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Olive oil from small Whanganui biodynamic farm finds ready market locally A small Whanganui farm neglected for years is producing olive oil from trees originally planted for decoration. (Tuesday January 15th, 2019 — New Zealand Herald )

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A Selection Of Top-quality "Biodynamic" Wine Producers, From Biodyvin Only a tiny fraction of the world’s wine producers are “biodynamic.” It’s an odd concept. Sometimes it is thought of as being a mystic sect, sometimes people believe it is just another word for “organic.” Neither is true. Most importantly, it is a group of producers that include some top quality wineries making very exciting wines. (Friday January 11th, 2019 — Forbes)

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California is embracing prefab architecture with innovation, talent, and investment While many of these outfits are relatively new, legacy prefab designers are also making strides. Office of Mobile Design (OMD) principal Jennifer Siegal has been working at the intersection of portable architecture and housing for over two decades, pioneering a distinct approach to modular design that is flexible enough to include additions to existing buildings, as well as develop modular commercial structures. Siegal recently partnered with builder Bevyhouse and premium kitchen designer Tortoise to develop her own line of prefab ADU models and is also currently working on a modular design for the Sanderling Waldorf School in Carlsbad, California. (Friday January 11th, 2019 — The Architect's Newspaper )

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Roadside Hedges Could Reduce Air Pollution by 63% What the researchers found was that, perhaps surprisingly, roadsides that had only hedges were actually more effective at cutting pollution—in some cases by as much as 63 percent when it came to the cancer-causing pollutant black carbon. (Friday January 11th, 2019 — Care2.com)

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Sandy’s Garden ... Mistletoe and the ‘C’ Word If we come right up to date, in December 2018 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde described mistletoe therapy in these words: “Mistletoe therapy is an anthroposophical medicine and can be integrated with conventional cancer treatment. It involves the prescribed use of mistletoe by qualified doctors and nurses. (Monday December 31st, 2018 — Falkirk Herald )

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Regeneration: Solving the Immigration and Climate Crises at the Same Time "Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy." - Dr. Vandana Shiva (Wednesday July 18th, 2018 — RegenerationInternation online -)

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Bellarine Peninsula orchard grows huge variety of fruit organically and biodynamically The last of Janet and Steve Michael's Tahitian limes will be picked this week. ... It was this self-sufficiency that led the couple to run an organic and biodynamic farming business that shunned chemicals, growing fruit - strawberry guavas, feijoas, blood limes, tangelos and a range of citrus - and Russian garlic. (Wednesday July 11th, 2018 — The Weekly Times - Australia)

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Italian Winery "Querciabella" Is Leading the Way in Organic Biodynamic Vegan Wine Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni is the owner and chairman of one of the most esteemed and forward-thinking wineries in Europe, Querciabella, located in the heart of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, Italy. Sebastiano has developed his winery to become not only organic and biodynamic but also 100% vegan from the soil to the glass. (Tuesday July 10th, 2018 — LIVEKINDLY )

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Winemakers over the moon with biodynamic viticulture Biodynamic methods - sometimes described as "organic-plus" - are based on writings by Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. As well as excluding chemicals, the focus is on soil improvement - hence the cow horn and other homeopathic enhancers - as well as working the vines when the plants and conditions are ready, rather than to human schedules. An estimated 15 per cent of European wine production is biodynamic, with the US not too far behind, while it is also growing in Australia, where about 50 wineries have adopted it. (Tuesday July 10th, 2018 — The Australian )

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Aberdeen school launches $10m design contest A globally respected special needs institution in Scotland has launched a call for architects to design a $10m upgrade of two of its three campuses. Camphill School Aberdeen was founded in 1940 by a group of Austrian refugees inspired by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. An independent charity, it offers education care and therapy for children and young people with additional support needs, either as day pupils or on a residential basis. (Monday July 9th, 2018 — Building Design - UK)

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Biodynamic Farming: Somewhere Between Science and Faith "Biodynamic agriculture goes beyond widespread methods as it bans the use of treatments involving synthetic chemicals and pays close attention to other issues such as the origin of fertilizers."- Massimiliano D'addario, Marina Palusci (Monday July 9th, 2018 — Olive Oil Times )

