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Success! The EU Is Banning Bee-Killing Pesticides European nations will not allow three popular neonicotinoids, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, to be sprayed on fields. Although the EU previously had a partial ban on using these particular pesticides on flowering plants that are particularly attractive to bees, that step was deemed insufficient given the continued harm they did to the bee population. (Saturday April 28th, 2018 — Care2.com - USA)

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Group weighs fundraiser to replace cracked Housatonic River 'flowform' It helps water find a rhythm between a Main Street storm drain and the riverbank. It is both a small and a large gesture. A statement. A wish for a troubled river. ... Flowforms, as they are called, purify and aerate water by mimicking its natural and most harmonious flow, said Rachel Fletcher, founder and director of the Housatonic River Walk, a National Recreation Trail, which installed these in 1994. (Tuesday April 24th, 2018 — Berkshire Eagle - Great Barrington, Massachusetts USA)

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The 9 Most Beautiful Biodynamic Wineries in the World With the increasing spotlight on conservation around the world, more vineyards are committed to sustainability and becoming biodynamic now than ever before, adhering to the principles of the philosopher Rudolf Steiner. He believed that the position of the moon and stars within specific constellations and times of year influenced the growth of the vines, roots, flowers, and fruit. Many such vineyards go the extra mile, by resorting to "dry-farming" principles, plowing the soil with livestock and hand-picking the grapes. Herewith, AD lists the most beautiful biodynamic vineyards around the world: (Sunday April 22nd, 2018 — Architectural Digest )

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How one family uses biodynamic farming to rejuvenate weathered Australian soil Biodynamic farming was founded by Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner in the 1920s to counter the emergence of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. It views soil health, vegetation and livestock management holistically and focuses on enhancing soil fertility. But the dry and challenging conditions faced by Australia's soils are in contrast to the rich, moist climates of Europe where the Koenigs began farming. (Sunday March 18th, 2018 — ABC Online - Australia)

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Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed The pigments, Potts and his co-authors now believe, were part of a prehistoric trade network—one that existed 100,000 years earlier than scientists previously thought. (Thursday March 15th, 2018 — Smithsonian online - USA)

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What Does The New "Regenerative Organic Certification" Mean? "Regenerative Organic Certification builds upon the near 100-year legacy of organic movement visionaries like J. I. Rodale and Dr. Rudolf Steiner and provides stepwise guidance for farming and ranching operations, transportation, slaughter, and processing facilities that produce food, cosmetics, and fiber," says the coalition's website. (Thursday March 15th, 2018 — One Green Planet )

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Native American nonprofit aims to boost community health by teaching Lakota language His mother is a Lakota speaker but chose not to teach it to her children. Now Firethunder is the Lakota language and cultural coordinator at the Lakota Waldorf School on that reservation. (Wednesday March 14th, 2018 — New York Nonprofit Media )

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Development has overtaken 11 million acres of the best U.S. farmland The following excerpts appeared at Rural America In These Times under the headline In Less Than One Generation, We've Lost More Than 10 Million Acres of the Best U.S. Farmland: (Tuesday March 6th, 2018 — Daily Kos - USA)

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Why biodynamic is the next big trend in beauty So as the naturals market balloons, forward-thinking beauty brands are forging the next phase in farm-to-face beauty by beginning to place an emphasis on biodynamics. The standards for growing biodynamic crops far surpass those for organic ones. (Monday March 5th, 2018 — Well+Good - New York, New York, USA)

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Berkshire Waldorf High School Wins NASA Climate Change Internship Berkshire Waldorf High School life science teacher Lee Magadini has been awarded a year-long internship with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, working with the Climate Change Research Initiative. Magadini is one of four interns chosen from among thousands of applicants. (Friday March 2nd, 2018 — iBerkshires.com - North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

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Norway's doomsday seed vault is getting a $13 million upgrade to fight against climate change The doomsday seed vault in Norway is getting a $13 million upgrade designed to protect its priceless cache of seeds from the rising threat of climate change. (Wednesday February 28th, 2018 — Daily Kos - USA)

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Pasadena Waldorf High School Students Earn Coveted Spot in Musical Competition For the past six months, Pasadena Waldorf High School students Ellie Shakespeare (12th grade) and Oliviana Marie (9th grade) have been working hard writing and refining their original musical The Middle of Nowhere as part of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ “Creating Musical Theatre” program. In February, the duo presented their musical to legendary multiple Oscar and Grammy winning composer and writer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Pippin, Godspell) in Beverly Hills. Schwartz, known for his mentoring of new writers, spent the afternoon offering Ellie and Oliviana feedback and advice regarding their show. (Tuesday February 27th, 2018 — Pasadena Now )

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Technology vs. tradition: creating the perfect learning environment Some education experts are still wary of introducing technology too soon, as Janni Nicol, advisor for the Steiner Waldorf education, argues. “Children have lots of time to work with technology at a later stage and to use it creatively. If they use it too young, it takes them over; they’re absorbed by it rather than able to use it.” (Tuesday February 27th, 2018 — Ed Exec - London UK)

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Moonshine Wine Here's something to ponder. At a recent tasting of New Zealand wines, Andy Crozier of Burn Cottage suggested I reconsider poo-pooing the more controversial elements of biodynamic farming. (Sunday February 25th, 2018 — Independent.ie )

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New study says that organic food diets promote significant benefits to our environment A large study of almost 35,000 people reports that environmental sustainability could be greatly enriched if we all began taking on more plant-based organic, healthier diets. (Friday February 23rd, 2018 — Daily Kos - USA)

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Down to earth with biodynamic growing practices "Ask yourself what is correct ethically and aesthetically, and then what is useful economically; something is right if it helps to preserve the integrity, the stability and the beauty of the ecological community." Aldo Leopold. (Thursday February 22nd, 2018 — Nelson Mail )

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German Cities To Trial Ambitious Free Public Transport Plans The university city of Tubingen, in southwest Germany, is testing free public transportation for all residents. Two weeks ago, the city began a two-year pilot project using its own funds to provide free rides on Saturdays. (Thursday February 22nd, 2018 — HuffPost - USA)

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Wine so clean, building so green In every aspect of their farming and winemaking, co-founders Barbara and Bill Steele emphasize purity, balance and respect for natural resources. This extends from the Biodynamic-certified vineyard and farm to the winery, and now is embodied in one of the sleekest, most sustainably crafted tasting rooms anywhere. (Wednesday February 21st, 2018 — The Register-Guard )

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Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum in Switzerland is a philosophical masterpiece When Austrian architect and thinker Rudolf Steiner developed his philosophy of Anthroposophy in Germany at the turn of the 20th century, he soon came to require a place from which to spread its teachings of spirituality and science. Named after German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose works Steiner studied and revered, the Goetheanum was therefore born for this purpose on the rising slopes of the Jura Mountains overlooking the town of Dornach, Switzerland. (Friday February 16th, 2018 — Wallpaper - London UK)

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France to make half of all food in public sector organic or local by 2022 He said as France is showing, public procurement can be a "powerful tool" for supporting local and organic farmers, and can make an "important contribution" towards improved public health. (Monday February 5th, 2018 — farminguk.com - UK)

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