Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, economist and esotericist. At the beginning of 1920 a group of farmers, concerned about the deterioration of soils, requested councils from Dr. Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist and founder of the Anthroposophy. The fundamental principles of biodynamic agriculture emerged from a series of classes and lectures taught in Koberwitz, Poland 1924. The development of knowledge achieved at these conferences is currently being practiced globally and continues to expand.
The biodynamics that focuses on the soil considers the land, farms, and gardens as living organisms. Soil maintenance is seen as a need to reclaim the Earth for future generations. This process of enrichment and improvement is essential to protect the Earth from the deterioration that the use implies. The result is the production of high quality crops, providing human beings and animals with nutritious foods.
Biodynamic compost is living earth. Compost piles are created with animal manure and vegetable waste alternated in layers. Biodynamic preparations are inserted into the piles as a catalyst for controlled fermentation. Covering the compound piles helps nitrogen retention.