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Differences Between Montessori & Waldorf Schools, For Parents Weighing Their Options to paint a general picture, Romper spoke to two experts from both educational philosophies who work at each school to get an idea of what differentiates a Montessori versus a Waldorf school experience. (Sunday August 23rd, 2020 — Romper - New York, NY USA)

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Farming family lives their lives around nature and agriculture, Part 1 The Espitals are: Gio Paolo Espital, Laila Pornel-Espital, and their son, Seed Nayon. Gio is a farmer and community engagement officer of Good Food Community, an alternative food distribution in the form of community shared agriculture which connects small- holding farmers and consumers. He also runs a service and retail brand called Elements of Tomorrow (ELMTM) which makes and sells bokashi composting kits. (Sunday August 23rd, 2020 — Manila Bulletin - )

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Back to School: Educating students for an unimaginable future begins today at The Waldorf School of Mendocino County The Waldorf movement is the largest and fastest-growing alternative and nonsectarian education system around the world. (Wednesday August 19th, 2020 — Ukiah Daily Journal - Mendocino County, California USA)

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Kernza Research Underway There is a relatively new type of grain, which supporters say is safer for the environment. A nonprofit organization is taking part in research that aims to give producers more solutions. The alternative grain, which is called Kernza, doesn't grow like traditional wheat. Nicole Tahges, agro-ecologist for the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, said a key difference is that it's not an annual, and after one planting, could keep producing crops over several years. That helps reduce tillage, and she noted Kernza roots run deeper into the ground, providing additional benefits to soil. (Friday August 14th, 2020 — AgInfo Network - Walla Walla Washington USA)

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How the World’s No. 1 Ranked Restaurant Is Reinventing Itself Around the Moon and the Stars In 2019, Colagreco became the first foreign-born chef in France to earn three Michelin stars, and the French Riviera restaurant topped the influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking. ... Overall, Mirazur is supplied by five organic and biodynamic gardens in the Menton area that total about 12 acres. ... In biodynamic agriculture, plants are grown and harvested in accordance with the phases of the moon. Just as the moon’s gravitational pull can cause tides to rise and fall, it’s believed that the rhythms of the moon play an important role in the four parts of plant life: roots, leaves, fruits and flowers. The biodynamic planting calendar serves as a guide for farmers on the optimum days for sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting the crops. For Mirazur’s renaissance, which reopened June 12, these same principles are at the center of the new menu. (Friday July 10th, 2020 — RobbReport.com)

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Regenerative ag: what is it and are you doing it already without realising? ... regenerative agriculture is a broad school, far less prescriptive than organic farming. (Friday July 10th, 2020 — North Queensland Register - Australia)

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The law that could make climate change illegal Once in office, Denmark’s new government, a coalition of left-wing parties led by the Social Democrats, began work on an ambitious climate law, which came into force in June. (Tuesday July 7th, 2020 — BBC online)

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BP and Shell Write-Off Billions in Assets, Citing Covid-19 and Climate Change Two of the world's largest energy companies have sent their strongest signals yet that the coronavirus pandemic may accelerate a global transition away from oil, and that billions of dollars invested in fossil fuel assets could go to waste. ... Royal Dutch Shell ... BP (Thursday July 2nd, 2020 — Inside Climate News.org)

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Leading Kenyan school plugs the COVID-19 learning gap with Avaya Spaces Leading Kenyan school plugs the COVID-19 learning gap wi As over 17 million students across Kenya face a third month of being locked out of classrooms, the country’s leading schools are turning to video collaboration technologies from Avaya to ensure that their students can continue learning. (Wednesday July 1st, 2020 — Intelligent CIO Africa )

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Mirazur, the world’s best restaurant, is serving food in sync with moon phases Its Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco already uses biodynamic principles — following the natural cycles — in the kitchen garden of his Mirazur restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean on the French Riviera. From now on, he said, he would follow the same principles on the plate too. Colagreco, the first foreign chef ever to get the maximum three Michelin stars in France ... (Wednesday July 1st, 2020 — Prestige Online)

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salagnac arquitectos completes its waldorf school along white sands of costa rica salagnac arquitectos adapts the architecture of the waldorf school to the coastal site, with minimal impact and harmonious dialogue with its natural environment. (Wednesday July 1st, 2020 — Design Boom)

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Troon Renaissance: Historic Applegate vineyard goes Biodynamic With the purchase of Troon Vineyard in 2017, the couple started “a new entity on a new voyage with a new mission” and set about resurrecting the neglected land as well as giving new life to the brand that had languished in recent years. Crucial to recovery was the wholehearted adoption of Biodynamic standards. (Wednesday July 1st, 2020 — OregonWinePress.com )

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Mexico Announces Phase-Out and Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico’s Environment Ministry, has announced that glyphosate-based herbicides will be phased out of use in the country by 2024 to protect human health and the environment. (Saturday June 27th, 2020 — SusatainablePulse.com)

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"They know the importance of the soil” "Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming (Saturday June 27th, 2020 — The Cattle Site)

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He Quit a 16-Year Career to Bring Organic Food to Your Doorsteps, Now Earns Lakhs “Make food your medicine and it will take care of your health,” says the Mumbaikar who became a full-time farmer after quitting his job. Today, his crates of farm-fresh produce are enjoyed by hundreds of customers. (Friday June 26th, 2020 — The Better India)

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When A Devastating Cyclone Plunged Towns Into Darkness, One Community Kept The Lights On The Bay of Bengal community was able to avoid blackouts after Cyclone Amphan by relying on solar energy microgrids. (Friday June 26th, 2020 — Huffpost - NY)

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Mexico Announces Phase-Out and Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico’s Environment Ministry, has announced that glyphosate-based herbicides will be phased out of use in the country by 2024 to protect human health and the environment. (Wednesday June 24th, 2020 — Sustainable Pulse -- )

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Meet the guys who make vegan leather out of cactus leaves to save the environment Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, two entrepreneurs from Mexico, have found a way to transform cactus leaves into vegan leather. (Wednesday June 17th, 2020 — Scoop Upworth)

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He's been planting a tree on a remote island every day for 40 years. Now, it's unrecognizable. 40 years ago, the island was a barren desert. It was only in 1979 when forestry worker Jadav "Molai" Payeng decided to improve Majuli's ecosystem that it flourished into what it is today. Payeng, 16 at the time, vowed to plant a tree on the island every single day. It has been four decades since he made the vow and the island has since been transformed into a forest reserve, thanks to his efforts. (Tuesday June 16th, 2020 — Scoop Upworthy)

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Organic Wine And Biodynamic Wine, What Is It, Exactly? A small percentage of organic producers will also convert to “biodynamic” farming. ... In short, biodynamic farming is organic farming plus the principles laid out by Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s. Steiner was the founder of the anthroposophy movement. He issued his guidelines for biodynamic agriculture to help farmers who complained that their soil was losing its health due to the use of artificial fertilizers. In biodynamic farming, you want to make your vines strong so that they can resist attacks from diseases. To help the vines, you use the so-called biodynamic preparation. ... (Monday June 15th, 2020 — Forbes)

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