vision mission principles values

The future of the Biodynamic Movement, inspired by people from agri-culture, processing and trade, scientists, and consumers is characterized by both internal and external openness. This movement is striving towards connecting with other movements and engaging in honest and open dialogues with the society. This is seen as essential for the further development and dissemination of the practice of Biodynamic agri-culture firmly backed by the Biodynamic Federation - Demeter International, the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum and the national Biodynamic and Demeter organizations worldwide.

In the course of this, the movement holds its source of inspiration and strength beyond the Biodynamic principles in its inner core of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy; thus including the Agricultural Course and its holistic understanding of healthy personal and societal development, conveyed in education, consultation and information.

The title “Agri-Culture for the Future” with highlighting the word “Culture” emphasizes that it is not only about cultivating farming land as well as processing and trading good food, but really about the development of humans and the earth. We therewith conceived the term and concept broader than previously done, and have to further deal with the concept formation in the future.

Hence, we will continuously develop our mission, vision and principles with all involved and interested parties.

It shall also be emphasized, that agri-culture is seen as an essential foundation for both personal and societal development and that it will gain in importance as it provides solutions for all burning issues of the present including the economic, cultural, social, and ecological ones.

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 shall contribute to a better structural understanding and overview but is not antithetic to the holistic fundamental view. The dimensions are integrated with each other and mutually reinforcing.

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