NewTree Ranch is a biodynamic farm, using a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Theoretically, biodynamics strives to combine the science of agriculture with the Spirit of nature. Practically, the goal of a biodynamic farm system is to eliminate the need for external inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, instead focusing on creating a self-sufficient ecology. During a farm experience, guests learn about the six biodynamic preparations (Chamomile, Stinging Nettle, Dandelion, Valerian, Yarrow and Oak Bark) and how they are used to naturally care for the plants. After the introduction to biodynamic farming, we hold seminars on compost building, companion planting, permaculture, as well as a more detailed exploration of Rudolph Steiner (the founder of biodynamics) and his groundbreaking work in agriculture.