|Knows all our Secrets and Never Tells, 6x6", oil on canvas on wood panel|
The deeper one gets into organic food and organic gardening, the more an entire previously unknown arena opens up about the oneness of the earth and all her systems. Concepts that used to sound "woo woo" start to make more and more sense, as well as the shedding of preconceived assumptions and especially a humbling of spirit. Biodynamic farmers and most who use the word Permaculture have been working with these concepts for decades, even centuries (and reaping the benefit), but in our modern times most of us lost touch with ideas such as the lunar calendar and its effect on crops...heck, we barely acknowledge its effect on tides let alone plants or ourselves. What if we take a moment to remember/consider the moon as part of our ecosystem, our living breathing planet, our living breathing selves, the living moving ocean, the living breathing winds and trees, the seasons?
Biodynamic farmers recognize the fact that when the moon is full, the sap in the plants comes up, they are more receptive to receiving water, tendency for mold is higher, and seedlings germinate faster. The gravitational force of the full moon literally pulls the life up out of the earth and into the plant, and when it wanes the earth starts to inhale again and the energy goes back into root systems, strengthening the plant and grounding it quite literally. This beautiful rhythm is just one more sound in the chorus of Creation that has been drowned out by industry, but I think the tide is turning.
Have a beautiful day,