How Our Garden Grows: Biodynamic Practices

Last September during our annual DWS Michaelmas festivities, the 3rd grade students began exploring biodynamic gardening and farming techniques under the guidance of Candyce Sweda and their beloved class teacher, Mr. Linstrom. 

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After putting the garden beds to rest for the season, the children then carefully buried cow horns with fertile manure in the garden in a gentle spiral that remained untouched until today! This fundamental biodynamic practice is the basis for soil fertility, and offers renewal of degraded soils. This Steiner practice is also often the first preparation used during the change over to the fully organic biodynamic system.

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With the sun above and the faint scent of our magnolia trees in the air, the students gathered and spent a beautiful morning outdoors as they knew it was time to awaken our garden beds and soil as we celebrate the spring season! 

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 A future Detroit Waldorf student looks on as the 3rd grade prepares to work in the school garden. 

A future Detroit Waldorf student looks on as the 3rd grade prepares to work in the school garden.