Dandelion: Medicine for Earth and Human Being

Jan 25, 2022 7:00PM—9:00PM


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Cost $10 donation, $5 branch members

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Harold Hoven, Patricia Reber, D. O.
Tuesday, January 25, 7PM – A Zoom Presentation

Motivated by our fall program on Biodynamics and Beyond, the late Dr. David Gershan was working on the development of a talk for our January Branch Meeting.  He had already begun developing this as a joint presentation with Harold Hoven.

We are pleased to be able to honor David by hosting Harold, and additionally, Patricia Reber as his medical colleague, in a presentation inspired by David and Harold’s initial discussions together, and their impulse to show the connection between biodynamic insight and medical insight.

The lowly dandelion is often despised, but it is in fact a very powerful healing plant. Through careful observation we learn to understand why Rudolf Steiner chose this plant to be used as a soil balancing compost preparation and as a remedy for a number of human conditions.

A donation is requested: $5 for current paid branch members, $10 otherwise.
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Harald Hoven did part of his biodynamic training in Germany at an Anthroposphic Psychiatric Hospital. In 1983 he moved to Fair Oaks, CA, where he joined Raphael Association, a therapeutic center, to grow medicinal herbs that were subsequently used to make anthroposophic medicine at Raphael Pharmacy. From that time came a strong bond between the healing arts and Biodynamics. Later, Raphael Garden moved onto the campus of Rudolf Steiner College. There Harald built up an exemplary diversified biodynamic farm, training apprentices and teaching Biodynamics. From the beginning on, he made all biodynamic preparations in conjunction with the Biodynamic Association of Northern California. Now, after the closing of RSC, Harald consults and teaches Biodynamics at home  and internationally.  

Dr. Patricia Reber is an Osteopathic and Anthroposophic physician in private practice in Truckee and Mountain View, CA since 2006. She completed her osteopathic medical training at Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and completed a one-year internship in 2006. While in medical school, Dr. Patricia was introduced to Anthroposophic medicine at a lecture by Dr. Susan Johnson, given at the East Bay Waldorf School. After finishing her medical training, Dr. Patricia completed a 5-year Anthroposophic medical training in addition to continuous anthroposophical studies, and became certified in Anthroposophic medicine. Over the years, she has worked closely with several schools, working closely with teachers, providing child observations, working in care groups, and educating parents. Dr. Patricia is part of the teaching faculty for the small group plant observation and book study during the IPMT Anthroposophical medical training. She has also taught in the PAAM online medical study groups. She is the mother of two adult children, who both attended Waldorf schools K-8.