I especially love being at the conference each year and seeing someone get that ‘aha’ moment of understanding of biodynamics and the resolve that takes hold from knowing there is a better way, a more hope-filled way, to steward our planet acre by acre.
The staff of the Biodynamic Association has been busy jumping into the planning for the 2019 North American Biodynamic Conference, Cultivating Relationships: Earth, Cosmos, Community, taking place at Lake George, NY this coming November 20-24, and we want to share a bit with you about how this conference comes together.
I feel excited to work for an organization with such a diverse and far-reaching network and to be able to connect to farmers, scientists, and educators involved in biodynamic agriculture on a daily basis.
By Thea Maria Carlson: An update on the collaborative process, co-led by the Biodynamic Association, Demeter USA, the Josephine Porter Institute, and other partners, to imagine the future of biodynamics in the United States, with an eye toward the 100th anniversary of Rudolf Steiner's lectures to farmers in 2024.
By Olivia Sanders and Rocky Ramos: We are so grateful to have shared a magical five days at the Biodynamic Conference in Portland, Oregon with over 800 other biodynamic farmers, activists and advocates just three weeks ago. The weekend was buzzing with courageous, heart-opening conversations and deep questioning of society, consciousness, and agriculture.
By Rebecca Briggs: As a member of the BDA staff team, the Biodynamic Conference is for me, in many ways, a realization of all the work we do all year, whether in planning the conference itself or on our many other projects.
By Thea Maria Carlson: For transformation to happen, we need courage. Courage to step outside our comfort zones. Courage to keep going when we hit the rough spots. Courage to risk who we thought we were and what we thought we knew. And courage comes from the heart.