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The Pfeiffer Center

(Chestnut Ridge,NY)

The mission of the Pfeiffer Center, founded in 1996, is to teach and spread awareness of the biodynamic method, which takes agriculture and land care beyond conventional notions of "sustainability" to demonstrate actual improvements in soil vitality and in the taste and nutritional quality of produce. The Pfeiffer Center also fosters the use of gardening and experiential environmental education in primary and secondary schools. The Outdoor Lesson, our program for children, helps build up the future health of the earth by encouraging an attitude of reverence and joy toward nature and all its beings. Our name honors Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, the pioneer of biodynamic agriculture in the United States, who came from Europe to give the first lectures on biodynamics in 1933, and lived and worked here from 1946 until his death in 1961.

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