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Native Americans’ farming practices may help feed a warming world “We’ve had 5,000 years of farmers trying out different strategies for dealing with heat, drought and water scarcity,” said Gary Nabhan, an ethnobotanist and agrarian activist who focuses on plants and cultures of the Southwest. Collectively, he added, “we need to begin to translate that.” (Tuesday January 4th, 2022 — Washington Post - Washington DC USA)

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What Are Natural Wines (and Are They Any Good)? ...natural wine is often produced using biodynamic or organic farming practices, which produces a wine that is often better for your body, and better for the earth.” (Wednesday December 29th, 2021 — Fine Dining Lovers)

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Alcheringa Biodynamic Farms' focus on organic is the best fit for their dairy VICTORIAN-based Alcheringa Biodynamic Farms are setting themselves apart by taking an organic approach to farming and using no chemicals within their dairy cattle and pasture systems. (Friday December 24th, 2021 — The Land - Australia)

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mistletoe Over 1,700 species of the parasitic plant grow around the globe (Tuesday December 21st, 2021 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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Stories of South: Vineyard Alchemist “Biodynamics is a form of organic farming (with) a huge focus on soil fertility,” Melissa explains. “It recognizes that there is a relationship with the lunar cycle, so the sun, the moon and the planets. The moon has a gravitational effect on Earth, just as it affects our tides. “It also has an effect on nature and even us as humans…farmers have a responsibility to grow nutritious food and produce that is then going to nurture the community that they live amongst.” (Monday December 6th, 2021 — Mirage News)

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Spotlight: Scottish Artist Daniel Mullen Uses a Meditative Process to Create Paintings as Dazzling as They Are Exacting The visual language originates from my formative education at a Rudolf Steiner school, where I learned the technique of veil painting, which uses heavily diluted paint applied in rhythmical overlapping layers. In Steiner's pedagogy, it is believed that this way of painting creates an atmosphere in which color fields can permeate beyond the support surface. I utilize this technique as a way to create an ethereal effect…I would visually place my work somewhere between geometric abstraction and the Light and Space movement of California. I'm interested in phenomenology-to sense something that is not present, or at least that which seems undefinable, a space out of reach beyond our perception" (Friday December 3rd, 2021 — MarketScreener)

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The hidden bustling world of hedgerows Hedgerows were historically planted as barriers between fields, but in a human-dominated world, they are critical havens, corridors and connectors for wildlife. (Thursday November 25th, 2021 — BBC online)

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Bee gold: Why honey is an insect superfood ...a large body of research has revealed that honey is chock-full of plant chemicals that influence honey bee health. Components in honey can help bees live longer, boost their tolerance of harsh conditions such as intense cold and heighten their ability to fight off infections and heal wounds. The findings hint at ways to help bees, which have been hit hard in recent years by parasites, pesticide exposure and habitat loss. (Wednesday November 24th, 2021 — BBC online)

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The gentle giants softly nurturing the vineyards of Churton “In an organic system like ours, the under-vine area is the area which is most difficult to manage. With horses, we can get much better access to it, and can do a much better job than with a mechanical means using a tractor, without the compaction.” (Sunday November 7th, 2021 — Stuff.co.nz)

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Forest Kindergarten at the Waldorf School of Baltimore In an era where early academic pressures are being put onto younger and younger learners, the Waldorf School of Baltimore is seeing the pendulum swing back towards a more developmentally appropriate entry into education. In fact, their Waldorf Kindergarten program has become so popular that this year, as the school celebrates its fiftieth birthday, they found need to open a second class and an opportunity was born: to create an outdoor classroom called Chestnut Woods to house their first ever Forest Kindergarten. (Tuesday October 5th, 2021 — Baltimore Fishbowl)

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Austria’s Wineries Make Push To The Future With Biodynamics Forefront It started in Austria with the “first wave” changing to biodynamic. Styrian growers like Sepp Muster, Werlitsch, Tscheppe, etc. started natural winemaking and the biggest change, was fermentation of whites on the skins. This was in the early 2000s. We, at our estate, started in 2003 with skin fermentation, changed to biodynamic 2 years later and started getting our experience in natural winemaking in 2006 with the move to biodynamic. (Thursday September 30th, 2021 — Forbes)

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Bordeaux sees sharp growth in organic vineyards Going beyond organic: Château Palmer has been a pioneer of biodynamics, alongside other top estates like Climens and Pontet-Canet. (Thursday September 30th, 2021 — decanter.com)

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Ivory-billed woodpecker officially declared extinct, along with 22 other species The Fish and Wildlife Service proposal Wednesday to take 23 animals and plants off the endangered species list — because none can be found in the wild — exposes what scientists say is an accelerating rate of extinction worldwide. A million plants and animals are in danger of disappearing, many within decades. The newly extinct species are the casualties of climate change and habitat destruction, dying out sooner than any new protections can save them. (Wednesday September 29th, 2021 — Washington Post - Washington DC USA)

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Cabernet Sauvignon from Biodynamic Hawk and Horse Vineyards There is a unique series of biodynamic protocols employed at Hawk and Horse, some requiring assistance from a herd of Scottish Highland cattle that roam the land. (Saturday September 25th, 2021 — The Bakersfield Californian)

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Pasadena Waldorf School’s 11th Grade Botanical Arts Class is Simply Mouthwatering Students have made cured olives, raisins by dehydrating grapes from the school garden, and apple cinnamon dried apples from the high school apple trees. (Thursday September 23rd, 2021 — Pasadena Now)

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Swiss Artist Heikedine Guenther’s New Show Is a Captivating Homage to Rudolf Steiner and Hilma af Klint This week during Art Basel, those interested in an out-of-the-ordinary art experience might venture to the nearby city of Dornach where Swiss artist Heikedine Günther’s solo exhibition “Concentric Circles” is being presented at the famed Goetheanum, the global headquarters for the Anthroposophical Society. (Thursday September 23rd, 2021 — artnet News)

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Lodi Vineyards Transition to Biodynamic Practices Over the past three years, Vino Farms, Inc. based in Lodi, California has been converting select vineyards to Biodynamic ™ (BD) farming practices. Pending approval of its certification application, expected to be submitted to Demeter USA before the end of 2021, Vino Farms will have nearly 40 vineyard acres certified to BD standards. (Monday September 20th, 2021 — winebusiness.com)

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Welcome to the Era of Regenerative Finance RSF recently launched the Racial Justice Collaborative — a philanthropic fund that provides diverse forms of capital to US-based social enterprises with BIPOC owners and leaders. External advisers with community wealth-building and racial-justice expertise play a central role in funding decisions, which helps ensure accountability to the communities we’re trying to serve. (Friday June 11th, 2021 — Sustainable Life Media, Inc)

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When the Bison Return, Will Their Habitat Rebound? An effort to bring wild bison to the Great Plains aims to restore one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems (Tuesday June 8th, 2021 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better Wines that were certified as biodynamic by the third-party association performed even better, scoring 11.8% higher. Biodynamic wines take organic farming a step further, using methods that time planting, trimming and harvests to coincide with seasonal and lunar cycles, and integrating animals for a more complete ecosystem. (Thursday February 11th, 2021 — UCLA Newsroom - University of California, USA)

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