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GUEST COLUMN: Education with limited computer access? Believe it In a Pew Internet Project study conducted in 2012, nearly 90 percent of teachers said digital technologies were creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans. That's hardly the way to promote a vibrant and productive democracy. (Friday September 30th, 2016 — MyWebTimes.com - )

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Freeport Waldorf school to expand campus The Maine Coast Waldorf School has launched a $6.1 million capital campaign that includes three major projects. The campaign, which is the largest in the school’s history, will create a new high school campus, expand the school’s Community Hall building, and create an educational support center. Most of the work is expected to be completed next year. (Tuesday September 27th, 2016 — The Forecaster - Freeport, Maine USA)

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Detroit’s Waldorf School gets historic marker The 92-year-old founder of the Detroit Waldorf School was present to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary Saturday by dedicating a historic marker at the Albert Kahn-designed building in Detroit’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. Amelia Wilhelm founded the school with her late husband Rudolf Wilhelm in 1965. (Monday September 26th, 2016 — The Detroit News - Detroit, Michigan USA)

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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 2012 – Commonage, by Culturstruction Commonage, an art and architectural project, was founded in 2010 in Callan, Co Kilkenny. The name was inspired by Augustinian monks who left their land to the townspeople in the 16th century as a common resource. The idea for an architectural strand for Callan’s Abhainn Rí Arts Festival of Participation and Inclusion came from Patrick Lydon, who had worked at a Camphill Community for people with learning disabilities, and was fuelled by his concerns about the decline of small towns all over Ireland. (Saturday September 24th, 2016 — Irish Times)

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Detroit Waldorf School Celebrates 50th Anniversary On Saturday, the Detroit Waldorf School celebrates its 50th anniversary in the city. The building in the Indian Village neighborhood was built in 1913, designed by architect Albert Kahn. (Friday September 23rd, 2016 — WDET - Detroit, Michigan USA)

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Gérard Bertrand and the Art de Vivre “Biodynamics changed my life,” Bertrand declared. “It is the DNA of the company.” (Thursday September 22nd, 2016 — Napa Valley Register - Napa, California USA)

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Pesticide Companies' Own Secret Tests Showed Their Products Harm Bees: Report Agrochemical giants Syngenta and Bayer discovered in their own tests that their pesticides caused severe harm to bees, according to unpublished documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the environmental group Greenpeace. The companies conducted the trials on products that used the controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, which have long been linked to rapid bee decline. Neonics are also the world's most commonly used pesticide. (Thursday September 22nd, 2016 — Common Dreams)

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Eugene Waldorf School’s ‘no homework’ policy draws interest Instead of interacting with screens, Waldorf students learn to play musical instruments, work in wood, paint, bake, dance, crochet, sculpt and other crafts ­that are a mandatory part of the academic curriculum, which also includes writing, mathematics, history and other academic basics. (Wednesday September 21st, 2016 — The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon USA)

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Startup bets on ‘slow water’ In a milestone that took more than a decade to reach, the team is testing the first commercial-scale prototype of a device designed to generate electricity from slow-moving river and ocean currents. Called VIVACE, the device harnesses a phenomenon called flow-induced motion. It weighs 12 tons and it’s submerged in 26 feet of water. (Wednesday September 21st, 2016 — Michigan Today - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA)

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Amazing Fossil Find Shows Bug Inside Lizard Inside Snake Researchers working at Germany’s Messel Pit, a disused quarry near Frankfurt, recently discovered a fossil that shows a bug inside a lizard inside a snake. Or as Discover magazine calls it: “essentially a prehistoric turducken.” (Thursday September 8th, 2016 — Huffington Post - USA)

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Long-Disputed Maya Manuscript Turns Out To Be The Real Deal New analysis shows the controversial Grolier Codex is no forgery. (Thursday September 8th, 2016 — Huffington Post - USA)

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Mighty Oak Elementary opens in Essex The first Waldorf-inspired school in Windsor-Essex opened its doors Tuesday to the delight of local parents seeking an alternative education for their children. (Wednesday September 7th, 2016 — CBC.ca - Windsor, Ontario Canada)

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SPINS Partners With Demeter USA to Bolster Biodynamic Product Certification SPINS® proudly announces Biodynamic® certification as the newest attribute to appear in its SATORI™ reporting and analytics tool. The partnership with Demeter USA®, the only certification agency for Biodynamic products in the U.S., enables manufacturer and retailer partners to engage with this growing movement toward healthy and sustainable means of production across a multitude of product categories. (Wednesday September 7th, 2016 — BevNET.com )

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How First Nations Have Enhanced the Forest Over 13,000 Years of Habitation While most human occupation harms the landscape, new research shows that British Columbia’s coastal First Nations have made the forest thrive. (Tuesday September 6th, 2016 — Care2.com - USA)

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U.S. Gives Laos $90 Million In Aid To Help Clear Unexploded Ordnance From 1964 to 1973, U.S. warplanes dropped more than 270 million cluster munitions on the communist country, one-third of which did not explode. (Tuesday September 6th, 2016 — Huffington Post - USA)

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Costco Joins a Host of Retailers Refusing to Sell GMO Salmon Costco joins supermarket chains including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and Kroger in promising not to sell the genetically modified fish, according to environmental group Friends of the Earth. (Sunday September 4th, 2016 — TakePart.com)

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Farley Macallan, Hackney, review: ‘biodynamic evening that set our eyes alight’ Farley Macallan “reinvents the local” with biodynamic wines and provides a welcoming atmosphere, despite its position on Hackney’s noisy crossroads (Friday September 2nd, 2016 — Islington Gazette - UK)

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Boulder County history: Shining Mountain school reflects on its past School administrators are currently in the process of documenting the school's history, but some of their archives were damaged during the flood of September 2013. Alumni and former parents are being asked to flip through their photo albums to help supplement what is left. (Tuesday August 30th, 2016 — Boulder Daily Camera - Boulder, Colorado USA)

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Bubbles in your backyard: Love Apple Farms aims to give gardeners grounding in biodynamic growing Organic food just got one-upped. Biodynamics looks to be the new front-runner in the push for healthy and efficient farming methods. ... “A fully-functioning biodynamic farm can live in its own little bubble,” Sandberg said. “It means we preserve the life of the soil. Most conventional farmers use so many fertilizers and fumigants that their soil is dead.” (Tuesday August 30th, 2016 — Monterey County Herald - Monterey, California USA)

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Fern Verrow biodynamic farm – in pictures Current resident columnists on Cook magazine Jane Scotter and Harry Astley farm at Fern Verrow, a patch of 16 acres on the border of England and Wales. They are led by the principles of biodynamic farming, pioneered by Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s, to address dwindling soil fertility and degenerating crop quality. Judging by the quality of their produce, it works... Photography by Elena Heatherwick. (Tuesday August 30th, 2016 — The Guardian - UK)

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