Gunther Hauk

Gunther Hauk

Biodynamic Beekeeper & Farmer

Gunther Hauk (The Honeybee Crisis: An Opportunity to Transform Destructive Agricultural Practices and Real Food for Thought and Stomach: An Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture) is one of the central inspiring figures in Queen of the Sun. Gunther was a Waldorf teacher for 23 years and was co-founder of Spikenard Farm in 2006 and the Pfeiffer Center in 1996.

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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

Author “Omnivore’s Dilemma”

For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers.

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Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Physicist


“Shiva … has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of the ordinary people of India … her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world.” — Ms. Magazine

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Carlo Petrini

Carlo Petrini

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/

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Michael Thiele

Michael Thiele

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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