The principles of Biodynamic agriculture were first developed in the 1920's as a three-tiered approach to growing that incorporates ecological, social and economic sustainability. A biodynamic farm is consciously ethical in its practices and works to grow health and fertility from within to create the very best in agriculture, food production and nutrition. Biodynamic preparations made from compost, herbs and minerals address the life forces of the earth and help restore and maintain the harmony within. Plants grown from such soil have increased vitality, flavor and nutritional value. Modern growers are embracing this philosophy of holistic agriculture combined with social consciousness and are bringing with them a new spin on things that continues to keep the Biodynamic world vital.