Alas, this summer, we answered the question: Is it possible to have a successful study tour in three days, jet lag notwithstanding? In Switzerland.
The Goetheanum itself, in Dornach
From a tree on the grounds
Time for adventure….
…and at the castle
Walking the grounds
I think the response from the class was an unequivocal yes — from the compost-building in the Goetheanum gardens to the inspired tutelage of Johannes Wirz (and Jean-Michel Florin and Johannes Kuhl) to the magical mystery tour at the Ita Wegman Klinik.
The historic Glas Haus
Leslie and Johannes
The largest cell, for the Queen
With Benno in the gardens
At the Ita Wegman Klinik
The Dornach journey revealed much about the secret lives of bees — at this time of year, in particular, they are focused on building protein and building fat. Just as we see with humans, fat itself almost functions as an endocrine organ. Without fat bodies and protein stores, the weak bees can hardly make it through the winter. Mite control is established via organic acids. There was so much to learn — and eat (together).
Milo, Ryan, Jimmy cooking at the beautiful youth center