Cosmic & Earthly Nutrition

Jan 13, 2023 12:00AM—Jan 16, 2023 11:59PM


Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Cost $395 (regular), $195 (apprentice)

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With Mac Mead, Cynthia & Harald Hoven, Branko Furst, Kim Vaughan & Megan Durney, Jennifer Fox, Sea-Anna Vasilas, Jennifer Kleinbach

This year’s Midwinter Agriculture Intensive will delve into the theme of cosmic and earthly nutrition in both the human being and the farm individuality, from January 13th through 16th.

We will explore foundations from Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Course and the human encounter, the breakdown and up-building processes, with the nature of food. The art and practice of eurythmy will weave throughout the program to provide an artistic lens through which we can actually experience spiritual content and truths.

The Midwinter Agriculture Intensive 2023 will include the following presentations:

  • “Human Individuality and the Farm Individuality” by Mac Mead
  • “The Biodynamic Preparations as Earthly and Cosmic Nutrition for the Land” by Harald Hoven
  • “The Digestive Process through the Four Elements” by Cynthia Hoven
  • “Cosmic Nutrition through the Sense Experience” by Branko Furst
  • “Food for the Senses: Cooking with Intention” by Jennifer Fox
  • “Cow Observation: Cosmic and Earthly Nutrition Made Visible” by Kim Vaughan & Megan Durney

Through our conversations, presentations, artistic activities, and shared meals set with cosmic and earthly nutrition in mind, we hope to deepen our understanding of a kind of vital nutrition that can support the health of the earth, our unique individual destinies in the world, and our spiritual capacities.

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. Join us from Friday evening through Monday morning for meals, conversations, and workshops to dive deeper into the cosmic and earthly nature of biodynamics.


REGISTRATION: Click here to visit the web page and to register.

MEALS: Catered lunch Saturday-Monday and festive dinners on Saturday and Sunday, all provided by Threefold Café, are included in your registration fee. The Café will also be open for dinner on Friday evening and will be offering simple breakfast options each morning on a pay-as-you-go basis.

SCHEDULE: The course begins with a presenter plenum on Friday evening at 7:30 pm and concludes with lunch at 12:30 pm on Monday. You will receive a detailed schedule after you register.

APPRENTICE RATE: A discounted rate of $195 is available to farm apprentices who were active during the 2022 season or will be apprenticing in 2023. Please send an email to with a short description of your apprenticeship and why you feel this course would benefit your continued learning. Once reviewed and approved, you will receive a discount code to complete your registration online.