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The Agriculture Course: An Intensive Study of the Origins and Future of Biodynamics
2014 Focus: The Animal in Relation to the Farm Individuality

with Mac Mead, Megan Durney, Malcolm Gardner and Steffen Schneider

January 17-20, 2014

$325 /$215 for farm apprentices



In his agriculture lectures of 1924, Rudolf Steiner offered a revolutionary approach that treats the farm as an organism, self-contained yet also worked upon from outside by multitudes of unseen and often unacknowledged forces.

A farm individuality does not arise by itself — many conscious and thoughtful human deeds are required to bring it into existence. Among the most important of these are the presence and care of animals on the farm.

On January 17–20, the Pfeiffer Center's sixth annual midwinter intensive study of biodynamics will focus on the relationship between farm animals and the farm individuality.

Formal talks and experiential group activities will be leavened with artistic and social activities, open space sessions, a Saturday evening eurythmy performance, and meals together. This long weekend is truly a unique educational and social opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of the role of biodynamics in the development of humanity and agriculture.

Meals: The fee of $325 includes five meals: lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch on Monday.

Schedule: The intensive begins Friday evening, January 17, at 7:30pm, and concludes with lunch on Monday, January 20.

Housing: Rooms are available on the Threefold campus and nearby. Visit for information.

Financial Aid: The farm apprentice rate of $215 is available to working apprentices; the application form will be available after December 2. Limited financial aid is also available from the Pfeiffer Center; for information.

Cancellation policy: No refunds for cancellations after December 31, 2013. Earlier cancellations will receive a refund, less a $25 administrative fee.

Event Details
East Coast
Pfeiffer Center Chestnut Ridge , NY
United States
New York
Fri, 01/17/2014 (All day) to Mon, 01/20/2014 (All day)