Angela Hofmann was born in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1977 she started her education and training in biodynamic agriculture and horticulture in 1977, with a focus on dairy cattle management and milk processing.
In 1982 she left Germany and joined the Sekem initiative, which was founded in 1977 in the desert east of Cairo/Egypt. Here she was involved in all steps of building a farm in the desert, like water management, planting of trees and hedges, and compost production.
From its very beginning, Sekem has adopted biodynamic farming methods. To transfer this knowledge to other farmers, the Egyptian Biodynamic Association (EBDA) was founded in 1996. Today there are 140 farms with 3000ha under contract for biodynamic farming. She has been working in EBDA as an agricultural coordinator since its beginning and is responsible for making the biodynamic preparations for all Egyptian Demeter farms.
Since 1989 Sekem has run a school and since 1997 a vocational training center for holistic education. Angela works there as a teachers' trainer for workshop teachers and agricultural trainers.
Angela's overall goal is to further spread biodynamic farming methods. By doing so, she aims to build a deeper understanding of nature and its diversity, soil, water, air, plants, animals, and human beings, which she sees as the basis for responsibility and sustainable development.