From Long Island to Kentucky: A Biodynamic Preparation Maker’s Journey

From Long Island to Kentucky A Biodynamic Preparation Maker’s Journey by Karen Davis-Brown In his 1924 Agriculture lectures, Rudolf Steiner laid the foundation for today’s biodynamic agriculture. In Lectures Five and Six, Steiner describes how to make eight “preparations” to be sprayed on the earth or plants and to be used after a process of transformation in making compost. To ... 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 ►

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 ►

The Passion to Farm

By Anne Morgan Summer 2009; Farming & Gardening - Issue 56, Vol. 14 One woman’s story of why she works so hard I married into agriculture. Still processing his near-death experience in Vietnam, Dewane could only say, “I need to farm organically.” I was young, in love, and uncertain of my personal destiny in life. “Sure,” I replied. “Let’s go ... Read More ►

Amid Turbulent Economic and Environmental Change Agrarian Initiatives Emerge as Pathways Forward

By Steven McFadden When the UN’s Millennium Project released their State of the Future study last year—based on the input of 2,700 researchers, and backed by UNESCO, the World Bank, and the US Army—it set out an appallingly grim vision of what lies ahead. The study foresaw shortages of food and goods, a harsh reality that would incite widespread violence ... Read More ►