BD Now! 042 Glen Atkinson – Biodynamic Author and Educator, Founder of “Glenopathy”



New Zealand’s premier biodynamic agriculture teacher Glen Atkinson last appeared on BD Now! in Episode 19.  Glen has recently updated his many publications related to Rudolf Stiener’s Agriculture Course. You can order hardcopies or download free digital copies  at his Garuda site.

Along with Peter Bacchus, Glen is a founder and trustee of The Biodynamic College, an on-line biodynamic agriculture learning community.

Glen  is an Astrologer, Gardener, Homeopath and Philosopher. His endeavors have been focused on developing the understanding of the agricultural and medical work of the turn of the early 20th century German philosopher, Dr Rudolf Steiner.

Glen began working with Dr Steiner’s indications in 1976 and has since made developments in several fields. His innovation and understanding of Dr Steiner’s suggestions have come firstly from recognising the fundamental similiarity, between the traditional Astrological world view and Steiner’s suggestions. Then from experimentation and observation. A simple yet innovative theory of manifestation – The Atkinson Conjecture – has become the basis for his many practical activities. Continue reading “BD Now! 042 Glen Atkinson – Biodynamic Author and Educator, Founder of “Glenopathy””

BD Now! 036 Michael Phillips, Organic Orchardist and Author of “Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility”

Organic orchardist Michael Phillips is the author of “Mycorrhizal Planet”

Michael Phillips is a farmer, writer, carpenter, orchard consultant, and speaker who lives with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Grace, on Heartsong Farm in northern New Hampshire, where they grow apples and a variety of medicinal herbs. Michael is the author of The Apple Grower (Chelsea Green, 2005) and The Holistic Orchard (2011), and teamed up with Nancy to write The Herbalist’s Way (2005). His Lost Nation Orchard is part of the Holistic Orchard Network, and Michael also leads the community orchard movement at www.GrowOrganicApples.com Continue reading “BD Now! 036 Michael Phillips, Organic Orchardist and Author of “Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility””

BD Now! Podcast 020 Stephen Harrod Buhner, Cosmic Herbalist, Wise Paleface

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Stephen Harrod Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of ten books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however,has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.
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Episode 018: Stephen Crimi, Poet, Writer, and Publisher of the Alan Chadwick Archive

Poet, Writer and Publisher, Stephen Crimi of Logosophia Books
Poet, Writer and Publisher, Stephen Crimi of Logosophia Books

Steve Crimi is the publisher of Logosophia Books in Asheville, NC, and one of the keepers of the Alan Chadwick Archive. He and his wife Krys ran Philosophy Farm, an biodynamic/permaculture farm in the mountain of Western NC for over a decade. He has given talks internationally on Biodynamics, Sacred Geometry and the Sacred Origins of Western Civilization, and can be reached through www.logosophiabooks.com. A blog containing some of his writings is found at http://open.salon.com/blog/stevecrimi. Continue reading “Episode 018: Stephen Crimi, Poet, Writer, and Publisher of the Alan Chadwick Archive”

Episode 017: The Future of CSAs with Jean-Paul Courtens and Steven McFadden

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Community supported agriculture is a social movement that arose in the US in the late 1980s because people recognized a need to produce healthy, clean, safe, ecologically sound and spiritually energized – foods while caring appropriately for the environment. It was clear then as it is today that agriculture within the pressures of the current economic system is subject to so many degrading economic forces that it is incapable of producing foods that provided the nutrients necessary for proper human health and development. While there are larger issues at stake when children (and adults) are developing with only a fraction of the nutrition required to reach their full potential, we can see these nutritional short comings in increasing rates of cancers, allergies and intestinal problems. In addition, the environmental impact of extractive industrial agriculture is seen everywhere. Continue reading “Episode 017: The Future of CSAs with Jean-Paul Courtens and Steven McFadden”