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First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology. (Thursday December 8th, 2016 — National Geographic - Washington DC USA)

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Non-linear politics and learning Also, the German thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) belongs to that tradition, not only in education and learning for children and youth, but in overall human development and thinking throughout our lives. To him, art and the humanities are particularly important fields, perhaps more than natural sciences, yet, he attempted to find a synthesis between the two. In his life-philosophy of freedom, it seems more important that we ask existential, spiritual, religious and other deep questions, and that we never stop wondering about the world around us, without necessarily finding exact answers. (Thursday December 8th, 2016 — The Nation - Lahore, Pakistan)

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Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 per cent of Swedish household waste was sent to landfill last year or any year since 2011. (Thursday December 8th, 2016 — Independent - UK)

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We are aMOOsed! Prince Charles triggers surge in 'cosmic farming' where cattle are allowed to develop their personalities (and c When the Prince of Wales embraced ‘biodynamic’ farming and admitted planting seeds according to phases of the moon, many thought he was probably showing lunar tendencies himself. But rather than ploughing a lonely furrow, it seems the Prince has inspired a new generation of ‘cosmic’ farmers, who grow fruit and vegetables according to signs of the zodiac and encourage their cows and sheep to develop a personality. (Thursday December 8th, 2016 — Daily Mail - UK)

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A Unique Form of Learning Gaining Momentum in Duluth Spirit of the Lake Community School began in 2010 and became a ... It's all part of the Waldorf Educational approach ... (Wednesday December 7th, 2016 — WDIO-TV - Duluth, Minnesota USA)

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Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable: Lady-Like Words Like the Australian women in wine I wrote about a few weeks ago, Saverys wants to produce good wine without depleting the earth, and she wants to bring her personal revolution to the export market. But she is neither Australian nor in the Australian wine business. Saverys, a Belgian, is in the Italian wine business. (Wednesday December 7th, 2016 — Forbes - USA)

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Waldorf to build campus A “patch of farmland” is set to become the new home of the Imhoff Waldorf School, as the school sets out to develop a R100m campus early next year, which will house a pre-primary, primary and high school. (Tuesday December 6th, 2016 — News24 - South Africa)

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Success is when you choose to choose yourself We found a new school called Ukti—The Delhi Waldorf School, where Saloni Zutshi, the co-founder, spoke to us in a language that made us feel heard as parents. Zutshi spoke about developmental stages in children and their emphasis on teaching the whole child—head, hands and heart. She spoke about enabling children to identify with nature and awakening their reverence for knowledge and skill. We recognized our own child as we heard her. (Friday December 2nd, 2016 — Livemint - New Delhi, India)

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Consumers Score Two WinsRight in Monsantos Backyard New GMO technologies such as cloning, nanotechnology, synthetic biologytechnologies sometimes referred to as GMO 2.0wont be allowed in organics, thanks to a recent decision by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). (Tuesday November 29th, 2016 — Organic Consumers Association - Finland, Minnesota USA)

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Organto Reaches Agreement with Demeter Certified Farm in Uganda Organto Foods Inc. (TSX-V: OGO, OTC: OGOFF) ('Organto) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Amfri Farms Limited ('Amfri) a 600 hectare (1500 acre) Demeter Biodynamic® farm based in Uganda. As per the terms of the agreement, Amfri will grow Organic and Demeter certified organic products under the Organto brand to be distributed to Organto growing customer base throughout Europe. (Tuesday November 29th, 2016 — MENAFN.COM )

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Waldorf students set sights on Haiti Students at the Monadnock Waldorf High School in Keene are undertaking an ambitious project to help children in Haiti, devastated last month by Hurricane Matthew. They’re selling Christmas trees, wreaths and gifts at the School Street campus today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as the next two weekends. They also planned to sell the items Saturday. The funds raised will help fly the high school’s senior class to Haiti in May for their annual service trip. (Sunday November 27th, 2016 — The Keene Sentinel - Keene, New Hampshire USA)

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Why you cant afford to ignore nature in the workplace Time to put a plant on your desk? Science shows incorporating nature in the workplace improves everything from worker happiness and creativity to the bottom line. (Sunday November 27th, 2016 — BBC online)

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Spring Garden partners with Hattie’s Food Hub Spring Garden Waldorf School (SGWS) and Hattie’s Food Hub are collaborating to grow food in the school garden for Hattie’s Food Hub. The Hub is an innovative Hattie Larlham farm-to-table work-training program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that also offers the Akron community access to fresh, local food through its fresh market. (Thursday November 24th, 2016 — Akron Leader Publications - Akron, Ohio USA)

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Lucca Biodinamica brings sustainable energy to Tuscany’s wine scene Whilst Tuscany has long been known as a key wine-producing region in Italy, the wines of the Lucca province have largely been overshadowed by household names like Chianti and the Super Tuscans of Bolgheri. One group of producers is working to change that: using biodynamic techniques, they’re producing exciting wines that are quickly becoming the talk of wine importers and restaurants in places like London, Copenhagen and New York. (Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 — The Florentine - Florence ITALY)

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Organic wine grapes profitable on North Coast? UC study looks specifically at biodynamic farm standards. Researchers say growers are having success under the system. Report assumes 40 acres of red and white varieties. (Tuesday November 22nd, 2016 — Western Farm Press )

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Why Loire Valley Wines Will Ramp Up In Popularity Recent changes include producers more fearlessly marketing wines that include lesser-known grape varieties (providing 'width' to the wine scene), while focusing on increasing quality in wines previously considered pedestrian (providing 'depth' to the drinking experience), especially Muscadet (including several biodynamic versions). Some of these wines now sizzle with surprise. (Monday November 21st, 2016 — Forbes - USA)

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2 Rockland Private Schools Make New List of NY's Best Rockland Country Day School and Green Meadow Waldorf School are among 23 Hudson Valley schools that made Niche.com's list of New York’s top 100 private schools. (Saturday November 19th, 2016 — Patch.com )

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WA wine producer upholds Rudolf Steiner principles of planting to the moon and planets An award-winning Western Australian winemaker says farming in step with the moon's lunar cycle is not only good practice, it also has a direct impact on the "character" of the end product. Vanya Cullen said she had adopted principles set out by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, credited as having introduced the concept of organic agriculture during a series of lectures in Germany in 1924. (Monday November 14th, 2016 — ABC Online - Australia)

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Waldorf students receive letter from President Obama On September 15, 2016 President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, approximately 150 miles offshore of Cape Cod as the first national monument in the Atlantic. ... Recently, the sixth grade students sent postcards with their watercolor paintings of ocean life to President Obama in support of this marine monument and the protection of the great diversity of ocean life in this area, including deep-sea coral, sperm whales, and Kemp’s ridley turtles. President Obama replied to the students in a letter commending the students for their interest in these environmental concerns. (Monday November 14th, 2016 — Cape Cod Today - )

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Why Biodynamic Wine Is The Future Biodynamics was at first a challenge, but it respects vines and biodiversity. Yet its also simple and we add nothing to the wines, explained the owners son, winemaker Guillaume Hubert. (Monday November 14th, 2016 — Forbes - USA)

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