17 Nov '11, 11am

Peebottle Farms: Talking to plants

Peebottle Farms: Talking to plants

A friend sent Nina an urgent text message that said: "Alert! Today is a good day for planting garlic!" KK Haspel talks to the plants on her farm . She also grows astoundingly delicious vegetables and bonkers-gorgeous flowers. The connection between these facts is not something I can confirm, but I'm happy to believe there is one. Before she gave me a crash course in her brand of biodynamic farming (on the telephone) from Southold, Long Island, the other day, all I knew was that biodynamic made organic look like amateur hour and had something to do with Rudolph Steiner and the moon. It sounded, as my dad would say, pretty hoogy-moogy. And that was before I learned about dowsing rods , let alone the cow horns or the herb-stuffed buried intestines . Yet, after hearing KK talk about cosmic forces, moon rhythms, the balance of the earth, and the all-knowing plant life that surr...

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