The following is an excerpt from a post written by our new friend Myrna who occupied the vendor table next to us at the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Summer Conference.
I was happy to see members of the Woodstock generation exchanging ideas and expertise with young members of the “Kalestock” generation at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) annualsummer conference on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus last weekend.
NOFA also attracts a wide range of herbalists, healers, and homesteaders. The American Society of Dowsers booth (okay, so there’s an organization for everybody), which was right next to my Good Egg Marketing table, was mobbed all weekend. Their website defines dowsing as “the ancient practice of using simple tools to interpret the answers to questions you ask,” but most of us associate it with divining for water. After hearing dowsers explain how it works dozens of times over the course of the weekend, I’m still a skeptic, but their staff and volunteers were awfully nice.