Biodynamics at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary

“The biodynamic farmer is called to become both student of Nature and guide of Nature spirits, as he/she learns from and works with nature, gradually achieving within his/her soul the transformation of knowledge into contemplative devotions.” -Hartmut von Jeet
In 2012, after listening and learning from the land, SMS began applying  biodynamic preparations to the soil and cultivated areas of our farm.
With reverence and anticipation, we buried the first set of horns to make BD 500 (horn manure) in the fall of 2012.  Since then we've continued to bury horns for BD 500 each year, so that we can begin to offer this medicine to the greater community.  We have added to our learning by also burying 504 (stinging nettle prep), and continue to cultivate many of the plants used in preparations. We hope to partner with another local farmer interested and capable of holding and crafting the animal component of these preps. Please get in touch if you would like to partner in this way.

SMS is part of a growing family of farmers in WNC who meet regularly to learn, support and share in this important work.  It is our intention to craft and offer preparations to our family of WNC biodynamic farmers in the near future. If you live in WNC and are interested in collaborating, please contact Rebecca
To learn more about the history and methods of biodynamic farming, click here or here.

What's Growing in the Sanctuary 

Chinese Herbs in the field:
Yi Mu Cao (Leonurus cardiaca)Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum multiflorum)HuangQi (Astragalus membranaceus)Huang Qin (Scutellaria baicalensis)Forest  Forest Medicinals:
Goldenseal, Black Cohosh, Bloodroot
Western Herbs in the field:
Yarrow, Valerian, Skullcap, Dandelion, Chamomile, Elderberry, Tulsi, Comfrey, Milky Oats, Passionflower, Nettle
Fruits
16 varieties of Heirloom Apples, Peaches, Wild Persimmons, Mulberry, Wineberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries
Natives
hundreds...too many to name!

SMS and Demeter Video

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