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Future Events

Southeast Regional Biodynamic Conference September 29-October 1

A high quality educational event with the atmosphere of a seasonal celebration.Please join us for the annual reunion of the region’s sustainable growers, biodynamic enthusiasts, permaculture practitioners, homesteaders, and friends in general. Workshops in Animal Husbandry, Growing Vegetables, Eurythmy, Homeopathy, Fermentation, Permaculture, and Beekeeping.

All MEALS INCLUDED.Chef prepared, local, organic and biodymamic food, complete with hot tea and coffee bar.

For more information and tickets to this event






The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will change the meeting dates for July to the 18th and the 25th . We will read the lecture From Zurich October 10 1916

This group will not meet the Month of August.

Middle Tennessee Branch St John Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invites you to join us for a Saint John Festival Reading on Tuesday, June 20. This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Cycle of the Year  As Breathing Process of the Earth Chapter 1

You can access and print this lecture from the Rudolf Steiner Archive.  Click link:


 “At this season the soul of the Earth rises in longing towards the heights seeking communion with the Universe with the light and warmth of the sun and the companions the stars.”

Easter Festival Presentation Photos

We had a wonderful gathering for the Easter Festival. The Michael Portrait, a gift from Phyllis Phillips, the Nashville Rudolf Steiner group and the Middle Tennessee Anthroposophical Branch,  was presented to the Linden Waldorf School as a dedication to Phyllis Phillips. The portrait will hang in the Manse in the faculty lounge. Here are some photos of the presentation and the participants at the gathering. Thank you to everyone who made this a momentous event.






2:30- Chapel- The event begins with a dedication to Phyllis Phillips. A pioneer for Nashville Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education is recognized for her contributions with a portrait presentation to the Linden Waldorf School .

A reading together of the lecture “The Evolution of Light Darkness and Colour by Michael Wilson” is followed by a discussion with Helen Chamberlain and Jeff Poppen

4:00- Stirring of Biodynamic preparation barrel compost. The preparation will be available to take home for those who are interested.

Childcare is available- Please provide the number of children and their ages

Please RSVP by April 17th for childcare or the BC compost prep

Lecture is available in advance of reading  

Contact -Barbara Bittles 615-294-1216

Hosted by the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee

Donations appreciated.

Epiphany Celebration Jan 3 7:00pm

Hello and Happy New Year. !
The Epiphany Celebration – Tuesday Jan 3 7:00 pm
at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.
We will be reading the first chapter of Part 1 of The Twelve Holy Nights and the Spiritual Hierarchies by Sergei O Prokofieff. Titled The Circle of the Zodiac and the Spiritual Hierarchies( A path from Jesus to Christ through the Twelve Holy Nights)
Copies of the material will be available for those who want to attend.
For further information contact Cathy Green

Christmas Festival for the Anthroposophic Biodynamic Waldorf Community

Dec 10th 2-4:30  at Linden Waldorf School

A presentation by Glen Williamson

The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ’s Coming to Earth

This production, which harmonizes the conflicting accounts of Matthew and Luke and weaves the threads of many traditions into an intimate but also cosmic drama.  This wondrous story begins with the messianic prophecies in the Temple in Jerusalem, weaves through many parts of the world and throughout history, and ends with the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Adam and Eve,Moses, Adonis, Osiris, Isis, Apollo, Krishna, Buddha and Zarathustra all appear in this sometimes astonishing retelling of the greatest story ever told. This saga is based on the Gospels and the work of spiritual researcher Rudolf Steiner and theologians Emil Bock and Edward R. Smith. The performance for the Adults runs one hour and fifteen minutes.

  • Followed by Refreshments

Please RSVP for Childcare or 615-294-1216

Hosted by the Festival Team of Anthroposophic Branch of  Middle Tennessee

Donations Appreciated



Biodynamic Farmer Jeff Poppens host the Local Food Summit Dec 2-4

December 2-4 2016 | Tennessee State University’s Downtown Avon Williams Campus

($125 includes meals & all workshops)

Featuring Joel Salatin!  

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC and TSU, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season.

