CAN BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE OFFER A WAY TO INCREASE BIODIVERSITY IN FOOD DESERTS? A QUANTITATIVE STUDY WITHIN A JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY
Keyonda M. SmithWarsaw, IN 2015
Naturopathic interventions encompass a holistic approach to lifestyle changes which promote positive health and wellness. Naturopathic practitionersbelieve nature possesses all properties needed to increase healing power. Moreover, naturopathic practitioners regard prevention as the best cure (Thiel, 2000, p. 11). Food has also been utilized as a medicinal modality in naturopathy. Specifically, herbs, which are considered foods with special biochemical qualities, and plants, are the focus of naturopath’s ingredients when developing a good health menu. Biodynamic farming is the agricultural processes involved in growing foods which are organic in nature (Paull, 2011). The techniques involved in biodynamic gardening exclude any use of artificial chemicals during the soil and plants growing process. Dr. Rudolph Steiner was the founder of biodynamics. Dr. Steiner incorporated spirituality with scientific agricultural methods.
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