Rants & Raves

January 9, 2020
Biodynamic - Life

Life, BDA Journal – Spring 2020

An impossible task – to write 600 words more or less about LIFE. Interesting though, because life is something that I consider constantly, no pun intended. When last I wrote for the journal, I mused about relationship relative to form and the dynamic tension between. In considering the task at hand, I […]
June 2, 2019

Understanding Relationship: Biodynamics past, present and future, BDA Journal – Fall 2019

Relationship has many contexts. From my training as an experimental theatre artist, relationship is defined as the space between the other. That space is held through tension, which is understood as attention with [the] other. Form emerges from the dynamic tension of the space in the shape of Story. The framework of […]
August 2, 2018

The North American Biodynamic Conference 2018

November is the time when we have the ability to join together, share, reflect and learn from each other about the work, ideas, and inspirations that motivate us. The North American Biodynamic Conference brings us physically together to sense into the larger energetic impulse of biodynamics that runs through us all. Whether […]
February 3, 2018

Collaboration and Capacity, BDA Journal – Spring Issue 2018

Recently I was having dinner with a group of biodynamic practitioners when the question was raised, “ Is a farm truly a closed loop, supporting itself from within?” The debate grew around the dinner table about whether something can truly be closed as it is always being influenced from the outer realms, […]
October 25, 2013

Cycles of Change

Walking through the woods this past week has deepened my appreciation of change and of the rhythmic cycles that are always occurring, both within and without. The leaves have been changing color, falling to the earth, and continuing their role in the carbon cycle. The earth is inhaling, drawing the moon in […]
October 14, 2013

Residue

A client of mine recently sent me an article pertaining to a study recently done in France on pesticide residues found in wine. Although he farms organically, he is concerned that neighboring vineyards are not; he wanted to know about the potential for pesticide drift, how it would affect his grapes and […]
October 13, 2013

Letting go of EGO and going into ECO

I just read a thought-provoking article relating to soil, soul and society by Satish Kumar. There was a takeaway quote from there (I’ve thrown the capitalization in for emphasis)—“Letting go of EGO and going into ECO.” Just think what we could be doing as a society if we held this as our […]