Healing the earth through agriculture

Agri-Culture for the future

The title “Agri-culture for the Future” highlights the word “Culture” emphasising that it is not only about cultivating farming land, processing and trading good food, but also about the development of humans and the earth.

The future of the biodynamic movement, inspired by people from agriculture, processing, trade, science and citizens, is characterised by both internal and external openness. This movement is striving towards connecting with other movements and engaging in honest and open dialogues with society.

Biodynamic farming

This is seen as essential for the further development and dissemination of the practice of biodynamic agriculture firmly backed by us, the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International, the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum and the national Biodynamic and Demeter organisations worldwide.

The movement holds its source of inspiration and strength beyond biodynamic principles. At its inner core is Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, which includes the ‘Agricultural Course’, but most importantly, its holistic understanding of healthy personal and societal development; conveyed in education, consultation and information.

Agriculture is seen as an essential foundation for both personal and societal development and it will continue to gain importance, as it provides solutions for all burning issues regarding economy culture, society and ecology.

We express our vision, mission and principles in the four dimensions of holistic sustainable development including a fifth sphere of cosmic and spiritual impacts. This contributes to a better structural understanding while maintaining a holistic view. The dimensions are integrated and mutually reinforce each other.

Vision and Mission

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Vision and Mission

Download the Vision PDF document in Spanish

In the farm organism, biodynamic agriculture sees itself as an agriculture for the future, grounded in the wisdom and practice of thousands of years, yet developing further.

Ueli Hurter, Head of the Section of Agriculture at the Goetheanum, Switzerland

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