The South West Biodynamic Group would like to share and endorse this statement from the Biodynamic Association
Promoting Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion
As an organisation, the Biodynamic Association is committed to renewing the health and wholeness of our communities through biodynamic agriculture.
Distressing recent events, highlighting yet again the deep racial inequalities in our world, have been a painful reminder for us in the UK Biodynamic Association of the need to move forward and progress much faster, and, along with the whole farming community, to commit and achieve greater diversity in every way possible for our farming, food and gardening movements.
We recognise that there are significant barriers in the UK to all those from disadvantaged backgrounds entering the agricultural sector, including access to land and capital resources. Barriers also exist to accessing healthy and nutritious foods that should be everyone’s right.
These are areas that we are working to address, and in doing so committing ourselves to more fully listen, learn, and promote social justice, equity, and inclusion. Through positive action we join the global biodynamic community to make positive change. Just as it was true in Rudolf Steiner’s day, the urgent need for social healing is intimately connected to our relationships with food, land, and spirit.
May our feeling penetrate
into the centre of our heart,
and seek, in love, to unite itself
with the human beings seeking the same goal,
with the spirit beings who — bearing grace,
strengthening us from realms of light
and illuminating our love —
are gazing down upon
our earnest, heartfelt striving.
~ Rudolf Steiner, 1923