Day two of the IPNC
This morning we had our seminar on sustainability. We began with the Jasper (Morris) and Dominique (Lafon) show, which Jasper chaired fantastically. We tasted Dominique's wines as he told us about his journey to biodynamie. We were about two thirds of the way through when one of the audience asked whether Dom could explain more about how he uses Vitamin E in his winemaking. It was a wonderful moment.
- The farm should be seen as a self-contained individuality, with the goal that it should be entirely self-sustaining
- The material world is nothing more than condensed spirit, so we are farming the spirit rather than material.
- The idea of using preparations is that by putting them on the ground it enhances the spirit dimension of your farm.
- The enhanced wine and food grown using biodynamics gives us the force to confront the challenges of our lives.