Growing beyond resilience
The 2nd International Conference on Biodynamic Research will take place at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester (United Kingdom), 30th August to 2nd September 2021.
The theme for the upcoming conference is “Growing beyond Resilience”. Academic and farmer-practitioner research into biodynamic and organic agriculture and food systems offers new ways to understand how we can create a transformative culture that works to address pressing challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, soil infertility and human ill-health.
Taking an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach, we aim to bring together academic, participatory and practitioner’s research to explore and discuss resilience in biodynamic food and farming systems and how we can grow beyond this concept. As such, we invite you to take a critical look at the concept of resilience – does it help or hinder? What is its power to actively shape the transformative culture needed on farms and in society?
We invite contributions on the following topics:
- Beyond resilience: what more for our food and farming systems?
- The farm or garden as a organism and the evolution of its individuality with the farm - dimensions of nature, knowing, knowledge and the farmer
- The Geography, landscape and terroir, and biodiversity research of food systems
- Approaches that support a living soil, soil life, and soil fertility and biodiversity
- Working with the biodynamic preparations, and cycles of life (e.g. including carbon, lunar and solar cycles)
- Advances in crop and plant science
- Comparative and interactive studies with agroforestry, permaculture, agroecology, and gardening
- Researching formative, subtle and etheric forces, including food quality, nutritional value and vitality
- Animal husbandry and welfare
- Certification and the socio-economics of farming systems
- Talking with nature: collaboration with the other-than-human and public engagement in healthy food systems
- New and adapted scientific methods in academic and on-farm research
- Others - freestyle
More information at: www.sektion-landwirtschaft.org