Curbing Climate Change Through Biodynamic Agriculture

By Elizabeth Candelario "A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food are renewed in the process of using them." —Fred Kirschenmann As the certifying agency for Biodynamic farms across the USA, Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through agriculture. That’s a bold statement, because the very act of farming worldwide is ... Read More ►

Tierra Viva: Farming The Living Earth

2016 North American Biodynamic Conference, Nov. 16-20 in Santa Fe, NM By Thea Maria Carlson “The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a ... Read More ►

The Fellowship Community; Celebrating Fifty Years of Service, 1966 – 2016

By Ann Scharff and Friends Summer 2016, Society & Community - Issue #84, Vol. 21   Last year we entered into our forty-ninth year—our seventh seven-year period of the Fellowship Community, a dynamic, work-based, intergenerational community founded on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. Our mission is “to care for the elderly and to nurture the body, soul, and spirit within the ... Read More ►

Earth as Gardening Angels

L.A. Rotheraine from Thunderform Gods Spring 1997 - Love and Relationships - Issue #7   The Biodynamic preparations, like the gigantic tomato plant shown here, are made to bring creative healing energy back into the earth. The earth is dying, through her natural aging process and misuse by humans. Ancient humanity had an instinctive knowledge of this life-giving energy and ... Read More ►

Restoring our Relationship with Agriculture

By Ronni Sands Issue: Fall 2005, Restoring Our Relationship with Food; Issue #41, Vol. 10 Ronni Sands is the Garden Teacher at Summerfiled Waldorf School. We can all learn from teacher Ronni Sands as she prepares her Santa Rosa, California high school students for a sustainable future. The present environmental situation calls us to be conscious participants in healing rather ... Read More ►

Enliven Your Urban Garden Space Naturally

By Basil Williams, D.O. Issue: Winter 2007; Immune Integrity - Issue #50, Vol. 12 With Biodynamic Methods Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I bring health and beauty to my small urban lot without the use of harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides?” “Are there natural methods that I can easily utilize for my outdoor living space that will not harm ... Read More ►

Honoring the Bien; For the Love of Honeybees

LILIPOH Interviews Michael Thiele Issue: Summer 2008: Honeybees as wise messengers - Issue #52, Vol. 13 Michael Thiele grew up on a farm in a tiny village in central Germany. He has been deeply influenced by the German biodynamic beekeeping movement and now teaches classes on natural and holistic beekeeping in the United States. He worked for seven years as the ... Read More ►

Genetically Modified Foods; Are Our Freedoms Eroding?

By Laura Langford Schnur Daily, email, mail and media describe desperate conditions, events, crimes against people or nature, appealing for aid and help with petitions. There is so much need in the world! It’s almost overwhelming to know. My soul responds in horror, my will forces engage, muscles tense and I’m mobilized to do something. But what? I can occasionally ... Read More ►