Biodynamicists view every agricultural entity as a living organism which must be as diverse and autonomous as possible. Biodynamics restores balance, resilience and vitality to plants and soil which have been depleted by repeated chemical treatments.
Biodynamics also establishes a relationship between the four elements and the four main parts of a plant: between earth and roots, water and leaves, air and flowers, fire and fruits.
The lunar cycle determines the best dates on which to stimulate these parts of the plant. Thus to stimulate the soil, it should be tended on a Root day as the moon is opposite an earth constellation (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn); fruit benefits from activity on a Fruit day when the moon is in a fire constellation (Leo, Aries or Sagittarius).
Marc Augustin has adopted these practices and adapts them to each parcel of vines.