More than 600 farmers, gardeners, educators, researchers, business people, and food lovers gathered in Louisville, Kentucky on November 13-16 for rich discussions around the theme of “Farming for Health.” The community that converged here for four days presented a heartening image of the vital biodynamic community that stretches across North America. The elders of the biodynamic movement were well represented, sharing their years of accumulated wisdom and providing mentorship to the enthusiastic younger generations seeking to deepen their understanding of biodynamics. This rich and diverse community was a mirror of the dynamic state of biodynamics on the continent today.
By coming together in this way, the biodynamic community helped to anchor the healing impulse of biodynamics, demonstrating the importance of this movement in broader discussions of the integration of holistic medicine and agriculture. The sustainable food and agriculture community is beginning to focus on these issues, which have long been central to biodynamics and Rudolf Steiner’s teachings, and the insights and visions brought forth at the conference can have a great impact as we journey toward a healthier future. Read more....
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Conference photos ©Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography.