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In the last few decades, the urban landscape has replaced nature and the wild areas more and more. The growing number of human population is demanding more space to live. Statistics show that almost 80% of Europe's inhabitants live in urban areas. Despite all this, a new trend has appeared. More and more people feel the need to leave the bustle of a big city and start working the lands that nature provides. This new way of lifestyle involves bio agriculture or biodynamics. Biodynamics is defined as a "spiritual-ethnical-ecological approach to agriculture gardens,food and nutrition." It was first developed in the early '20s, based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of the Austrian writer, educator and social activist Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Today the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of successful gardens, farms, vineyards and agricultural operations of all kinds and sizes on all continents, in a wide variety of ecological and economic settings.
The woman who I've come to meet is one of those who had chosen this major shift in her lifestyle. Mihaela is a 33 years old woman originally from Medgidia, Constanta, in Romania. "To do this change it wasn't easy but I wanted it for a long time, especially after reading The Ringing Cedres of Russia by Vladimir Megre. I knew that it was the right thing to do", she said. She is an agronomist but used to work as a cultural mediator in Italy. She says that "everything comes at the right time; it's just about following you dream and your heart". Currently, she practices bio agriculture but not on a big scale and cultivates medicinal plants for herself and a few friends."They are not just efficient but also healthy, they do no harm to the body or spirit". Asked is she would go back to the urban lifestyle again, she says: "I don't think that I miss something from the city life, maybe the comfort of having internet in the house, but I have realised that it is much better this way."
With all this massive industrialisation that has taken the lead in the economy, there are still some people who are willing to turn back to Mother Nature, taking care of her and benefitting from this simpler way lifestyle. Maybe in a few years more and more inhabitants of this continent will become aware of the importance of bio agriculture and keeping nature safe.