â€œShiva â€¦ has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of the ordinary people of India â€¦ her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world.â€ â€” Ms. Magazine
President, Slow Food International
Carlo Petrini is the President and Founder of the International Slow Food Movement. He first came to prominence in the 1980s for taking part in a campaign against the fast food chain McDonald’s opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome. He is the author of many books including, Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, And Fair. www.slowfood.com/
Biodynamic Beekeeper, Melissa Garden
Michael grew up on a farm in a tiny village in central Germany. He has been deeply influenced by the German biodynamic beekeeping movement and now teaches classes on natural and holistic beekeeping in the United States.
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Molecular Biologist, Goetheanum
Johannes is a molecular biologist on the staff of the Research Laboratory at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. His current research projects include an effort to develop criteria for beekeeping that do not include chemical attacks against the varroa mite, which is proving so devastating to honey bees worldwide. Continue reading “Johannes Wirz”
Jacqueline Freeman is a Biodynamic Beekeeper and Farmer and owner of Friendly Haven Rise Farm in Venersborg, Washington. She teaches natural beekeeping classes titled “Bees: The Other Way” and is a community swarm-rescuer.
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