Daphne Amory Consulting (link is external), California
Daphne Amory works as an advisor and coach for leaders in organizations that are involved in regenerative processes. Using tools and cues from the theatre of nature, she helps her clients realize the greater potential for uncommon success that is collectively unfolding for them, thier land, and their business.
Santa Cruz Farm, NM
Don Bustos farms in the village of Santa Cruz in northern New Mexico on land his family has owned for more than three centuries. In the 1970s, Bustos began converting his farm from 100 acres of row crops to 3.5 acres of year-round organic production with more than 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables. In 2015 he was the recipient (link is external) of one of five James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, which recognize “who influence how, why and what we eat.” See www.afsc.org/video/don-bustos-traditional-farmer for a short video by the American Friends Service Committee featuring Bustos.
Megan Durney joined the Pfeiffer Center as an intern in 2006 and throughout the years has delved deeply into the art of Biodynamics through study and practice and has been involved in preparation-making, draft power, beekeeping, seed saving, intensive production gardening, and Biodynamic education and training. Currently she is a part of a collaborative leadership team working alongside the Fellowship, an intergenerational community centered around the care of the elderly, integrating land and educational programs in a new cooperative endeavor, creating a mutually supportive association of work and community.
Joseluis Ortiz is a land-based native New Mexican with roots in traditional agriculture that were passed on generationally through his Pueblo, Mexican Indian, and Indo-Hispano ancestry. He was born and raised in the traditional Indo-Hispano communities of northern New Mexico. Leaving his native homeland, he found himself in the Rio Abajo region in the Middle Rio Grande community of Atrisco. Here he was able to continue and practice his traditional agricultural land-based way of life while learning and living amongst the movement community. Throughout his life, he has been blessed to have spent time with many of New Mexico’s elders and many leaders and teachers of the land and water, social, and environmental justice movements that helped shape his understanding of life in today's world. He is grateful to have spent the last four years helping to develop a socially sustainable system at Los Jardines Institute and learning alongside other young farmers using land-based ways of living and knowing as core values to their lives in community.
Freelance Writer and Social Media Consultant, New York and Ontario
Kaitlin Voellinger has always been enamored by the beauty of the natural world, but it wasn’t until she started meeting, listening to, and learning from biodynamic practitioners that she knew she had found a place to call home. Kaitlin studied the interconnectedness of women, society, environment, nutrition, and health, and in doing so, cultivated her personal mission to educate, inspire, and empower by growing and preparing nourishing food. A history of growing biodynamic strawberries and herbs and educating about biodynamic agriculture, Kaitlin continues to forever seek wisdom from those around her. Kaitlin is an active freelance writer and social media consultant for conscious, like-minded businesses with missions that support good, wholesome food and farms for us all.