Biodynamics

Video: Solar Length of Day (LOD) Tutorial

By Ben Klocek December 31, 2021
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Dennis teaches us about the most important plant rhythm, solar length of day, and how that can be used in planning your planting calendar.

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Creating a “Maturing” plant spray for cool weather veggies like lettuce, leeks and cabbage

By Dennis Klocek December 3, 2021
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Creating the Parsley Extract for the “maturing” spray.

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Long-term Leeks – Planting and Harvesting Leeks for the Whole Season

By Dennis Klocek December 3, 2021
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In the Lab: Straining, Filtering and Siphoning – Videos

By Dennis Klocek December 3, 2021
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Biodynamic Alchemy and Spagyrics

By Dennis Klocek September 11, 2021
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This workshop will focus on the alchemical principle of spagyric substance that is at the core of Biodynamic preparation methods. The term spagyric was coined by the great alchemist Paracelsus to describe procedures for taking apart a substance at one level of existence and reinvesting it into itself it at a higher, more energetic, level of existence.

The resulting spagyric substance transcends its natural order energetically. Seen in this way, putting cow manure in a cow horn is alchemically spagyric.

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Medicinal Plants – Alchemical Analogs – September 2018

By Dennis Klocek September 11, 2021
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These presentations develop the creation of analogs as the basis for science into actual harvest and processing protocols based on plant time body gestures.

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Medicinal Plants – Distillation – July 2018

By Dennis Klocek September 11, 2021
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These presentations go into the particulars of high quality fermenting and the construction and use of the proper laboratory equipment for small scale extraction.

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Video Series: Plant Sprays

By Ben Klocek August 24, 2021
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This new series is the result of several days spent with Dennis over 6 months, in which he shared how the plant sprays he uses affect growth, how to make them, and some tricks he’s learned along the way. Video 1: Why Use Plant Sprays? Secrets to abundant oil, flower and fruit production in the…

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Biodynamics, Art and Ritual

By Dennis Klocek September 17, 2020
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Artists who have worked for a long time can confirm that overcoming the trials of the two tyrannies is difficult. The first trial is the tyranny of the white. This is the sinking feeling that the first stroke on a drawing or the first strike of a chisel has set in motion a destruction process.…

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A Path Towards Earth Stewardship

By Dennis Klocek June 11, 2020
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If there is a potential benefit from the current health issues globally it might be that having a garden in your backyard now seems like a good idea. It’s interesting to muse over this trend as an evolutionary sequence for human beings. To help do that, imagine a woman who is part of an aboriginal…

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