Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism
Two talks by Harvard Professor Dan McKanan, author of Eco-Alchemy: 
Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism
Friday Evening Talk  April 20th at 7:30 pmBiodynamics and the Evolution of Spiritual Agriculture (Donations welcomed)

Saturday Morning Talk – April 21st at 10:amWhat the Environmental Movement Can Learn from Anthroposophy         (Donations welcomed)

Both talks will be at the Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MDSaturday’s talk will be preceded by a puppet show at 9 am suitable for ages 3-103 and will be followed by the annual meeting of the Greater Washington DC Branch of the Anthroposophical Society from 11:30 am – 1 pm. All are welcome to attend all or any of the four events. 

Please email Sandi Zeese: sandi1020@gmail.com with questions.

Harvard professor Dan McKanan will explore themes from his new book, Eco- Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism. He will highlight some key moments from the history of biodynamic agriculture, accenting the ways in which practitioners of biodynamics have built bridges to farmers, gardeners, and eaters from diverse spiritual traditions. Without biodynamics, there would be no organic certification, no community supported agriculture, and no WWOOFing— and biodynamics is well positioned to continue shaping the future of agriculture.

Dan McKanan holds the Emerson chair at Harvard Divinity School, where he has taught since 2008. He first encountered biodynamic agriculture in the summer of 1995, and began spending time at Camphill Village Minnesota in 1999. For the past twenty years, he has been studying anthroposophy’s contributions to social and ecological renewal, and the fruits of his research appear in Touching the World: Christian Communities Transforming

Society (Liturgical Press, 2007) and Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism (University of California Press, 2017). Currently he is writing a book on the evolution of the Camphill movement. Dan is a committed Unitarian Universalist and a sympathetic outsider to the anthroposophical movement.

Sponsored by the Greater Washington DC Branch of the Anthroposophical Society: ASGWB.ORG 

Event Details
Region: 
East Coast
Type: 
Community Event
Location: 
Washington Waldorf School Bethesda , MD
Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2018 (All day) to Sat, 04/21/2018 (All day)