Steiner's spiritual-scientific methods and insights have given birth to practical holistic innovations in many fields, including education, banking, medicine, psychology, the arts and, not least, agriculture. In the early s, a highly mechanistic view of nature was beginning to take hold in agriculture, which led to the development and use of synthetically produced fertilizers and pesticides. As they adopted these chemical inputs, farmers quickly began noticing declines in the health and fertility of their soil, plants, and animals. A number of farmers who were familiar with Steiner's work to renew medicine, education, economics, and other aspects of society asked if he could provide some insights into how they could renew the health and vitality of their farms.
In the early s, a highly mechanistic view of nature was beginning to take hold in agriculture, which led to the development and use of synthetically produced fertilizers and pesticides.
As they adopted these chemical inputs, farmers quickly began noticing declines in the health and fertility of their soil, plants, and animals. After many such requests, in JuneSteiner finally held an "Agriculture Course" with many of these farmers in Koberwitz, a small village which was then in Germany but is now Poland.
Steiner was one of the first public figures to warn that the widespread use of chemical fertilizers would lead to the decline of soil, plant and animal health and the subsequent devitalization of food.
He was also the first to bring the perspective of the farm as a single, self-sustaining organism that thrives through biodiversity, the integration of crops and livestock and the creation of a closed-loop system of fertility.
Steiner also brought forth a unique and comprehensive approach to soil, plant, animal and human health that recognizes the importance of the healthy interplay of cosmic and earthly influences. In the s, biodynamic farmers in the northeast U.
By applying these diverse ideas and methods, biodynamic farmers have established a worldwide reputation for creating socially responsible farms of extraordinary health and beauty and for producing organic products of the highest quality and flavor.Rudolf (Rudolf Joseph Laurence) Steiner, who was of German-Austrian origin, was born on 25 February, (usually, biographies give the date of his baptism, two days later, as his birth date).
Rudolf Steiner was an influential thinker whose philosophy of anthroposophy would influence children's education. Learn more about his life at kaja-net.com: Feb 27, New York native Alex Yagupsky teaches music and mathematics at the Rudolf Steiner School.
After studying piano in Europe, he began composition lessons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received a B.S. in Mathematics. Rudolf Steiner may be the most important cultural figure who is unknown even to very well-informed people.
For those who do know him, he is among the most penetrating, practical, and far-reaching researcher-thinkers of the last thousand years.
Rudolf Steiner (Feb. 27, Mar.
30, ) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austria (now in Croatia) in and died in Dornach, Switzerland in The Essential Rudolf Steiner: Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man; An Esoteric Cosmology;.