“In his agricultural lectures “Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture“, Rudolf Steiner repeatedly stresses the importance of a farmer’s relationship with his or her farm, in particular with its manure. He points out that these personal relationships are eminently beneficial. Cultivating the preparation plants, and making and applying the biodynamic preparations are excellent opportunities for building such relationships.
All plants employed for the biodynamic preparations are medicinal plants which have traditionally been used as important remedies in many countries. Cultivating them is one way of creating a personal relationship with the biodynamic preparations. Perhaps it is possible to grow these plants in a special area on your farm and pay them particular attention. Observing, studying and drawing them are other ways to connect and to gain a personal relationship with the preparation plants.
Last, but not the least, by harvesting your own seeds you can develop your individual strain of preparation plants that is especially well adapted to the soil and climate conditions of your farm.”