What Does That Mystical Cow-horn of Manure Do?
Well, some farmers may say not much. Some who practice biodynamic farming may find it hard to reconcile that mystical aspect of the farming philosophy with concrete scientific evidence of its effectiveness. To many farmers attracted to biodynamic farming, it's less about the "preparations" (such as burying a cow-horn full of manure in the ground) and more about the overall philosophy. However, besides the symbolism of that horn, biodynamic farming views the farm as a singular organism. And, while “some critics say it’s nothing more than sustainable soil management with a side of magical thinking,” the fact remains that it promotes holistic ecological attentiveness rare in conventional (even conventional organic) farming. That is hard to discount. What do you think?