What are the Biodynamic Compost Preparations made from?
Many people first encounter Biodynamic methods by stirring cow manure preparation in a bucket of water - this is called Preparation 500. There are two other preparations that get stirred in water - 501 (made from Silica), and CPP, or Cow Pat Pit.
But there are another seven preparations....
Six of these are used specifically for enhancing compost, and are made from Yarrow, German Chamomile, Stinging Nettle, Oak Bark, Dandelion and Valerian. I'm still learning how to make these, and would love to be growing all the plants in abundance.
The reality is that in order to make enough of the preparations to tend the school and share with families in the local community, we need so many flowers, that I think it would be wise to get a few households growing the plants.
If this sounds like a project you'd like to be involved in, please send me a message, and I'll add you to our list. It's a long-term project, but the sooner we get all the baby plants into gardens, the sooner we'll have an abundance of flowers to use.