This article is edited from my notes for the keynote speech, "Awakening the Heart in Agriculture", which I gave on February 8, 2020 at the 2020 Annual International Conference of the Biodynamic Movement, "Finding the Spirit in Agriculture" at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Conference proceedings and a video recording of the keynote will be posted at https://www.sektion-landwirtschaft.org/en/lwt/2020. Much has changed in the world since early February, and there are many differences between the audience to whom the speech was addressed and those who will read this issue of the journal. In the spirit of sharing how the Biodynamic Association has been showing up within the international community, I have chosen to keep this text largely the same as what I spoke in Dornach. However, I will offer some further reflections on what has shifted for me and for the BDA since February, and where we might go from here, at the end of the article.
PDF: Awakening the Heart in Agriculture by Thea Maria Carlson