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How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards Working with nature, rather than against it, is the central tenet of sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming. This includes utilizing nature’s army of beneficial life forms, rather than fighting against them. Insects, invertebrates, birds and mammals are all surprising little helpers in the production of healthy, wholesome crops of grapes and cider apples. (Friday April 21st, 2017 — Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Valhalla, New York USA)

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Wine, etc.: Go organic wine without sacrificing taste "Biodynamic" is a broader term that adds more layers of farm management, such as water control, natural pest control, composting, and nutrient recycling. (Wednesday April 19th, 2017 — CapitalGazette.com )

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Alcohol gets healthy: smart drinkers turn to organic, biodynamic and botanical Organic, biodynamic and even botanical wines and spirits with fewer chemicals and sulphites are on the rise. Australia's third fastest-growing organic sector, according to The Australian Organic Market Report 2014, is wine grape production. (Tuesday April 18th, 2017 — The Australian Financial Review )

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Waldorf Student Wins Peace Poem Contest Waldorf School of Cape Cod eighth grade student and Falmouth resident, Maija O’Hara, was named a winner in the Voices of Peace 2017 Poetry Contest. Earlier this month, winners were chosen in this 22nd annual contest sponsored by Cape Cod Veterans of Peace. (Tuesday April 18th, 2017 — Cape Cod Today - East Orleans, Massachusetts USA)

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Feighan: Detroit school charts own path with cursive Cursive, says Linda Williams, , is more than writing. It’s an art form that also connects us to our history. And studies show it helps students use a part of their brain that requires a higher level of thinking. Students also can be more fluid with writing when using cursive. (Thursday April 13th, 2017 — The Detroit News - Detroit, Michigan USA)

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This Silicon Valley School Takes a Unique Approach to Learning In fact, according to a report, there’s a Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, he heart of today’s technology industry, where students are completely removed from new tech. (Sunday April 9th, 2017 — Small Business Trends - )

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Seed Co-operative are Finalists in BBC Food & Farming Awards The UK’s community owned seed company, Seed Co-operative, is one of three finalists in the BBC Future Food category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2017. The Seed Co-operative is a community owned company, growing and selling organic and biodynamic open pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seed in the UK. (Friday April 7th, 2017 — Permaculture Magazine - UK)

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Waldorf School offers new architectural design program In this introduction to Architecture course students will design their own tiny home. (Wednesday April 5th, 2017 — Cape Cod Today )

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Two sisters' legacy lives on MTG Hawke's Bay will highlight the work of two "visionary sisters" whose lifelong love of the arts left a lasting impression on the region. Two Sisters: the lasting legacies of Ruth Nelson and Gwen Malden ... The Nelson girls attended Woodford House under the tutelage of headmistress Mabel Hodge, a liberal thinker and committed anthroposophist, who became a great influence in the sisters' lives. ... Gwen became a driving force behind the establishment of Weleda, a pharmaceutical laboratory making natural medicines based on anthroposophical principles. (Monday April 3rd, 2017 — New Zealand Herald )

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The Casual Gardener: Biodynamics – planting by the light of the moon Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner is regarded as the ‘godfather' of the so-called ‘biodynamic' approach to farming and gardening, encouraging large and small scale growers to look to the cosmos before planting and harvesting crops. A later advocate, who developed a gardener's lunar calendar, was Maria Thun, a German farmer who believed that the energy of plants can be affected by the energy of the moon, stars and planets. (Saturday April 1st, 2017 — the Irish News )

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German school tries to stop deportation of Afghan friends High school students in Cottbus are campaigning to save three new Afghan classmates from deportation. They say their new friends have become a "big part of our school community," and could be killed by Taliban back home. (Friday March 31st, 2017 — Deutsche Welle - Germany)

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EPA rejects calls to ban pesticide linked to brain damage Late Wednesday night, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rejected a petition from environmental groups to stop the use of chlorpyrifos, manufactured by Dow AgroSciences under the name Lorsban, on the grounds that the agency needs to “provide regulatory certainty” for the thousands of U.S. farms that rely on chlorpyrifos. (Thursday March 30th, 2017 — Think Progress - USA)

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FNQ dairy impresses with new lactose-free product The team at Mungalli Creek Dairy spent about six months developing Biodynamic Bliss, which is proving a hit with residents after hitting the shelves in recent weeks. Available in iced coffee and iced chocolate, it is Australia’s first certified biodynamic, lactose free and probiotic milk product. (Thursday March 30th, 2017 — The Mercury - Australia)

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Harvest at Comarca La Matilde ” La Matilde, however, is an ambitious sustainable project that doesn’t just touch on wine. The complete package includes a stunning sustainably constructed, (and beautifully decorated in the most elegant of rustic elegance, I might add) 10-room lodge; a herd of Swiss Saanen goats (that receive homeopathy treatments should they fall sick) producing organic milk for a delectable range of cheese, including camembert under Las Tres Tejas label; a vast and hard-working orchard that’s home to olive groves, quinoa, herbs, chili peppers, cabbages and all kinds of fruits and vegetables; and a pulperĂ­a (rural store) whose staff harvest in accordance with the biodynamic calendar and sell the freshest of wares every day of the week. This is a whole ecological deal — and should you wish to subscribe to this lifestyle, you can snap up a plot of land and build your own biodynamic home. (Friday March 24th, 2017 — Buenos Aires Herald - Argentina)

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Sulphur-free wine growing 500 per cent in a year A specialist organic and biodynamic winery from the McLaren Vale has seen demand for its sulphur-free wine grow by 500 per cent in 12 months. (Monday March 20th, 2017 — The Shout - Australia)

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Monsanto May Have Forged Its Own Studies about Glyphosate Safety The records suggest that Monsanto may have ghostwritten the so-called “independent” research that was attributed to specific academics. As if potentially falsifying research isn’t sufficiently damning, the documents also indicate that a senior level official at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may have worked to bury a review of the safety of the company’s glyphosate-based products. It also appears to demonstrate disagreement within the regulatory body of its own safety assessments. (Saturday March 18th, 2017 — Care2.com - USA)

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Ensuring wine is climate in a bottle I am heartened by the amount of folks now asking for advice on wines that are produced with consideration for the health of our planet. There are three main categories: sustainable, organic and biodynamic. (Friday March 17th, 2017 — Royal Gazette - Bermuda)

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"Biodynamic is the New Organic:" This Sustainable, Pesticide-Free Farming Practice Saw Record Growth in 2016 While both proper organic and biodynamic farming do not allow toxic synthetic pesticides like Monsanto's Roundup and/or glyphosate, biodynamic takes things a step further by prohibiting the use of outside fertilizers. The system must produce its own fertility, in the form of compost and nutrients, making it highly sustainable and efficient. (Friday March 17th, 2017 — march-against-monsanto.com)

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Design is being used to change the way children play at home o encourage such creative play and to ensure that the philosophies they subscribe to are practisedat home, parents are putting more thought into the way they design their children's spaces. (Friday March 17th, 2017 — The Straits Times - Singapore)

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Honey Nut Cheerios Pulled Its Bee Mascot Because Bees Are Disappearing Bees are in trouble, and Honey Nut Cheerios wants to help. The brand pulled its bee mascot Buzz from the front of cereal boxes in the U.S. this month to call attention to the alarming decline in pollinator populations around the world. Honey Nut Cheerios is also giving out free wildflower seeds so cereal lovers can grow their own home for bees and their pollinating pals to thrive. It ran the same campaign in Canada last year. (Friday March 17th, 2017 — Huffington Post - USA)

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