BDA AGM #8
34 members present at Steiner House London
New edition of the Agriculture course had presented many difficulties but thanks to the perseverance and patience of George Corrin this will be here in the new year.
How to make. produce sale a greater success in view of the poor response from growers this year. It would be ‘fatal to advertise this’ again with such a response. Area collections and transport had been the issue.
Should we have stands at agricultural shows. £! and lack of literature. Best ads are more and better food. Quality will sell itself.
Mr Collis, on behalf of Demeter Seeds, reported a good year despite the weather with many members coooperating in their production. Germination is well above level required bt the Cambridge Research Station.
Plans going well for the tour of Danish farms in the summer – details in Newsletter. Maximum of 25 people. If we don’t get that number from the BDAA we can extend the invitation to members of the Soil Association.
Could group subscriptions be allowed? Yes, any financial barriers are negotiable.
Council does not change as Major Grange Kilcaldy declined his nomination so council stays as is:-
Chair: DS Clements
Hon Secretary: Lady Chance
Dr C A Meir
Col A Hanbury Sparrow
George Corrin – Consultant
Mr Bernard Mansfield talked about bees. Honey was mankind’s only sweetener until Alexander. the Great brought Sugar Cane from India and then West to the Americas. Napoleon responded to the British ban on going East so they planted sugar beets – so the consciousness depended from the sun to the earth. Honey brings harmony between the etheric and astral bodies – the formic acid develops the soul forces: “a renewer of the forces of growth of the Earth.” Juniper is also high in this acid and a version of the 12 days of Christmas ends “And a branch of a Juniper tree!” All was illustrated with coloured photographs by Mr Maurice Collis.