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Review: Educational Benefits of a School Garden Ripe for Change (Harvard Education Press, 2015), by Jane S. Hirschi takes a look at one way it can be done by introduction garden-based learning into educational systems. Hirschi takes a big-picture view of the school garden movement and the state of garden-based learning in public K-8 education. This excerpt, which explains the benefits that come from taking the classroom to the school garden, is from Chapter 2, "What Learning Looks Like in the Garden: Making Connections Across Subjects and Grade Levels." (Monday July 9th, 2018 — UTNE - Ogden Publications Topeka, Kansas USA)

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Seven Stars Farm Sets the Standard for Organic Farming Seven Stars Farm has its origins with philanthropists Mabel Pew Myrin and husband Alarik Myrin. In 1939, they purchased 1,000 acres of farmland northwest of Phoenixville, naming it Kimberton Farms. Followers of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the father of biodynamic farming, they wanted to put into practice both his agriculture methods and his Waldorf approach to education. Next door to the farm, they established the Kimberton Waldorf School, which is still in operation. The property was eventually divided between the school and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, a farming, gardening and handcrafting community that caters to adults with developmental disabilities. (Monday July 9th, 2018 — Mainline Today - )

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Half-science, half-mysticism, the world of biodynamic wine is weird and wonderful Organic, biodynamic and natural wines are increasingly apparent on menus across London's restaurants and wine bars, though most customers are unaware of the distinctions between them. Organics are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers, and with far fewer chemicals, colourings and preservatives than conventional wines. On organic vineyards farmers will avoid intervention, opting instead to plant a diverse selection of plants and vegetables to attract wildlife that naturally help keep the vines disease and pest-free. At Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux, they lace the soil with butterfly-attracting pheromones. (Saturday July 7th, 2018 — City A.M. - London, UK)

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Biodynamic forum held in Wanaka and Clyde Maori star lore, the winter solstice and water and earth energy were popular topics for the nearly 100 people who attended the 2018 New Zealand Biodynamic Association's conference, in Clyde and Wanaka from June 22 to 24. ... She was particularly pleased to see about half those attending were young people, who were interested in biodynamic principles. (Wednesday July 4th, 2018 — New Zealand Herald )

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Kindergarten coders: When is too early to put kids in front of screens? ... demand is also up for no-tech education at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, a small private school in Germantown that teaches children from 24 months until eighth grade - without iPads, Chromebooks, or any screens whatsoever. There is a waiting list for first grade and other programs, according to Alexandra Borders, the school's director of advancement and enrollment. (Wednesday June 27th, 2018 — Philly.com - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA)

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Roussillon is France's most committed biodynamic and organic region with almost 60% of agricultural area planted with vines I wasn't aware that Roussillon is France's most committed biodynamic and organic region until I visited, with a growing number of the 2,200 wine growers converting to organic or biodynamic practices. (Friday June 22nd, 2018 — The Irish Sun - UK)

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Thank Your Lucky Seven Stars The farm practices both organic and biodynamic agriculture. Biodynamic ag is based on the teachings of Rudolph Steiner, founder of Waldorf education. According to The Biodynamic Association, biodynamics is a way "to integrate scientific understanding with a recognition of spirit in nature," and basically views the farm itself as a living organism, an interconnected web of plants, soil and animals. (Friday June 22nd, 2018 — San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco, California USA)

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Monsanto, You Can Run But You Can't Hide According to a Bayer June 4 statement,11 Monsanto's product line will keep their original brand names in the Bayer portfolio, but the Monsanto name is being retired. The merged entity will retain the Bayer name. Cultural integration is predicted to be a challenge for the new, now much larger Bayer. Bayer also has a shadowy past of its own that is in need of rehabilitation. (Tuesday June 19th, 2018 — Organic Consumers - Finland, Minnesota USA)

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Nurturing "Seedlings," the Story of Alternative Education in Taiwan A 24-year-old experimental school in Taipei exemplifies Taiwan's role as a leading advocate of alternative education. (Tuesday June 19th, 2018 — The News Lens International - )

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