For more information visit


Biodynamic Prep- Nashville Area Nov 2 and Nov 4

We’ll be making Biodynamic Preparations next week . Please join us! 

Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

Chamomile Preparation

9:30am – 12:00

Sue Buck’s farm in Neely’s Bend, Madison TN

**Please bring a sack lunch for a lunch together afterwards.**

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Dandelion Preparation – Barrel Compost – Compost Preps

9:30am – 2:00pm

Arugulas’ Star Farm – Allison & Matthew Neal’s farm in Bethel TN (a beautiful 45 min to 1 hour’s drive from Nashville)

**Please bring a sack lunch for a lunch together midday.**

Carpooling is definitely an option for those who want to go.

RSVP Contact Hilary Higginbotham at 

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(Foxhollow Farm, KY, chamomile prep making 2015) (Prep Making at Six Boots Collective 2015)

Michaelmas Festival Sept 28th 4-8:00 Features a workshop with Jeff Poppen

This event will be held at Six Boots, a local farm and growers collective and CSA , located at 4506 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville 37218 in Bells Bend.

Everyone is warmly invited to a celebration of Michaelmas centered around the relationship of nature, the animal kingdom and the human kingdom.

4:00-6:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will inform of the importance, and demonstrate the preparation of the horn manure. We will include the Michaelmas readings while we are preparing the ground and filling the horns.

7-8.  Pot luck supper.

This will be a hands on experience rain or shine. Please come prepared in casual clothes and boots/shoes and your own chair for the farm. Snacks will be provided at the beginning of the event.

Thank You to Will Tarleton, of Six Boots Collective and CSA for hosting the event  .
Thank you to Jeff Poppen, owner of Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs for materials . Jeff will provide enough horns for those of us interested in planting in our own yards and farms.
Donations for the event and materials are encouraged.

Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE For more information please contact Barbara Bittles at or Cathy Green at



Biodynamic Celebration 2016 September 23-25, 2016

Information and registration is

Details: The conference will be held at a new location this year!  Directions are here.

For general inquiries, please email: Jeff at, or coreekaleseed at, or call 615-699-4676.

This year’s theme is
The Four Kingdoms:
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and Human.

Weekend workshops will explore examples of the kingdoms as they are expressed on a farm, as well as how we, as growers, can help create a four part harmony.

It is a special delight to be hosting our long time compatriots Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird to celebrate the 30th year of gathering biodynamic and organic growers and enthusiasts throughout the Southeast.

Study Groups Return

If you have been thinking about joining an Anthroposophy study group, it is a great time to begin.

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month evenings at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  This group is reading Nature Spirits- Selected Lectures -Rudolf Steiner . For more information, contact Cathy Green at

Michael Study Group-Meetings Every Tuesday 3:30-5:00. This group is reading Book One of the Karmic Realtionships by Rudolf Steiner.  For more information contact Barbara Bittles at

Anthroposophy study groups 2016 schedule

If you have been thinking about joining an anthroposophy study group, it is a great time to begin.

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will meet the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month evenings at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  This group is continuing Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz. For more information, contact Cathy Green at

The Michael Study Group of Nashville will meet first and third Tuesdays at 3:30 pm at Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. This group is beginning Karmic Relationships: Esoteric Studies – Volume I. For more information, contact Barbara Bittles at

A biodynamic agriculture group meets monthly in the Bells Bend area. This group is interested in practical applications of biodynamics for farmers and home gardeners. For more information, contact Hilary Higginbotham at

Another options is GEMS, a national study group conducted by mail through the Anthroposphical Society in America. For a description of GEMS, click here. For more information, contact Margaret Shipman at

If you know of other anthroposophy study groups in the Middle Tennessee area, please email

Ongoing Veil Painting Workshops

Anthroposophic artist Helen Chamberlain has begun teaching veil painting in the Liane Collot d’Herbois method of color, light and darkness. Helen is a graduate of the Emerald Foundation in the Netherlands. Her painting Light Gatherers is featured on this website. Both private and group classes are offered, and no previous artistic experience is necessary. For dates and information, call (615) 356-0295. (more…)