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Feb 19, 2011

In this episode Allan Balliett introduces me to the new term BioDynamics(or is it an ancient term as old as civilization itself?). Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that treats farms as unified and individual organisms, emphasizing balancing the holistic development and interrelationship of the soil, plants, animals as a self-nourishing system without external inputs insofar as this is possible given the loss of nutrients due to the export of food.

Allan Balliett mentions the book Ideal Soil: A Handbook for the New Agriculture by Michael Astera numerous times and presents the book as a manual on how to create plants that are both healthy and nutrient dense. The idea that we can just add more compost to solve many of our gardens problems may be flawed because the soil is more dynamic than what conventional wisdom would have you believe. In some cases soil samples may be necessary to identify missing nutrients.

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    We have all been programed by years of broadcast format, it's a language that is part of our culture. To get uptake in mass, you need to speak this language, you are 90% there. I want to see your get that last 10%.
  • five and a half years ago
    Ol' Two Beers
    Belli,
    As painful as it is to admit it, you are right. I am actually listening to this episode at the moment and my pace was too fast and I had only talked to Allan briefly before the interview.

    I have avoided books on the topic of interviewing thinking that eventually I would just sort of 'get it'. Well, it hasn't happened and it has become abundantly clear to me.

    Thanks,
    Steve
  • five and a half years ago
    belli
    Steve,
    You should consider getting a book on broadcasting - great guest but you need to focus on your interviewing chops. Take a look at: http://www.corbettreport.com/ - he has a great pace and come fully prepared.

    Not trying to knock your style - just trying to help you sharpen your skills.