Robert Karp is a writer, educator, consultant, and social entrepreneur informed by the insights of the philosopher and social activist Rudolf Steiner. Robert is the former Executive Director of, and current Strategic Advisor to, the Biodynamic Association and former Executive Director of Practical Farmers of Iowa. He is the founder and director of New Spirit Farmland Partnerships and the Monarch Farms Project, which helps organic, biodynamic and other conservation-minded farmers secure long-term access to farmland by facilitating partnerships with social impact investors. Robert lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can learn more about Robert’s work and find more of his writings on his website at