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Shaping the future 
Empowering Changemakers in Food and Farming

12–17 January, 2020

Intensive study week of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
Knowledge an tools for those carrying responsibility in the biodynamic movement

Intensive study week 12–17 January, 2020 at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
Knowledge an tools for those carrying responsibility in the biodynamic movement

Are you looking for tools, methods and an exchange of experiences to:

  • move your farm or enterprise into a new phase of development?
  • position your enterprise differently in its social surroundings?
  • develop a new inner relationship to your enterprise, organisation or initiative?
  • transform visions into projects which can be put into practice?
  • expand or reduce the scope or context of your work?

You are:

A farmer, gardener, processor or trader or are involved in an organisation or institution connected to biodynamic or organic agriculture.

We take our current activity as the point of departure for this week and ask: where am I at present?

The method:

This intensive week is based on anthroposophy. One of the main aims of the week is to rediscover anthroposophy as a source of inspiration through current, existential questions. The programme is accompanied by impulse contributions on nature, Goetheanism and mankind. The plant as a prototype of development processes will be used as a metaphor and orientation.

During the study week, we will make use of the tools of the U-process developed by Claus Otto Scharmer to work through specific questions related to the activities on farms and in biodynamic organisations.

Using dialogical tools, we will work on our own questions, allowing the 'new' to emerge step by step. Questions will be raised in world café conversations and then expanded on dialogue walks. Sculpting and painting are non-verbal methods of communication, allowing formative processes to be consciously experienced.

Course of the week:

  • First step: Defining one’s own situation by dialogue. How is my situation viewed by others and how do I view theirs?
  • Second step: Try to discover what inspires and motivates us.
  • Third step: Leaving behind what already exists, and immersing ourselves in what wants to emerge. What is coming to meet me from the future? Does this bring me to a threshold and can I cross it?
  • Fourth step: We try to distil out these perceptions of the future and become conscious of our own intentions and visions. Does this lead to a new perspective on my work?
  • Fifth step: To create a plan to bring something new into our daily work so that it can more closely reflect our core values.

This is an intensive path to develop the faculties needed to shape the future: both for the individual and for the entire biodynamic movement. The Section for Agriculture sees itself as a platform for facilitating the cross fertilisation of ideas for individual and common ways into the future.

Eurythmy

The movement art of eurythmy allows us to develop a stronger awareness of our spatial surroundings. In the process of relating this surrounding space to our own core, our will to act is strengthened. It also enables us to achieve a good balance between letting go and taking the initiative.

The team of facilitators will provide full support for the process throughout:

  • Barbara Bäumler: Eurythmist
  • Jean-Michel Florin: Co-leader of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum, coordinator of the Biodynamic Association of France.
  • Ueli Hurter: Co-leader of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum, farmer at L'Aubier.
  • Schirin Oeding: MSc. Organic Agriculture, biodynamic farmer in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, and project coordinator for Demeter e.V.
  • Rachel Schneider: Co-Founder, Institute for Mindful Agriculture

Working languages:

German and English




Cancellation:Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, breakfast, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference. Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.

Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.

Terms of insurance.

General Standard Terms and Conditions (GTC)

Shaping the future
Empowering Changemakers in Food and Farming
Intensiv Study Week of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum

from Sunday, 12 to Friday, 17 January 2020

Application requested prior to: Sunday 29 Dezember 2019

Conference fees: : CHF 750

Conference meals

Conference meals (vegetarian) include 5x lunch (Monday to Friday ) at CHF 125 in total.

Parking permit

For the period of the conference: CHF 35 (not right next to the Goetheanum building). If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.

Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.

Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.

Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.

Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.

Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.

Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.

Conference tickets: Tickets can be collected at the Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.

Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (29.12.2019, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, conference dinner, group accomodation and parking permit may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (11.1.2020). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.

Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.

Directions to the Goetheanum

By train
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then take local bus no. 66 from the train station to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By tram
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take line 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then take local bus no. 66 to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By car
Leave the motorway Basel-Délémont at junction Reinach-Süd and follow a signs to Dornach. Parking at the Goetheanum is subject to a charge (including evenings and weekends)

On foot
15-minute walk from Dornach-Arlesheim train station

Haus Friedwart
Lärchenweg 11, 4143 Dornach
Number of rooms: 20
Shower rooms on each floor
singles from 70 CHF bed & breakfast
doubles from 110 CHF bed & breakfast
5 mins walk to the Goetheanum 

Begegnungszentrum
Sonnhaldeweg 1, 4143 Dornach
single room from 55 CHF
double room from 90 CHF
10 mins walk to the Goetheanum

Contact

friedwartnoSpam@goetheanum.ch 
www.friedwart.ch
Tel. +41 61 706 42 82

Some hotels offer special conditions on demand and special offers for Goetheanum conference visitors.

