A New Short Film Premiere
Join us on a 5-minute journey into the possibilities of Biodynamic Agriculture as a few voices share their view of the beautiful harmonies that exist within nature and how following Biodynamic practices can heal the land, influence our food systems and, in turn, nourish our health.
With Thanks to our Partners
This short film was created in partnership with Zephyr Visuals and co-produced by Dr. Mercola and sponsored by Crofter’s Organic, White Leaf Provisions, Montinore Estate, Bonterra, Frey’s Vineyard, Truett Hurst Winery, Brook’s Wine, Soter Vineyards, Biodynamic Association, Summerfield Waldorf School, Nekoosa Cranberries and Demeter. With special thanks to Erin Sojourner. Thank you to our partners who made it possible to bring this short film to you.
Directed, Co-Produced, Shot, Edited and Colored – Ben Cowan and Taliesin Black-Brown
Co-Produced and Creative Development – Mallory Cunningham
Sound design – John Buroker at HEARby Sound
Composer – Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
We Can Do This: Kiss the Ground's Weekly Podcast - Episode 7
In this very special episode of “We Can Do This,” Kiss the Ground’s Weekly Podcast Ryland Engelhart welcomes guests Rudy Marchesi and Dr. Thimmaiah who are both featured in Kiss the Ground’s newest short film: Biodynamic Agriculture: Farming in Service of Life, which premieres publicly on YouTube this Friday, May 1st at 10 am PST. . We’ll be discussing the philosophies and practices of Biodynamic Agriculture and provide podcast viewers with an exclusive premiere of this short film.
About Our Podcast Guests:
Called out as “Oregon’s Beloved Biodynamic Mentor,” Rudy was acknowledged as the Oregon Wine Press “Person of the Year 2018.” As Chairman of Demeter and President and chief viticulturist at Montinore Estate, Rudy has been deeply immersed in the practice of Biodynamic farming for many years. The estate- all 240 acres- has been Demeter certified for more than 10 years and Montinore is also the country’s largest producer of certified estate wine. Rudy has hosted many Biodynamic educational events over the years including a pre-conference workshop at last year’s Biodynamic Association conference. Most recently, Rudy was one of nine growers- and the only American- asked to join the International Biodynamic Viticulture Group, that will be promoting Biodynamic viticulture and winemaking education around the globe, including creating an international web-based forum for Biodynamic winegrowers.
Dr. Appachanda Thimmaiah
Dr. Thimmaiah is an expert in climate smart agriculture promoting low-carbon green approaches for rural development. Through constant innovation and research, he has developed many low-cost farming solutions utilizing natural resources which are benefiting thousands of farmers in different countries. Globally he has played a leading role in the development, coordination, implementation of strategies, programs and policies addressing the issues of food security, climate smart sustainable agriculture, rural poverty reduction, sustainable development, and Gross National Happiness (GNH). He has advised various international organizations, agri-business corporations, governments and NGO’s in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Italy, Holland, and Costa Rica. In Bhutan he developed the National Organic Standards of Bhutan, zero-cost certification systems, training manuals, strategies and other documents to empower poor farmers and facilitate the nation to be 100% organic and carbon neutral. Dr. Thimmaiah is also a Board Director of Demeter Association Inc. of US.