much as possible. For them this means having a range of different crops and stock, and being mindful about the biological systems on their farm, and how their farm interacts with biological systems outside it. As well as chickens and eggs, they have sheep and cattle and grow lucerne, grains and other fodder to keep all their animals well fed and happy.

David and Kim Hunt: Tahitian lime growers in Queensland, Australia

Listen to David and Kim Hunt: Tahitian lime growers in Queensland, Australia

David and Kim Hunt courageously left city life in Brisbane and bought a lime farm. This is their story.

Peter Windrim Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyards

Listen to Peter Windrim Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyards

Peter Windrim remembers helping his father plant their first vines 30 years ago. The vineyard is now considered to be the best biodynamic farm in Australia. Peter is dynamic and a real delight to know. Working with a family business is so rare and yet so fulfilling. This is Peter’s story.  Learn more at http://www.krinklewood.com.

Alaistair Jones on value added farm products

Listen to Alaistair Jones on value added farm products

Alistair Jones describes his family farm and their famous value added smoked trout, lamb and beef sausages, and restaurant that serves their farm produce and products. They have built Tuki Retreat which is situated on historic “Stoney Rises” a traditional sheep grazing property.

Marjory House, Biodynamic Consultant

Listen to Marjory House, Biodynamic ConsultantShabari Bird interviews Marjory House, biodynamic consultant in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Change your soil, change your life with Wayne Rankine

Listen to Change your soil, change your life with Wayne RankineWayne Rankine practices biologic, biodynamic and restorative agriculture in Atherton, Queensland, Australia. He is available for consultation. For more information, see propaearth.weebly.com.

Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield of Tumbling Creek Farm

Listen to Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield of Tumbling Creek FarmShabari Bird interviews Cliff and Marlene Bottenfield of Tumbling Creek Farm in Grass Valley, California.

Glen and Lee Perry on flotation tanks and biodynamics

Listen to Glen and Lee Perry on flotation tanks and biodynamicsShabari Bird interviews Glen and Lee Perry, manufacturers of Samadhi flotation tanks and biodynamic gardeners from Grass Valley, California.

Growing food of the highest quality with Rory Turnbull

Listen to Growing food of the highest quality with Rory TurnbullShabari Bird and Hugh Lovel discuss growing food of the highest quality with Rory Turnbull, agronomist and Quantum Agriculture consultant.

Medical Hemp Growing

Listen to Medical Hemp GrowingDiscussion about medical hemp growing with Rory Turnbull, Luke Frey, Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird at Frey Vineyards.

Ronlyn Schwartz, biodynamic farmer and Waldorf teacher

Listen to Ronlyn Schwartz, biodynamic farmer and Waldorf teacherShabari Bird interviews Ronlyn Schwartz, biodynamic farmer and retired Waldorf teacher in England and the US.

Susan Jones on her life as a Waldorf teacher

Listen to Susan Jones on her life as a Waldorf teacherShabari Bird interviews Susan Jones about her lifetime of experience as a Waldorf teacher.

Daron Joffee of Farmer D Organics

Listen to Daron Joffee of Farmer D OrganicsShabari Bird interviews dynamic farming leader Daron Joffee of Farmer D Organics. He is the author of Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities and Give Back to the Earth. His website is farmerdconsulting.com.

Stephan Timmermans Horticulture Advisor

Listen to Stephan Timmermans Horticulture AdvisorStephan Timmermans shares his experiences as an advisor to commercial farms in the Netherlands, Scotland and Germany with Shabari Bird. Stephan's specialty is commercial strawberries and asparagus. A wonderful friend and delightful man who applies his knowledge, wisdom and love to nurturing his own beloved farm, gardens and orchard.