Stiftung Kloster Dornach
Amtshausstrasse 7, 4143 Dornach
Tel. +41 61 701 12 72
Fax +41 61 701 12 49
www.klosterdornach.ch

Number of Rooms: 32
Single from 75 CHF, fair price from 115 CHF
Double from 120 CHF, fair price from 160 CHF
Showers on each floor, for 1 floor: wheelchairs (stair lift , bathroom and toilets)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Engeli-Garni
Bruno Ritter
Unterdorfstrasse 29, 4143 Dornach
Tel +41 61 631 00 00
Fax. +41 61 701 13 01
www.engeli-garni.ch

Number of Rooms: 8
Standard room single use with breakfast 95 CHF
Large room single use with breakfast 125 CHF
each additional person in the room + 55 CHF
Garage parking nearby (free of charge)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Jura
Bruggweg 61, 4143 Dornach
Tel : + 41 61 706 98 00
Fax + 41 61 701 98 19
www.hoteljura.ch

Number of rooms: 11
Single from 80 CHF
Double from 150 CHF
5–10 % group discount
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Gasthof zum Ochsen ****
Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 706 52 00
www.ochsen.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 35
Single from 129 CHF
Double from 149 CHF
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitagestrasse 2, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 54 20
Fax +41 61 701 37 20
www.eremitage.ch

Number of rooms: 27
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
20 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthaus zum Stärne
Ermitagestrasse 1, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 99 52
www.werkstar.ch

Number of Rooms: 5
Single from 55 CHF
Double room from 90 CHF
Breakfast: 10 CHF
Stärne offers jobs for mentally disabled and unemployed people .
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthof zur Sonne ***
Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch
Tel +41 61 751 17 72
Fax +41 61 751 23 13
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3 stars
Number of rooms: 19
Single from 130 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Bad Schauenburg ****
Schauenburgerstrasse 76, 4410 Liestal
Tel +41 61 906 27 27
Fax +41 61 906 27 00
www.badschauenburg.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 33
Single from 145 CHF incl breakfast
Double room including breakfast from 200 CHF

Hotel Reinacherhof ***
In Reinacherhof 177, 4163 Reinach
Tel +41 61 716 94 16
Fax +41 61 416 94 10
www.hotel-reinacherhof.ch

3 stars
Number of rooms: 14
Single from 135 CHF, weekend rate from 115 CHF
Double room from CHF 200, weekend rate from 175 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Hotel Hofmatt
Basel Strasse 88, 4142 Münchenstein
Tel +41 61 416 08 48
Fax +41 61 416 08 49
www.hotelhofmatt.ch

Number of rooms: 15
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 175 CHF
20 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel Teufelhof
Leonhardsgraben 49, 4051 Basel
Tel +41 61 261 10 10
www.teufelhof.com

Number of rooms: 33
Single from 135 CHF
Double from 155 CHF
+ tax per person / night including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel bildungszentrum 21
Missionsstrasse 21, Basel 4003
Tel +41 61 260 21 21
www.bildungszentrum-21.ch

Number of rooms: 74
Single from 140 CHF
Double from 160 CHF
including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Rooms-Dornach.ch arranges rooms and apartments in Dornach and Arlesheim from private hosts.
The rooms and apartments are within walking distance to the Goetheanum.

  • Single room from 55.- CHF per night
  • Double room from 90.- CHF per night
  • Appartements from 110.- CHF per night

Basel Back Pack
Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel
Tel. +41 61 333 00 37
Fax +41 61 333 00 39
www.baselbackpack.com 

Anzahl Betten: 81
MBZ ab 32 CHF, inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Jugendherberge Basel St. Alban
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, 4052 Basel
Tel. +41 61 272 05 72
Fax +41 61 272 08 33
www.youthhostel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 234
MBZ ab 41.80 CHF (Mitgliederpreis), 47.80 CHF (ohne Mitgliedsausweis)
inkl. Frühstück & Mobility-Ticket
Informationen zu Familien-, Jahres- und Gruppenmitgliedschaft unter www.youthhostel.ch 
45 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

YMCA Hostel Basel
Gempenstrasse 64, 4008 Basel
Tel. +41 61 361 73 09
Fax +41 61 363 93 35
www.ymcahostelbasel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 150
MBZ ab 36 CHF, Frühstück ab 5 CHF
inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Camping Waldhort
Heideweg 16, 4153 Reinach
Tel. +41 61 711 64 29
Fax +41 61 713 98 35
infonoSpam@camping-waldhort.ch
www.camping-waldhort.ch  

geöffnet: März bis Oktober
Stellplatz inkl. Strom für Wohnwagen: 20 CHF, für Zelt: 12 CHF
Erwachsener: 9 CHF, Kinder: 5 CHF, Hund 3 CHF
10 Min. mit dem Auto zum Goetheanum

Camping „Uf der Hollen“
In Hochwald
Büro in Reinach
jeweils Donnerstag von 18.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
Tel. +41 61 712 02 40
Fax +41 61 599 34 18
Platzkommission, verantwortl. G. D’Agosta: Tel. +41 79 645 85 24
campingplatznoSpam@tcscampingbasel.ch 
www.tcscampingbasel.ch