Common Good Farm
Ruth Chantry and Evrett Lunquist with Jenn Simons from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Common Good Farm is located in Raymond, Nebraska. A certified biodynamic farm, crops and animals are integrated and treated with the various preparations fundamental to biodynamic farming.
The short video includes a brief history of biodynamic farming, a superficial look at some of the preparations, and scientific evidence of the results witnessed from biodynamic practices. The long video includes a deeper insight into the motivations and practices behind biodynamic farming and sustainability at Common Good Farm.
- To ask students to consider and understand the concept of alternative, biodynamic farming
- To address components of Common Good Farm in the larger agricultural perspective
- What is the underlying concept behind the biodynamic principles?
- How does organic certification differ from biodynamic?
- How would you explain the biodynamic principles and relatively uncommon tactics to a stranger?
- How might the concept behind biodynamic principles be applied to other operations? What is the feasibility for large-scale use?
- What would you include if you were required to create your own biodynamic operation?
- How would you measure the sustainability of Common Good Farm? What could be improved?