Malcolm trained in biology and botany and has studied anthroposophy, Goethean science, and biodynamics for 35 years. He was the editor and co-translator of Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture (1993) and is currently working on a revised and expanded second edition. At present he also works in forestry, conducts research on biodynamic and related themes, and anchors the Hudson Valley Biodynamic Group.