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    Breathing with the Climate Crisis

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    Biodynamics Centenary Conference 11-12 May 2024

    Earth regeneration and renewal is celebrating 100 years of activity worldwide with the biodynamic movement, and you are invited to join us at the Sydney public conference and other events.
    On this journey, you will find out what is biodynamics, what it has achieved, and future developments to meet current environmental crises.

    We have an exciting lineup of overseas and local speakers, panel discussions and entertainment.

    The conference features as keynote speakers Ueli Hurter, Leader of the Agricultural Section of the worldwide Biodynamic movement in Switzerland. Ueli is undertaking a tour of Australia, culminating in his appearance at this conference and Helmy Abouleish, co-founder and director of Sekem Community, Egypt, appearing via Zoom.

    For more information please visit our website,  www.biodynamicssydney.org

    Below is the program. It is not possible to book for individual sessions, but entry at the door will be possible, available seats permitting, for $30.

    Many sessions will be zoomed. If you wish to attend individual sessions by zoom, please use this link: BD100zoom

    Full conference fee $240 (includes concerts).
    There may be $30 tickets available for the concerts at 6:55 pm.

    PROGRAM

    Saturday 11 May

    09.30  Living Agriculture

    SUN - EARTH - HUMAN (zoom)
    Encounters with the principles and practices used in the worldwide biodynamic agriculture movement. Can a positive solution be found in a contribution to environmental crises?

    Ueli Hurter
    Agriculture Section Leader, Switzerland

    11.30  Sky to Earth

    BEYOND REGENERATIVE

    Sun – stomata – carbon capture and usage. Soil fertility and integrity,
    simple testing, decontamination. The Persephone Food Project. An apple test.

    Diane Watkin
    Co-founder Biodynamics Sydney

    12.20  Planetary Inprints

    MOISTENING YOUR FINGERS IN THE SOIL (zoom)
    Penetrating the Agriculture Lectures and painting the transformative compost preparations.

    Sophia Montefiore
    Artist and Teacher, Newcastle

    13.45  Nutrition for body, soul and spirit

    AS CONSUMERS, WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EARTH (zoom) Clean food, food security, international development projects.

    Ueli Hurter
    Agriculture Section Leader, Switzerland

    15.20  Living Food, Living Thinking

    FOOD AND HEALTH GROWN WITH NATURE’S RHYTHMS (zoom)
    Silica, food intolerances, allergies. Foods to strengthen nerves/senses, rhythmic and metabolic systems. Foods, lifestyle harmony, supporting therapies.

    Dr. Narelle Savage
    Integrative Anthroposophical Medical Doctor

    16.20  

    Encounters with Plants

    DESERT HEALTH (zoom)
    Biodynamic food growing with co-workers of Hermannsburg Aboriginal Community, N.T.

    James Bretherton
    Head Gardener, podcaster, poet

    17.15
    Free Film Screening - “Five Hundred” Award winning film (Diane Watkin) 

    Concert – Eurythmy performances, music, speech, singing, drama, a Play on Composting, humoresques.

    Sunday 12 May

    09:30 Environment
    SYDNEY’S FOOD BOWL UNDER THREAT (zoom)
    Exploring the synthetic transformation of our food systems and the implications. This talk will cover what is being planned, the big players, and what we can do to support our food producers.

    Kate Mason
    Researcher, Central Coast, NSW

    11.30 Humanity Social / Cultural and Economic Impulses

    FREE, EQUAL AND MUTUAL (zoom)

    Responsibility for a shared world Preparing the ground for a healthy future

    Ueli Hurter
    Agriculture Section Leader, Switzerland

    13.50 Environment/Economy/Community

    A DESERT MIRACLE (zoom)

    “Mohammed and Me” - Muslims, Jews, Christians working and living together. 2100 Egyptian village farmers using biodynamics with government cooperation.

    Helmy Abouleish
    CEO, SEKEM Community, Egypt

    15.20 Interactive discussions

    EARTH FORUM: CLIMATE ACTION NOW (zoom)
    Enthusiastic young people who want to make a contribution, socially and for our future together, will meet with experienced farmers for dialogues.

    Ueli Hurter
    Helmy Abouleish
    Vanya Cullen (BD wine grower, WA, and her international decarbonising wine group)

    16.50 Summing up

    Ueli Hurter

    Can we make a difference? What contributions can we make out of freedom and responsibility? The earth awaits my footprint, society awaits my voice.

    17.15 Free Film Screening - “A Winter’s Tale” (Alex Podolinsky)

    19.00 Indigenous dancers, music, storytelling.
    An aboriginal circle, evolutionary time cycles, environmental repair, Lake Mungobushfire prevention.








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