The Agricultural Conference will be held online from 2 to 5 February 2022! This change has become necessary due to the current situation with the pandemic and the associated requirements affecting events and travel. We are now offering the varied programme of lectures and workshops on the topic of quality in biodynamic agriculture and food exclusively online.

What does biodynamic quality mean? How does it arise and develop? And how do we perceive it? We want to discuss these and many other questions together. We look forward to your registration and to meeting participants from all over the world at an inspiring conference!

We would highly recommend that you take part in the conference along with others from your local area, and use the online conference as a basis for local discussions. You may also come to the Goetheanum as a studio guest subject to the relevant conditions if you so wish.

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The subject of Quality has been an important matter for the biodynamic movement since its inception. There is a steady increase in the amount of land farmed biodynamically, specialised farms are in the process of conversion, and biodynamic products are popular with the public and in demand on the market. Besides the quantity of a product, its quality is always important: after all, food and drink should taste good and benefit our health. But what exactly is biodynamic quality? How is it produced during cultivation and how is it developed or possibly even improved by processing? What is the situation with the trade in biodynamic products and goods, and who has access to these products? What significance does this have for human development, including from a soul and spiritual angle? The next Agricultural Conference is devoted to this complex topic.

Biodynamic quality goes beyond the constituents and external appearance, because a product also reflects its developmental process. How can we perceive and indeed research the different levels of quality (physical properties, vitality, palatability, identity, etc.)? Are we able to develop a culture of sense perception so that everyone can discover the special biodynamic quality for themselves? How can we develop the cultivation, processing and preparation of the products in order to bring about a new quality? These questions will be addressed and worked on in depth during the conference in lectures, workshops, forums and working groups, enabling each participant to acquire new knowledge, insights and ideas for their work.

With Joke Bloksma, Olivier Clisson, Romana Echensperger, Maike Ehrlichmann, Jean-Michel Florin, Agata Glazar, Thomas Hardmuth, Craig Holdredge, Georg Meissner, Arizona Muse, Jasmin Peschke, Carlo Petrini and others.

Event Details
International - outside North America
02/02/2022 to 02/05/2022