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Message in a bottle ... you may consider this to be the biggest load of plonk, but when I heard Gérard Bertrand - a former rugby player who looks more rock star than Mystic Mick - explain how this ensures a balance between the vines and the soil, my mind was opened to the possibility that quite a bit of this just might make sense. (Sunday September 3rd, 2017 — Independent.ie - Dublin, Ireland)

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Agriculture Why is the world going crazy over organic food? In the 1940s ... J.I Rodale coined the term organic to describe his system of agriculture based on the works of Sir Albert Howard in England, Rudolf Steiner in Germany and doctor William Albrecht of the University of Missouri. Around the same time, Lord Northbourne also adopted the term organic to describe the idea of the farm as an organism. All of these progenitors of the organic movement shared the same values as those people who embrace organic food today. (Friday September 1st, 2017 — Born2Invest - London, UK)

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Keen to live off the grid? This couple from Karnataka shows the way Not far from the city of Mysuru, in Halasuru village of Kote Taluka in Karnataka, Anjali Rudraraju and Kabir Cariappa have created their own little slice of paradise – Yarroway Farm. ... Although biodynamic farming methods are practised at Yarroway, Anjali and Kabir also make other compost such as panchagavya and ash nutrients, depending on the crops, season and soil situation. (Tuesday August 29th, 2017 — YourStory.com - Bengaluru, Karnataka, India )

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Gérard Bertrand: the man who helped save the Languedoc “It is a long journey that takes time. At first most of my staff said the boss has gone crazy, but now they will leave if we go back to conventional [winemaking].” Everyone I met had an almost evangelical belief in the project and in biodynamics. “I tell you, it works,” argues Bertrand. (Saturday August 26th, 2017 — Irish Times)

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A New Way Forward for American Agriculture At Polyface Farm, Sheri Salatin, daughter-in-law of Joel Salatin and marketing director at the farm, has seen firsthand the growing interest in sustainable farming from the youngest generations. (Friday August 25th, 2017 — BillMoyers.com )

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Thousands of Invasive Salmon Escape From Farm in Pacific Northwest Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped from a fish farm pen off the coast of Washington late last week, threatening native Pacific salmon and causing officials to enlist the help of citizen fishers in an effort to catch them. (Thursday August 24th, 2017 — Smithsonian online - USA)

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(Fish) farm to table That innovation is the small-scale Oasis Aquaponic Food Production System. It’s a practical method to grow fish and vegetables, using “aquaponics,” a little-known form of integrated aquaculture. (Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 — Michigan Today - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA)

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Beyond the conventional Alternative schools come as a big relief, away from a system obsessed with exams and unhealthy competition (Sunday August 20th, 2017 — The Hindu - India)

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Revolution With One Straw: How One Japanese Farmer Changed Modern Agriculture Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese farmer and philosopher who spearheaded natural farming, and began what is widely acknowledged as a revolution in the history of conventional agricultural practices. (Saturday August 19th, 2017 — The Better India )

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Biodynamic: A different kind of farming Biodynamic agriculture involves unusual practices, but producers stand by their results (Thursday August 17th, 2017 — Capital Press )

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Making Sense of Organic Wine Do you know your natural from your biodynamic? Our new series aims to clear up a muddy topic. (Wednesday August 16th, 2017 — Wine-Searcher )

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Plenty of room, wine with a view The Lightfoots have a rich heritage farming in the Annapolis Valley over eight generations, four of those developing a certified biodynamic farm that had been focused on commercial poultry. Biodynamic means that every aspect of the farm is used toward sustainable production. Even the yeast that grows on the vines is used in the wines’ fermentation process. (Monday August 14th, 2017 — TheChronicleHerald.ca - Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Goodbye to cooped-up creches: Making classrooms free-range At the Steiner Brigit’s Hearth in Co Clare preschoolers learn from nature (Saturday August 12th, 2017 — Irish Times )

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Former Waldorf Teacher Writes Memoir “My hope is to pull people in with the theme and then have them find that they like the story, too.” These sentiments belong to Kim Allsup of Falmouth, author of “A Gift of Wonder: A True Story, Showing School As It Should Be.” Published by Steiner Books, the memoir shipped earlier this month. It tells the story of Ms. Allsup’s first six years teaching at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod. (Thursday August 10th, 2017 — CapeNews.net )

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Farm-based Motueka Rudolf Steiner School plan given planning nod "The consents allow us to put a school on Rural 1 land," Garlick said. "There was no provision in the Tasman Resource Management Plan for that." (Wednesday August 9th, 2017 — Stuff.co.nz - Wellington, New Zealand)

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Advocating play in education “In Waldorf education, a child is considered as three-fold: a body, a soul, and a spirit. So the philosophy is very specific and the form of education is appropriate to the stage of development of the child,” she said. (Sunday August 6th, 2017 — Inquirer.net - Philippines )

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FoodNavigator.com Think of agriculture of the future and you may conjure up images of hydroponic lettuces grown in underground, urban bunkers or massive-scale precision farming using satellites and drones. But for campaign group Farms of the Future, the future is, and can only be, agroecology. (Tuesday August 1st, 2017 — FoodNavigator.com )

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New ways to learn O.C. has schools that focus on more than just traditional academics. Even when they participate in standardized testing (required of public schools), these institutions are committed to a larger vision for both education and the kind of people they want their students to become. (Monday July 31st, 2017 — OCRegister - Anaheim, California USA)

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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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