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The Agriculture Course

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By Rudolf Steiner

Bn/GA 327

With these lectures and discussions, Rudolf Steiner created and launched ‘biodynamic’ farming — a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as ‘premium organic.’ However, the agriculture Steiner speaks of in this book is much more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific ‘preparations’ for the soil, as well as other distinct methods born from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual worlds. He presents a comprehensive picture of the complex dynamic relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the practical measures which are necessary for bringing them into full play.

These lectures are reproduced here in the ‘classic’ translation made by Rudolf Steiner's English interpreter George Adams. This edition also features a Preface by Steiner's colleague the medical doctor Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, as well as eight colour plates.

This edition was translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer and presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From GA# 327.

Copyright © 1958
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Thanks to an anonymous donation, and the permission of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, these lectures, in this edition, have been made available.


 Cover Sheet  
Lecture 1 June 07, 1924
Lecture 2 June 10, 1924
Lecture 3 June 11, 1924
Address by Dr. Rudolf Steiner June 11, 1924
Lecture 4 June 12, 1924
Discussion after Lecture 4 June 12, 1924
Lecture 5 June 13, 1924
Discussion after Lecture 5 June 13, 1924
Lecture 6 June 14, 1924
Discussion after Lecture 6 June 14, 1924
Lecture 7 June 15, 1924
Lecture 8 June 16, 1924
Discussion after Lecture 8 June 16, 1924
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