From Friday afternoon,May second,through Saturday the third, Camphill Mountshannon hosted a conference on Biodynamic Gardening. Friday night there was a presentation given by Finbarr Murphy, followed by an exercise in observation on the shores of Lough Derg.
After breakfast on Saturday morning, there was a lecture covering the history of the local Seed Savers chapter in nearby Scariff,combined with a walk around the Seed Saver's grounds. This was followed by lunch,along with much good humor and laughter.
Saturday afternoon there was a talk about seed production aimed especially at growers/farmers/gardeners. (Seed Savers is an organization that preserves and distributes the seeds of traditional varieties of fruits and vegetables).
Ricardo,our gardener (who helped to coordinate the conference) and Tamara, our co-worker from Russia,attended. In all there were nearly thirty people present for the weekend.