Walk the Talk in Krinklewood Vineyard and Farm: The benefits of biodynamic farming vs conventional farming Part 2 of 5

Video Transcript

Hamish:
Well, I did a workshop in West Australia, and there one participant laughed, he said, I can even employee someone full time to make compost tapes and put out the bionomic preparations. And he said, I’ll be spending half for I’m spending now on fertilizers. So, that’s the economics of it.

Rod:
Yeah, I agree with that totally. The cost of chemicals, I got a small enterprise in this, and it can be talking about spending 30 up to 60 thousand dollars to one of the project stores that no one has heard off. I mean, apart from the labor factor, we probably spend a bit more in labor but we get a lot of other benefits. I think the labor thing, what I was referring to in farm. Everyone is uplifted by the energy with working with other people, someone to talk to, doing the different activities, like working with the sheep or with working with the cattle. So, the extra labor there has the benefits from spin off from that, but their actually cost for buying things is negligible, we find it’s just a labor cost is up, and that’s off set against the savings on chemicals purchases.

Hugo:
The net difference is your head.

Rod:
The net difference is really in the end of the day, but this benefits say that, I see that just can’t be compared, like the value of the property and the land is getting better every year, we are all benefiting of having access to chemical free raised animals and vegetables and fruit. So, I think by cutting swear, we are really, really miles in front.

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Walk the Talk in Krinklewood Vineyard and Farm: The benefits of biodynamic farming vs conventional farming Part 2 of 5
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