Camphill Gathering considers plastics & the environmentType: Blogs
Topic: Ecology and sustainability | Intentional communities
Published on: 24th February 2020
I went with my friend Tony to (Camphill) Beannachar for the Residents conference. It was good fun and we did lots of things. I used to live in Beannachar a long time ago. It was good to see the new buildings. We went to see the new office that they were building. It is made out of straw bales.
There were lots of people from different Camphill communities. The conference was about plastics and the environment. Jim gave a talk all about plastics and looking after our environment. Then we went off to groups. Me and Tony and Andrew were in a group with Carin and we made a hanging lampshade made out of plastic rubbish from the beach. It was hard to thread all the bits onto the string and make it all hang right, but we managed. It was very big.
We had a nice lunch with soup with everybody together. At the end of the conference, each group showed what they had done. We showed everybody our hanging lampshade. Some people did folk dancing with Andrene. Some people made a mosaic next to a foot path with Albertino. Some people made food wrapping out of beeswax.
I had a great time. I like the Residents Gatherings.
Blog by Duncan, Milltown community (with support from Andrew Plant).