We believe that the Earth has a force of its own, and we treat the Earth as a living organism that requires in equal parts, respect, nourishment and challenge. The Samabeong garden is completely organic, and is home to a spiritual and ecospheric community allowing our farming practices to follow ancient traditions of synchronizing agriculture with the Earth's natural rhythm. We believe that the use of biodynamic processes has profoundly affected the plantation, and has been central to the revival of the Samabeong Estate. For example, we use The Cow Pat Pit that is a natural fertilizer that takes 3-4 months of cow manure, crushed egg shell and basalt dust being incubated in a brick layout. The CPP provides the soil with nutrients that increase fertility, longevity and overall soil health.
Or for example, the OAK Bark preparations that we make from Autumn to Spring to provide immunity to our plants. In this preparation, the inside of a Cow's skull is lined with crushed oak tree bark in Autumn, and retrieved in the Spring. Because of the calcium lining inside the cow's skull, the crushed Oak Bark steadily absorbs immunity properties over a period of time. The Oak Bark composition is also linked to the lunar cycle because we believe that the gravitational pull of the moon has an especially strong effect on the plant's immune system, decreasing the frequency and intensity of fungal attacks.