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The Truth About Organic Farming & Why It Matters Would you like to see more organic produce on the market, and at more reasonable prices? As interest in organic farming continues to grow in the United States—it rose by $3.7 billion from 2015 to 2016 to an estimated $47 billion industry wide—the answer to those questions seem to be yes. Yet while these numbers seem to be huge, they represent a mere 1 percent of farmland in the US that is dedicated to growing organic products. (Saturday January 27th, 2018 — Care2.com - USA)

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For the Evangelist of Biodynamic Wine, It's a Spiritual Journey French winemaker Gérard Bertrand is at the forefront of the sustainability movement in Europe, with 1,300 acres of biodynamically farmed vineyards on 13 estates. In Los Angeles to teach a master class on Monday, Jan. 22, Bertrand shared with L.A. Weekly his views on biodynamic winemaking, which he has been immersed in since 2002. (Friday January 26th, 2018 — L.A. Weekly - Los Angeles, California USA)

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Biodynamic ‘peppering’ to battle bunnies After the township’s rabbit infestation made news across the country, Waitaki District Council Waihemo councillor Jan Wheeler was approached by a Coromandel man with lifelong experience in the Rudolf Steiner-inspired approach to agriculture — biodynamic agriculture. And over the holidays a small group of Moeraki residents met the man and began biodynamic pest control, or "peppering", in the community. (Wednesday January 24th, 2018 — Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand)

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Going green with reds and whites More vineyards are going green and pursuing the certifications to prove it, such as organic, biodynamic and salmon-safe. Broadly, wine prices today reward such efforts ... (Wednesday January 24th, 2018 — Good Fruit Grower - Yakima, Washington USA)

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Graton learning specialist publishes new book on how children learn Not surprisingly, Sortino is a big advocate of early childhood education, preferring the hands-on, kinesthetic approach of Waldorf and Montessori. (Tuesday January 9th, 2018 — Sonoma West - California)

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Sent Back Some Spectacular Shots Of Jupiter “Juno is providing spectacular results, and we are rewriting our ideas of how giant planets work,” Scott Bolton, a principal investigator on the Juno program, said in a statement last February. (Monday January 8th, 2018 — HuffPost - USA)

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Across China: The Wutong clan: receiving an education in the mountains While many Chinese parents are pushing their children hard in the harsh exam-oriented environment of China's urban school system, Yun Xiang has left the city for the countryside, determined to raise her child in the arms of nature. ... Her son Dou Dou entered a private school based on the German Waldorf education theory, which emphasizes nature and the arts. (Monday January 1st, 2018 — Xinhua - Xinhuanet)

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Travel 2018: Chile's Biodynamic Wineries Offer Luxury Among The Vineyards Biodynamic wineries combine organic farming with other practices related to the health of the vineyard, including companion planting, having animals on the property and following a lunar calendar for sowing and harvesting — and, is a much longer subject. What it means for you as a traveler to Chile, however, are beautiful vineyards and experiences along with well-crafted wines. (Sunday December 31st, 2017 — Forbes - USA)

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It’s a Miracle! Wisdom Lays an Egg at Age 67 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) refuge staff recognized Wisdom, the world’s oldest known breeding bird, along with her mate Akeakamai, in late November; On Dec. 13 they spotted Akeakamai sitting on a nest, incubating an egg. (Saturday December 30th, 2017 — Care2.com - USA)

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The Waldorf Way: I’m grateful for receiving a Waldorf education Going to the White Mountain Waldorf School was likely the single most formative experience of my life. Although having only attended through eighth grade, I don’t think a day has gone by where I have not been grateful for receiving a Waldorf education. (Thursday December 28th, 2017 — Conway Daily Sun - North Conway, New Hampshire, USA)

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Some Indian farmers are turning moon-gazers An unofficial estimate by the Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI) says about one lakh farmers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand practise biodynamic farming. However, most of the produce is sold under the generic 'organic' label as few consumers understand the difference. (Sunday December 17th, 2017 — Times of India )

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Château de Pommard Welcomes New Assistant Winemaker Like Château de Pommard, most of the wineries Eric Pignal has worked at focus on a biodynamic approach. (Friday December 15th, 2017 — The Daily Telescope )

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Scribbles and sculptures make it to the gallery wall Students from Lower Hutt's Waterloo School have a head start on their budding art careers. Their artwork is adorning the walls of the Dowse Art Museum in the gallery's latest exhibition. (Thursday December 14th, 2017 — Stuff.co.nz - Wellington, New Zealand)

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Gemtree Wines Has Unearthed a New Drop “We just began talking about what ifs and how we can achieve the best possible outcomes with the resources we have,” says Brown. “We thought, ‘The winemaking process starts in the vineyard, so why not return the wine to its roots to age and continue its connection to the earth?’”. (Monday December 11th, 2017 — Broadsheet - Adelaide, Australia)

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Noida: Kids learn life hacks, skills at winter fair in Sector 131 Ukti-Delhi Waldorf School organised the fair based on the philosophy of renowned educational philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, who emphasised the need to introduce children to hands-on activities and creative play at an early stage, along with elementary education. More than 1,000 parents and children assembled to eat, play, learn and relax and escape the monotony of daily life. (Monday December 11th, 2017 — Hindustan Times )

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Can Organic farming feed the world? In "Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture", agronomists led by Dr. Adrian Mueller claim that "a world conversion to organic farming can contribute to a comprehensive and sustainable food system, if combined with further measures". (Sunday December 10th, 2017 — The Island.lk - Sri Lanka)

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Mistletoe: Rediscovering an ancient medicinal plant It’s associated with Christmas traditions and even the ancient Druids but Viscum album, better known as Europe’s most common mistletoe, has a more practical use: as a treatment for cancer patients. (Saturday December 9th, 2017 — swissinfo.ch - Swiss Broadcasting Corporation)

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The teacher and traveller Ute discovered that although she loved her work, the heavy lifting involved in her pottery studio was hurting her back, and training in eurythmy was healing her, both physically and psychologically. (Friday December 8th, 2017 — Livemint - India)

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Supernatural Wine goes back to basics for a better product The main focus for the company is to use organic and biodynamic methods to build soil health, which in turn creates a more robust vine and less need for chemical sprays, he said. (Thursday December 7th, 2017 — New Zealand Herald )

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Could Waldorf education be right for your family? Waldorf is a “whole child” educational model. For a century now, the broad-based Waldorf curriculum, developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, has emphasized the concept of “heads, hands, and heart,” promoting a balance of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in students. (Tuesday December 5th, 2017 — Shawnee Mission Post - Johnson County, Kansas)

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