Stella Natura 2024 Biodynamic Planting Calendar
Planting Charts and Thought-Provoking Essays
Edited by Sherry Wildfeuer
This Calendar has many aspects: a basic introduction to astronomy, a simple ephemeris, a planting guide, a star map, aid for following the movement of the planets in the night sky, and articles by ten different authors. All of these attempt to provide a true picture of the world outside us and ideas to assist in developing a healthy relation to that world.
Our New Articles Will Inspire and Guide
Writing in his introduction to this year’s calendar, co-editor Alex Tuchman notes:
In addition to the regular planting and astronomical information, this special edition includes articles on a wide range of subjects. Sherry Wildfeuer offers an in-depth consideration of the cosmic sources in agriculture; an author shares a spiritual-scientific perspective on life between heaven and earth and working with spiritual beings; and another author gives insight into the significance of Pluto’s passage from Sagittarius to Capricorn. A soil scientist tells how to observe your soil carefully throughout the cycle of the year; another author explores the effect of the changing length of day on plants; and a gardener from Maine calls for sanctuary gardens for migrating hummingbirds. One article suggests applications of biodynamics for healing landscapes beyond our farms; there is a tribute to Michael Phillips, a master apple orchardist; and a medical doctor considers nutrition for cancer patients. Three exercises are offered for healing the illusion of our separateness from the sacred web of life; and another author reveals the environmental impact of solar power technology. We sincerely hope that this calendar will support you in bringing vitality to the food that you grow and health to your inner life.