Biodynamic Results and Carcinogenic Glyphosate

Biodynamic Gardening Report 45—March 27 to April 2, 2015


finished cow manure next to the mycelium-covered cow horn: Preparation 500 in the works, Vernal Equinox March 20, 2015

Farmer Ralph Johnson and I reflect on the appearance of the composted cow manure we observed him burying in his field six months before on the Autumnal Equinox. We also discuss the ridiculousness of a “food writer” for—an “environmental” website promoting “green” lifestyle choices—minimizing the threats of carcinogenic glyphosate. In our opinion, “food” produced with highly toxic chemicals and increasingly scarce resources that results in a near-lifeless monoculture—that is nothing we want to support. Inform yourself of  the provenance of your food (and weed killer) to protect your health, your family, and the farmworkers who cultivate and harvest the veg and fruits that we all consume. Nathanael Johnson: you should do more homework before you blow off this threat: methinks the journalist doth protest too much always in favor of GMO$.

Support National Farmworker Awareness Week all year round! Watch Food Chains, a great documentary about tomato pickers advocating and activating for a living wage via the Fair Food Program.


biodynamic preps in the composted soil on the right is the only difference between these smaller and larger tomato seedlings, planted on the same day and experiencing the same conditions otherwise



The week starts out Friday and Saturday with the moon in Cancer. It’s a water sign which is moist and fruitful.

For Sunday and Monday the moon is in Leo. It’s a fire sign which is dry and barren. No planting: work ground and do general yard work.

The rest of the week the moon is in Virgo. It’s an earth sign which is moist but barren. Work ground and get rid of pests.

—Ralph Johnson

Biodynamic gardening principles—some of the most ancient agricultural practices on the planet—require the farmer’s attention to moon phases and constellations to pursue the most effective gardening and farming practices on any given day in the month. San Luis Obispo County farmer Ralph Johnson of Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms provides insight into how the moon’s phases affect gardening success.


—seedlings photo: Ralph Johnson

—music: “Badfish” by Sublime

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