April 2020

Seemingly overnight, our family, work, and social lives have been turned upside down. Familiar routines and familiar places have suddenly been transformed by social distancing, working from home, caring for loved ones, loss of employment, illness, or worse.

Yet even as a global calamity envelopes humankind, the natural world follows its life-bearing rhythms. The days grow longer and warmer, seeds are sprouting, trees are leafing, the cows are bearing calves and giving milk. The honeybees are emerging from their winter slumber.

Speaking of bees: Maurice Maeterlinck wrote that “the god the bees worship is the future.” As we fill our greenhouses with the plants that will yield a summer bounty of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, we too serve the future, a time beyond this moment of upheaval and hardship. Our healing, life-affirming biodynamic practices point toward a time when human beings will draw upon the wisdom of nature and the guidance of the elemental beings.

To help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, our April workshops have been postponed or rescheduled, and the students in this year’s Part-Time Training in Biodynamics will make up their missed classes with next year’s cohort. We are organizing May’s plant sale so that our friends can get everything they need to fill their gardens while observing prudent social distancing. Our 2020 CSA is fully subscribed, and we look forward to seeing old friends and new at our Farm Stand this summer.

We are especially pleased to announce a new summer internship — a wonderful opportunity to experience biodynamic farming and dairying in a community setting. Details (and the application form) can be found here.

In this dark time, please join us in voting “Yes” to the future. If you are able, your donation this spring will help us to continue the healing work of building a biodynamic farm individuality in a suburban setting. Our research and practice of biodynamic methods and our educational programming point the way to a sustainable, food-secure, life-affirming future in which human beings, nature, and the spiritual world live and work together in harmony.

Thank you for your support!

One-time donation

Your generous support at this moment in our history will enable us to give our undivided attention to creating a thriving farm and garden that serves our community and the world in countless ways, large and small.

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Recurring Donation

Make a recurring donation at a level comfortable for you, and enjoy knowing that every month you are helping to build a biodynamic farm individuality across the Threefold and Fellowship properties, a fertile land base that will support new therapeutic and educational programming for all ages.

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If you would like to learn more about our plans, or are interested in supporting a particular aspect of our work, we’d love to tell you more about opportunities to support us! Please contact Bill Day at 845-352-5020 x124 or billday@threefold.org.

The Pfeiffer Center is a project of the Threefold Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.