The workshop will lead participants into a practical experience of how the principles of biodynamics that we work with on a farm, can also be taken up within social life — both in community building at the local level, as well as in transforming the larger systemic problems our society faces. This workshop will introduce participants to a few of these holistic principles and provide lots of opportunities to practice them through self-reflection, social-artistic exercises, and conversations drawing on participants' questions and experiences of the conference each day. In addition, we will look at how these same principles work within society at large, and at the role of food and farming in this larger context. Some issues we may explore include land and capital ownership, social and racial injustice, and ecological degradation. Drawing on Steiner's threefold ideas and the interests and passions of the participants, we will roll up our sleeves and work to envision the potential of a biodynamic approach to social transformation.
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