Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sherry Wildfeuer Toronto Visit - February 2013

"The Toronto Branch of the Anthroposophical Society organized an event with Sherry, that was billed as "The Inspiration Behind Biodynamic Agriculture". The location for this talk by Sherry was Beit Zatoun, a cultural and community centre in the heart of downtown Toronto, that is concerned with social justice, and human rights  locally and globally, and especially in Palestine. Among other things, Beit Zatoun imports and sells olive oil from Palestine. It felt like a good connection to have a talk on biodynamics here. About 35 people were present to hear Sherry do a beautiful job of weaving the life of Rudolf Steiner with his contribution to agriculture. Her warmth and personal perspective made the evening come alive. This visit by Sherry was a good example of how we can collaborate, and work together."

"Sherry is a well known and respected member/founder of many biodynamic endeavours over the last almost 50 years of work in the field, (No pun intended) such as her 36 yr development of what she terms 'her baby', the Stella Natura Calendar and the famous healing garden in Camphill Kimberton Hills  PA. which she started digging by hand when she was 52 yrs old. She is also a founding member of the Collegium for the School of Spiritual Science in Anthroposophical Agriculture in North America. For her to come North and join forces with this part of the continent was a moment filled with promise. The discussion with farmers and others on Monday last and then the lecture in the heart of Toronto at this space dedicated to farmers in far off Palestine became a unique juncture for such a person to bring her great wealth of understanding at this time.  Thank you to the organizers of this special moment. "

"Sherry described how farmers around the world have nurtured and developed the anthroposophical impulse given at the Koberwitz course in 1924.  Although many anthroposophists were present at the Koberwitz course, much of the development of biodynamics over the years has occurred with little relation to the Anthroposophical Society.  It was heartwarming to hear how farmers and members of the Anthroposophical Society are once again finding a common language for conversation."


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