At the Agricultural Conference 2017 the international professional group of herbs and medicinal plants could be founded at the Goetheanum. It was founded on the initiative of Ola Aukrust, a wide-ranging tea and spice gardener from Norway, and Michaela Spaar, a herbalist and cultural historian from Switzerland.
The aim of this expert group is to perceive and network the various projects and initiatives in the biodynamic cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants as well as their processing. In addition, there should also be sufficient space for the exchange of experiences and the follow-up of research questions. So far, the group has been working in German, English and French. It is hoped that various countries from Europe and overseas will be represented in the group in order to maintain an international exchange.
In August 2017, a steering group was formed, which is committed to the development of the group. The coordination has been taken over by Michaela Spaar.
At the annual Agricultural Conference at the Goetheanum there will be opportunities to talk and meet at the professional group meeting. Other events and excursions will be organized.
Twice a year a newsletter is published in German, English and French.