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TitleBiodynamic Agriculture: The Journey from Koberwitz to the World, 1924-1938
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPaull, J
JournalJournal of Organic Systems
Volume6
Issue1
Start Page27
Pagination27-41
Keywordsagricultural course, agriculture course, bio-dynamic agriculture, biodynamic farming, biodynamic gardening, biodynamics, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, Kobierzyce, organic agriculture, Poland, Rudolf Steiner
Abstract

In the last year of his life, the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner challenged the direction and practice of contemporary agriculture. This was an early response to the proliferation of chemical agriculture. Steiner laid the foundation for an alternative agriculture, one that would ‘heal the earth’, in the agriculture course1 , a series of eight lectures at Koberwitz (now Kobierzyce, Poland) in 1924. Steiner set in train a process that led to the development, articulation, and naming of biodynamic agriculture, culminating in the publication of BioDynamic Farming and Gardening by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer in 1938.

URLhttp://orgprints.org/18836/