Connecting independent initatives working from Rudolf Steiner's indications in Nashville and Middle Tennessee


Dr. Mark Hancock At The Tennessee Local Food Summit -December 2

Dr Hancock will present a lecture on Nutrition

Saturday 2:30 at the Tennessee Local Food Summit

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Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is December 1-3, 2017 and will be held at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC, 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 Nashville’s existing local food movement.

This year’s topics for discussion will be:

❧ Backyard gardening
❧ Cooking Demonstrations by famous local chefs
❧ What’s going on in Nashville’s Local Food Movement
❧ Farming

MEALS INCLUDED! Breakfast, lunch and a dinner will be made by local chefs using local ingredients. Included in full conference ticket. Lockeland Table, Husk Nashville and Nicky’s Coal Fired are some of the local restaurants who will be helping to put the meals together.

Ticket Information


~Biodynamic Workshop PART 3 Barefoot Farm Series~~

You did not have to have attended the first or second workshop to attend Part 3, you will have just missed out on the information shared then.

Join us the first Sunday of August 2017 for a Biodynamic workshop with Jeff Poppen, the grandfather of Biodynamic Farming & Gardening in the Southeast.

Topics to be covered include: Composting-Plowing-Spring Gardening-Soil Health-Cold Frames-Orchards-Berries-Transplanting-Cultivation-Summer Gardening-Mulching-Companion Planting-Insects-Fungi-Moisture-Harvesting-Flowers-Pastures-Animals-Trellising-Successive Planting-Cover Crops-Fall Gardening-Infrastructure
Minerals-Storage-Forests-Seed Saving-Overwintering
Plus hands-on work with horn manure, horn silica, the compost preparations, barrel compost and horsetail
Transplants, handouts and preparations will be provided to take home with you!

When: Sunday, August 6, from 1-4 pm
You are more than welcome to come early or stay later to participate in whatever is going on at the farm, and to enjoy a meal with us.
2250 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150.
Use your GPS to get to Red Boiling Springs, then follow these directions:
TICKETS:We are only accepting a limited number of participants, so please purchase your ticket now so you are guaranteed a spot! Each workshop is $30.
Purchase your tickets here:


15_Christ_Resurrection (small).jpgMay 12- 7:30 Public Talk “The Word of God”  Where it can be found? By Patrick Kennedy How can we hear the God speaking to us?

May 13- 9:30 A story of the spirit for children. Followed by a conversation with interested parents.

10:30- The Act of Consecration of the Human Being- renewed communion service. The communion service in The Christian Community does not use alcoholic wine and communion itself is open to everyone over the age of 14. Children have their own special service that matches their developmental stage and relationship to God. However children 9 and older may attend the service and not take communion.

10_An_Altar_Hidden_from_View (small)11:30 -Contemplating the Gospel and Liturgy- A gospel study after the service.

12:15- Lunch

1:00 -Open conversation Questions?

Location-4804 Sewanee Rd Nashville TN 37220

Childcare provided please RSVP.

Please RSVP to Barbara Bittles at (615) 294-1216 or email

Paintings by Helen Chamberlain

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.