Aldo Leopold and Goethe

A paperback version from Ballantine Books, 1966.
Many of us at the conference carried this edition.









Aldo Leopold and Goethe

The principles Aldo Leopold wrote about in A Sand County Almanac, first published in 1949, are so similar to those principles in Rudolf Steiner’s Biodynamic Agriculture, and further back, Wolfgang von Goethe— the importance of biodiversity in the health of the land, the interconnectedness of nature, the way Leopold observed and learned from what was present.

I asked his youngest daughter Estella Leopold if Leopold had studied Goethe.

“Of course,” she replied without hesitation. “He was educated!”

Our schools would do well include some of the scientific, philosophical writings of both Goethe and Leopold.