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Roots to Renewal

Hawthorne Valley

Situated on a 900-acre Biodynamic farm in upstate New York, Hawthorne Valley has spent the last half a century working to foster social and cultural renewal through the integration of agriculture, education, and the arts. As we mark our 50th anniversary we want to share not just our story, but also the stories of our friends and contemporaries from across the globe who dedicate their lives in purposeful pursuit of meeting the ecological, social, and spiritual needs or our time. In an oft-quoted passage from one of our founders, Karl Ege, he suggests that the work that we are undertaking together at Hawthorne Valley “will create a place in which it is possible, in a true sense, to become a full human being.” At its core this work is about the future. Every day as our farmers tend to the soil and care for animals, our educators teach students to engage more deeply with themselves and the world around them, and we work together to try to create a structure for social equity, we aim to foster the conditions that will allow the future to emerge in its most life affirming manifestation. We invite you to join us!
Episodes
Season Two, Episode Four: Conrad Vispo and Claudia Knab Vispo on the work of Hawthorne Valley's Farmscape Ecology ProgramJanuary 13, 2023
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Season Two, Episode Three: Cornelius Pietzner on his Time at the Goetheanum, the Camphill Movement, and the Beauty of Stewardship without OwnershipNovember 03, 2022
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Season Two, Episode Two: Mary Berry on the Culture of AgricultureSeptember 15, 2022
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Season Two, Episode One: Greg Watson on Systems Thinking and New EconomicsAugust 09, 2022
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Episode Twelve: Gary Lamb on Ethical TechnologyJune 29, 2022
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Episode Eleven: Melissa Auf der Maur on Art, Life and Rock 'n RollMay 17, 2022
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Episode Ten: John Fullerton on Regenerative EconomicsApril 11, 2022
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Episode Nine: The Art of Farming with Hawthorne Valley's Spencer Fenniman and Jess BrobstDecember 07, 2021
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Episode Eight: Martina Müller on the Enlivening Forces of Art on Our LivesNovember 04, 2021
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Episode Seven: Part 2 of our Conversation with Frances Moore Lappé Coinciding with the Release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of Diet for a Small PlanetSeptember 24, 2021
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Episode Six: John Bloom on the Role of Money and Philanthropy in Supporting Human CreativityAugust 31, 2021
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Episode Five: Judy Wicks Talks About Her Life's Work to Build Economies Based on Local Self-RelianceJuly 08, 2021
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Episode Four: A Flowing Conversation with Renowned Urban Designer and Water Artist Herbert Dreiseitl June 11, 2021
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Episode Three: Rising Tide Capital Co-founder Alfa DemmellashMay 04, 2021
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Episode Two: A Conversation with Environmental Activist Bill McKibben on Climate and CitizenshipMarch 25, 2021
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Episode One: A Conversation with Frances Moore Lappé about the Power of HopeMarch 01, 2021
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