Who we are
We are a group of plant breeders working from a spiritual scientific and biodynamic background who have come together in order to breed cultivated plant varieties for the organic sector.
What we want
We would like to exchange experiences gathered in the course of plant breeding work and evaluate our differing approaches. On this basis common policies can be worked through and this mission statement developed further while remaining open to individual nuances.
In our view the human being is a spiritual being able to act out of impulses derived from an inner connection with the higher self.
Through their nutritional potential food plants can create the foundation upon which human beings can develop thinking, feeling and will activity.
We wish to support this through the careful breeding of relevant food plants and so contribute towards the further development of humanity, cultivated plants and the earth.
Seeds are far more than simply a means of production. Cultivated plants and their varieties are invaluable elements of our cultural heritage. The care of this heritage requires binding rules of engagement.
To breed varieties appropriate to human nutritional needs.
To develop plant breeding directly linked to local conditions thereby enhancing regional diversity.
Using the insights of the Biodynamic approach we wish to breed varieties suited to organic growing conditions.
Under the concept of "intervention through plant breeding," we understand such selection and creation of variation as is brought about through natural crossing and transformation of the environment.
We intend to bring about mutual development between human beings, the earth and plant life.
The plant is a form of life which links heaven and earth through its own existence.
Earthly substances are formed and transformed through the influence of the cosmos and the earth's immediate surroundings.
The plant orientates itself outwards from the centre of the earth and builds a connection to the environment in which it develops. It creates the foundations for other forms of life on the earth.
The way in which plants develop and ripen forms the quality of our food.