Gale Force--I'll tell you what I can in the few moments I have!!
I was only there for Friday, the "Pre-Conference" workshops. There were 3 tracks: Traditional Diets with Sally, Lacto-Fermented Foods with John Eistenstein and Dina some-thing or other (they were both fantastic--and John's a cutie! Oh, and other speakers did the afternoon, though I wasn't there, so I am not sure who) and then a Fertility Awareness Workshop with Katie Singer.
I spent the morning in lacto-fermented foods, learning to make ginger ale and other bubbly beverages. Then after a very good (but not stellar
) buffet lunch (GREAT sourdough bread), I spent the afternoon in the FA workshop. Katie is great, knowledgable but very humble. I enjoyed her, but already knew most of what she covered having read The Garden Of Fertility and Toni Welscher's TCOYF. Finally I slipped in to the last 45 mintues with Sally (huge group in there!) as she was recapping all the do's and don'ts.
I heard there were 800 people there (not sure if this was just Friday or if it was the total people exepcted over the 3 days). I met tons of people from this area as well as MN, TX, ME, Australia, etc. Its amazing to hear how much easier it is to get raw milk in places other then Maryland!
Though there were surely more exhibiters on the weekend, there were a bunch of great groups there on Friday. Body Ecology (not Donna Gates, at least not on Friday) was there, as was a company I was unaware of--Dr Ron's--that sells organ and gland supplements and butter oil, etc-got some great info from them!
Well, only had a few minutes to type. Hope you had fun living vicariously! Wish I had been there all 3 days!!! Next year, maybe!