The Seed: Chaos, Cosmos, and Soil

The Pfeiffer Center - Chestnut Ridge, New York

Using Rudolf Steiner's agriculture course as a foundation, we will explore "the seed" in its dynamic and complex relationship to the depths of the Earth, the expanses of the cosmos, and the agricultural individuality. Working in large and small groups, through art, movement, plant observation, and hands-on seed work (threshing and winnowing), we will delve into the mysteries of the seed-forming process.

This long weekend is truly a unique educational and social opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of the role of biodynamics in the development of humanity and agriculture. Make plans to join us!

Artistic Activities

Artistic activities are integral to the midwinter intensive experience. Last year, participants chose from watercolor painting, drawing, or eurythmy.


The course fee includes five meals provided by Threefold Caf�: lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday plus lunch on Monday. In addition, the nearby Hungry Hollow Co-op Natural Foods Market serves organic take-out, and there are many restaurants within driving distance. Housing

If you need housing, you must make separate arrangements. Rooms are available in our dormitory, Holder House; in homes of community residents; and in nearby hotels.


Please note: This is not an introductory course. Participants are expected to be familiar with Rudolf Steiner's Agriculture lectures and to have some working knowledge of biodynamics.

Course fee: $375; Farm Apprentices pay just $195. The course fee includes five meals: Saturday and Sunday lunch and dinner, Monday lunch. Financial aid: Farmers, apprentices, and BDA members are encouraged to apply to the Biodynamic Association's scholarship fund.

Start Date: Jan 18, 2019
End Date:Jan 21, 2019
Start Time:6:00 PM
End Time:1:00 PM
Organized by:The Pfeiffer Center
Address: 260 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Phone:(845) 352-5020 x120
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