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July 23, 2014
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Planting by the moon: A talk on biodynamics


HONESDALE, PA — Two farmers from Dyberry Township, Roger Hill of Treeline Farms and Lawrence Braun of The Anthill Farm, will explain how biodynamics treats farms holistically—each farm a unique living organism that invites nature back to the farm. Their free talk, sponsored by local members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Wayne County Library, 1406 N. Main St. at 10:30 a.m.

Much like homeopathic remedies for humans, field sprays made from herbs, mineral substances, animal manures and inoculants from compost help revitalize the soil and stimulate plant growth. One of the distinguishing aspects of biodynamic farming is that many farmers refer to the astronomical calendar for planting, pruning, cultivating, harvesting and spraying the all-natural preparations.

Reservations are suggested by calling Elizabeth at the library, 570/253-1220.