Se•ro:\ serō n latin 1: to plant, to sow
Biodynamic is a consciously ethical and ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition. First developed in the early 1920s, Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility from within the farm itself.
Biodynamics is not just a holistic agricultural system but also a potent movement for new thinking and practices in all aspects of life connected to food and agriculture.
Fertility and soil amendments must come from on farm and local sources. This way the farm is more self-sufficient and supports other local agriculture, sustainable growing, reduces waste, and lessens the impact to the environment from fuel reduction.
The farm is in the process of becoming a full-life-cycle working farm by using livestock; not only for the production of fertility, but also to balance and maintain proper soil health, weed and pest control, and to create a healthy local ecosystem.
The entire farm, including greenhouses and seed cleaning facilities must also be certified Biodynamic, not just individual areas or fields, as is standard in organic certification. This ensures that every aspect of work on the farm maintains the same ultra-high quality standards.
Who is Sero?
Sero Biodynamic Seed was created by Tom & Julie Johns, owners of Territorial Seed Company, as a way to help establish and promote Biodynamic agriculture in the US. Intrigued by the fact that Biodynamic seed performed exceedingly well in Territorial’s vegetable trials, Tom traveled to Europe to visit large and small Biodynamic seed growers that had implemented Biodynamic practices. He saw the advantage of Biodynamic grown seed, and the need to bring Biodynamic farming practices and techniques to the US. The Biodynamic farms produced bountiful crops, and the seeds harvested from these crops had exceptional vigor. These farms were able to produce crops and seeds in a way that was much more “whole farm” sustainable than current organic practices. In fact, they were light years beyond. Tom often refers to Biodynamic as “beyond organic.”