Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Agricultural Development I
Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
30 hours (variable – over several weeks).
September 2019 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: observe a complex developmental situation and discover unresolved issues related to the developmental processes studied in their area of focus; articulate these issues in a clear and objective manner; give an imaginative characterization of a complex developmental situation as a meaningful developmental challenge; begin to develop capacities to be able to accompany developmental challenges; articulate what are the elements that need to be taken into account to organize the farm according to its fourfold beingness: mineral, plant, animal and human kingdom and their integration in the biodynamic farm, its correlation with the threefold human organization, the principle of an organism, a phenomenological point of view of the substances and processes of the preparations; articulate the history of agriculture and its relation to the development of consciousness.
The human motif is the primal phenomenon that will guide us to understand this central principle coined by Rudolf Steiner in his Agriculture course as the farm individuality. We will introduce and explore this principle to inform our practices. Through this orientation, the farm’s parts are seen within an integrated contextual whole in which the farmer is asked to operate in a holistic and balanced approach.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Philosophy (10/20).