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Troon Renaissance: Historic Applegate vineyard goes Biodynamic With the purchase of Troon Vineyard in 2017, the couple started “a new entity on a new voyage with a new mission” and set about resurrecting the neglected land as well as giving new life to the brand that had languished in recent years. Crucial to recovery was the wholehearted adoption of Biodynamic standards. (Wednesday July 1st, 2020 — OregonWinePress.com )

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Mexico Announces Phase-Out and Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico’s Environment Ministry, has announced that glyphosate-based herbicides will be phased out of use in the country by 2024 to protect human health and the environment. (Saturday June 27th, 2020 — SusatainablePulse.com)

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"They know the importance of the soil” "Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming (Saturday June 27th, 2020 — The Cattle Site)

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He Quit a 16-Year Career to Bring Organic Food to Your Doorsteps, Now Earns Lakhs “Make food your medicine and it will take care of your health,” says the Mumbaikar who became a full-time farmer after quitting his job. Today, his crates of farm-fresh produce are enjoyed by hundreds of customers. (Friday June 26th, 2020 — The Better India)

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When A Devastating Cyclone Plunged Towns Into Darkness, One Community Kept The Lights On The Bay of Bengal community was able to avoid blackouts after Cyclone Amphan by relying on solar energy microgrids. (Friday June 26th, 2020 — Huffpost - NY)

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Mexico Announces Phase-Out and Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico’s Environment Ministry, has announced that glyphosate-based herbicides will be phased out of use in the country by 2024 to protect human health and the environment. (Wednesday June 24th, 2020 — Sustainable Pulse -- )

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Meet the guys who make vegan leather out of cactus leaves to save the environment Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, two entrepreneurs from Mexico, have found a way to transform cactus leaves into vegan leather. (Wednesday June 17th, 2020 — Scoop Upworth)

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He's been planting a tree on a remote island every day for 40 years. Now, it's unrecognizable. 40 years ago, the island was a barren desert. It was only in 1979 when forestry worker Jadav "Molai" Payeng decided to improve Majuli's ecosystem that it flourished into what it is today. Payeng, 16 at the time, vowed to plant a tree on the island every single day. It has been four decades since he made the vow and the island has since been transformed into a forest reserve, thanks to his efforts. (Tuesday June 16th, 2020 — Scoop Upworthy)

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Organic Wine And Biodynamic Wine, What Is It, Exactly? A small percentage of organic producers will also convert to “biodynamic” farming. ... In short, biodynamic farming is organic farming plus the principles laid out by Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s. Steiner was the founder of the anthroposophy movement. He issued his guidelines for biodynamic agriculture to help farmers who complained that their soil was losing its health due to the use of artificial fertilizers. In biodynamic farming, you want to make your vines strong so that they can resist attacks from diseases. To help the vines, you use the so-called biodynamic preparation. ... (Monday June 15th, 2020 — Forbes)

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How Hilma af Klint Was Written Out of History The new documentary Beyond the Visible is more of a detective story than a straightforward biography, investigating the erasure of an important figure in abstract art. (Wednesday June 10th, 2020 — Hyperallergic )

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Santa Fe Waldorf donation After their end-of-the-year trip was cancelled, eighth graders at Santa Fe Waldorf School donated $2,800 worth of supplies to help Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monday June 8th, 2020 — Santa Fe New Mexican)

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Charity marks milestone anniversary A Scottish social care charity has been marking a milestone birthday this week. This week marks the 80th birthday of the Camphill movement. The first Camphill community was established in 1940 when the north east of Scotland offered sanctuary to a group of mainly Austrian Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazism. The founder of Camphill, Karl Konig, had made it his life’s task to create inclusive communities, where people with learning disabilities and other support needs would be treated equally, and with dignity and respect. The first of these communities was in Milltimber, Aberdeenshire, where the Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools were established with the help of local business people and other supporters. From here the movement has spread to more than 119 communities in 27 countries around the world, with 11 Camphill communities in Scotland. (Friday June 5th, 2020 — Third Force News )

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Biodymamics key to climate change mitigation says Barolo producer In a webinar last week for the launch of Ceretto’s 2016 expressions of Barolo and Barbaresco, the producer’s Gianluca Pica said that biodymamic vineyard practices were proving key to mitigating the impact of climate change in the Piedmont. (Thursday June 4th, 2020 — The Drinks Business )

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Why this organic white wine from Austria is our new favorite winter (or anytime) drink The winter months are a time to reflect, re-evaluate and re-tool. And in that light, I want to tell you about this wonderful white wine from Austria, Biokult Grüner Veltliner. Made with organically grown grapes (and Demeter biodynamic certified) and weighing in at a mere 11% alcohol, this is a great pick for lighter, sunnier winter days. (Thursday January 23rd, 2020 — The Dallas Morning News - Dallas, Texas USA)

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Rhone Valley vintners help the planet with sublime wines Vintners Jean Orens Ferraton and his son Michel have known winemaker extraordinaire Michel Chapoutier for more than two decades. In the mid-1990s, they brought organic farming to Rhone Valley vineyards when the term was still obscure. The Ferratons, whose winery was launched in 1946 by Jean, have relied on Chapoutier’s guidance to allow the land and vines to control the destiny of the grapes grown and the wines produced. Since 1998 they’ve implemented stricter biodynamic practices and eliminated all pesticides and chemical fertilizers. While they are no longer alone in setting a modern, eco-friendly course, they deserve credit for being among the early pioneers. (Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 — Boston Herald - Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

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Nourishing the Land and People The almost 50 individuals who live, learn and work at Plowshare Farm are a diverse group. The farm is associated with the worldwide Camphill movement, which was founded by a group of Jewish refugee doctors from Austria who relocated to Scotland and were looking for a way to do good. They decided to work with children with special needs and integrate them into the daily life of the farm. Today, there are more than 100 such communities worldwide, including Plowshare Farm. (Monday January 20th, 2020 — The Keene Sentinel )

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Oldest material on Earth discovered Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth. They found dust grains within the space rock - which fell to Earth in the 1960s - that are as much as 7.5 billion years old. (Monday January 20th, 2020 — BBC online - UK)

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The restaurant industry will also be banned from using single-use straws by the end of 2020. (Monday January 20th, 2020 — BBC online - UK)

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Copper Horse Vineyard — Where technology meets biodynamics Meeting technology with sustainability, the Copper Horse vinyard also has a prototype robot from France called WALL-YE, which mows the grass in the vineyard on its own using two cameras and a GPS to guide itself. (Wednesday January 15th, 2020 — Willcox Range News - Arizona, USA)

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£1.1m plans to create new accommodation at Aberdeen community Newton Dee Camphill Community is home for up to 93 adults with varying special needs, letting them live semi-independently. An almost self-sustaining place, those with learning difficulties get the chance to do work and have opportunities for personal development. On location there are two farms, metal and wood workshops, a cafe and a bakery. Now it has applied for a building warrant to change an out-of-date former store into residential accommodation for 10 people. (Monday January 13th, 2020 — Aberdeen Evening Express - UK)

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