This unit of lessons takes students on the ultimate food journey! Students are introduced to the amazing world of Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic farming, also known as regenerative farming.
Access to the documentary The Biggest Little Farm (Netflix) is an asset.
The Biggest Little Farm, chronicles Molly and John Chester’s dream of owning their own farm. It starts with the simple idea of growing a very wide variety of crops for Molly, a personal chef, to cook. Progresses to a detailed business plan to attract investors to finance the purchase of 200 hundred acres of land. But the journey really begins to take shape after they realize this is a much bigger and more difficult undertaking than they thought possible. That’s when mentor, Allan York, enters the picture.
York, a biodynamic guru, leads the Chester’s on their seven-year adventure of successes and failures that ultimately result in the creation of an interdependent, interconnected, self-sustaining ecosystem in arid California. In other words, the Chester’s and their team of biodynamic farmers eventually create a living, breathing paradise that can feed many with very little input. This is the type of truly sustainable agriculture the world will need to embrace if we are going to feed ourselves sustainably while navigating the climate crisis.
Appropriate for ages 8+ in the following subjects:
Environmental Studies; Family Studies; Hospitality; Social Science; Landscaping; Farming; Waldorf
This course will engage a variety of different skills and interests:
- hands-on learning
- problem solving
Farm to Table – Winter Semester
Enrolling in this Unit will give you immediate access to the content. An email with thirty vouchers for your students along with instructions on how to register will follow shortly after.