Munchies about Biodynamics

July 2014

In an article published by »Munchies«, an online platform dedicated to food and it's global purpose, Maude Deitch writes about biodynamics and it's revolutionary potential.

Deitch reminds us, that "Biodynamics was invented by Rudolf Steiner, the philosopher and scientist who posited that the survival of western civilization was contingent upon a rational and objective understanding of the spiritual world, and an application of that understanding to all forms of modern life.

His mystical approach has of course been applied to many fields—most notably Waldorf schools—but now, in 2014, biodynamics has perhaps the most revolutionary potential. In addition to the beautiful colors and flavors that these methods allow farmers to cultivate, biodynamic preparations have the ability remove radiation, chemicals, and other harmful pollutants from soil, and to increase its productivity.

While commercial agriculture is poisoning the already-diminishing water supply through the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, biodynamics can remove those chemicals and build entirely new topsoil where there was once damaged ground. The kicker? It’s cheap, so while it might seem like mysticism, pseudoscience, or whatever else you want to call it, there is also a lot of proof that planting according to the stars and engaging with the cosmic forces of the universe is a lot better than what we’ve been doing."

Summarising her little narrative, Deitch writes: "Is it magic? Miracles? Or could it be that biodynamics is a science so simple, so natural and obvious, that in our modern thirst for technological and commercial development we have lost touch with the most basic tools at our disposal: the sun, the earth, and the stars?"

Read the full article

All news in this category

Declaration of the Asian Waldorf Youths

From all participants of the First Asian Waldorf Youths Conference at Panyotai Waldorf School, Bangkok, Thailand. [more]

Whither Waldorf?

Special issue about the future of Waldorf education. Translated for our english readers. [more]

Every cloud has a silver lining – the future of Steiner Schools in England

Many Steiner schools in England have come in for serious criticism of their practices in recent inspections by the schools inspectorate Ofsted.... [more]

Teheran: First International Congress on Education and Health

The University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences in Tehran organized a congress from 19 to 21 June 2018 with many contributions from... [more]

Hyderabad/India: Waldorf is booming

Waldorf Education is very popular in India – applications to the seven schools and more than 25 kindergartens are constantly increasing. No wonder.  [more]

São Paolo: teacher training center becomes a university

The teacher training center in São Paolo has been around for 40 years. Many Brazilian Waldorf teachers are trained here (sometimes also teachers from... [more]

Domestic report: The Netherlands

The first Waldorf school was founded in 1923 in The Hague. Amsterdam and Zeist followed in 1933. In the 1970s there was a strong growth in the number... [more]

Domestic report: Italy

While the number and distribution of Waldorf Steiner schools and kindergartens in Italy has not changed noticeably in the last years, there has been... [more]

Transforming Ownership to Create a Better Economy

Private ownership of companies drives our economic system but it has also created corporations that put profit above everything else, a divided... [more]

Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century

What is the future of writing in the digital age, and why does it matter? In this surprising talk, Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the... [more]

Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 123

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Next >

Follow