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The Many Facets of
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Capturing wild moments: Bonny Doon marine photographer Jodi Frediani earns top award Jodi Frediani ... She won first place for the art of nature category in the BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. Sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the competition drew roughly 6,000 global entries of photographers vying for recognition. (Saturday July 22nd, 2017 — Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz, California USA)

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Dirty work sometimes requires an even dirtier mentor Kate Roller, who needed a school project, selected car engine repair. ... what she wanted to do for her Linden Waldorf School eighth-grade project. (Friday July 21st, 2017 — The Ledger - Nashville, Tennessee USA)

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COLUMN: How early should children do chores? “Engaging children in work around the household is really important,” said Christine Martin, principal at Squamish Waldorf School. “Work is play for them and it helps develop a healthy attitude that contributing to the household is just normal.” Children also want to help, Martin added. “They want to please and they want to figure out the world, so by helping with household chores we are helping them subconsciously understand the world they live in.” The younger we start, it seems, the better. (Thursday July 20th, 2017 — Squamish Chief - Squamish, British Columbia CANADA)

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Sonoma Valley turkey ranch turns its soil to cannabis cultivation An old turkey ranch near Glen Ellen is the site of a very new business model, applying biodynamic principals that have worked well in grape production and other agricultural practices to the rapidly-growing field of legal cannabis cultivation. (Thursday July 20th, 2017 — Sonoma Index-Tribune - Sonoma, California USA)

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Wine and weed leaders collaborate on Biodynamic Sonoma Valley pot farm Mike Benziger has been a long-time advocate for Biodynamic farming at his former wineries, Benziger Family Winery and Imagery Winery. Under giant ponderosa pines, Benziger helped a team from San Francisco-based SPARC on three test cannabis plots in the Valley of the Moon and continues to work with SPARC toward Demeter Biodynamic certification. (Tuesday July 18th, 2017 — North Bay Business Journal - Santa Rosa, California USA)

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De Stijl, the movement of Mondrian, turns 100 Benno Tempel, director of The Hague's Gemeentemuseum, which owns about a quarter of all surviving Mondrian works. The museum is exhibiting "The Discovery of Mondrian" through Sept. 24 ... Tempel thanks Austrian spiritualist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who founded something called anthroposophy, with Mondrian's decision to pivot away from an unsuccessful body of highly symbolic works. "Mondrian writes a letter to Rudolf Steiner about his paintings, and he does not react," Tempel said. "What if Steiner was very enthusiastic and said, 'Come over to my place. You can be the painter of our movement'? That would have been a horror for history." (Saturday July 15th, 2017 — National Catholic Reporter - Kansas City, Missouri USA)

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Winery cuts electrical use by 80 per cent Southbrook already holds the designation of being the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold-level winery in Canada, and its vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic - even the sheep, who roam through the rows of vines eating weeds and bugs, are fed organically-grown hay (Thursday July 13th, 2017 — Niagara Advance - Niagara On The Lake, Ontario CANADA)

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Cork to compost: How biodynamics makes for truly sustainable winemaking Sustainable wine farming isn't just about the grapes - it's about all elements involved in making wine, from lighter bottles and composting to protecting air quality and giving back to the community. We spoke to Roland Peens, Director of Wine Cellar: Fine Wine Merchants & Cellarers and winemaker Johan Reyneke of Reyneke Wines about the true meaning of sustainability in winemaking. ... Not only are old vines now being farmed better and more sustainably, but new vineyards are being farmed better and, therefore, producing better wines. (Wednesday July 12th, 2017 — Bizcommunity.com - South Africa)

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Degeneration Nation: Connecting the Dots Between Factory Farms, Roundup, GMOs, and Fake 'Natural' Foods The culinary directive from Congress and the White House this summer goes something like this: Don’t worry. Shut up and eat your Frankenfoods, cheap junk foods, and factory-farmed meat, dairy and poultry. Don’t worry about Monsanto’s Roundup or Dow’s neonic residues in your food and water. Don’t worry about the dubious fare at your local supermarkets, including thousands of products fraudulently labeled or advertised as “natural.” (Tuesday July 11th, 2017 — Organic Consumers Association - Finland, Minnesota USA)

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How will we source clean energy for all? In the 21st Century, we’re poised to use more renewable energy sources than ever before, including those from wind or water. ... But where in the world will all this renewable power come from? (Tuesday July 11th, 2017 — BBC online - UK)

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The Liquid Expression of the Landscape: Tasting Something New [Laura di Collobiano]and others in the same field of biodynamic farming, see themselves not as “fighters of disease but as creators of health” (another expression). It was fascinating to hear how it can be practical to be healthy, practical to cooperate with other farmers and makers of wine in an atmosphere where people are glad for the variety of products, realizing that no one person or azienda can do or make everything. And it turns out the 70% of agriculture in Lucca is in fact biodynamic, encouraging also. (Tuesday July 11th, 2017 — HuffPost - USA)

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Chance robots will be a vine thing Robots could one day be trundling down vineyard rows, plucking leaves, estimating yields, spraying fruit and harvesting bunches of grapes to make Marlborough sauvignon blanc. The use of robots in the vineyard was discussed at the Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowers Conference, which was being held over three days in Blenheim, at the ASB Theatre. (Friday June 30th, 2017 — Stuff.co.nz - Wellington, New Zealand)

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California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals The listing is the latest legal setback for the company, which has faced increasing litigation over glyphosate since WHO said that it was “probably carcinogenic.” (Tuesday June 27th, 2017 — Huffington Post - USA)

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How Libraries Won Over The Hearts Of Millennials That’s the main finding of a new report from Pew Research Center, which reveals that more millennials use their local libraries than other adult generations. Pew’s data, collected in a survey administered during fall 2016, found that 53% of millennials said they’d used a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. (Tuesday June 27th, 2017 — Daily Good: Good Education)

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Progressive coffee sourcing in San Diego Barrio Logan’s Café Virtuoso has sourced only organic coffee from its inception. This year it’s gone a step further: sourcing certified biodynamic beans. (Monday June 26th, 2017 — San Diego Reader - San Diego, California USA)

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Two More Rescued Orangutans Return to Their Forest Home Following a 17-hour journey by car, boat and foot, they were released in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park. (Monday June 26th, 2017 — Care2.com - USA)

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The sustainability of organic wine production Biodynamic wine is made and grown on the principles established by Rudolf Steiner. Biodynamic farming is by default organic, but considers the farm as part of a total living system. This includes the influence of the moon and planets, and the entire interdependent ecosystem of wildlife, natural habitat, vineyards and people. (Friday June 23rd, 2017 — Bizcommunity.com - South Africa)

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The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle An 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it. (Thursday June 8th, 2017 — BBC online - UK)

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China Turns On the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm Built by the company Sungrow Power Supply, the power plant will produce enough energy to power 15,000 homes, Zheng reports. (Wednesday June 7th, 2017 — Smithsonian online - USA)

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Financial Times declares a winner in the war for energy’s future, and Big Oil won’t be happy The details of this transition are spelled out in a new, must-read, 4000-word article in the Financial Times, “The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable.” What is most remarkable about the article is that it appears in the Financial Times. The free-market oriented paper is the “most important business read” for the world’s top financial decision makers and “the most credible publication in reporting financial and economic issues” for global professional investors, according to surveys. (Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 — Think Progress - USA)

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