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Mother Earth News Fair

Chelsea Green will be at the Mother Earth News Fair in Washington this weekend. We’ll have a table so please come by. We’ll have some special promotions going on that you won’t want to miss! Also make sure to checkout our authors that will be speaking and giving workshops:

Joel SalatinBallet in the Pasture; Dan Chiras The Monkey Trap: Can the human race survive the human race?; Mat SteinBeyond the Defensible: Fire and Earthquake resistant green building and remodeling; Kiko DenzerEarth ovens for bread, art, comfort

MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine has been helping folks live self-reliant, sustainable, meaningful lives for more than 40 years. With an audience of more than 3 million readers worldwide, it is the largest and longest-running environmental lifestyle magazine on the planet.

This year’s first Fair will be held June 4-5, 2011, at the Puyallup Fairgrounds outside of Seattle. The venue also hosts the Washington State Fair, and attendees can expect a similar experience focused on sustainable and rural living.Bring the whole family to the Fair for a fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event that features dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. You can also taste samples of organic beverages in our Beer and Wine Garden, participate in a silent auction, check out the latest in alternative energy vehicles, watch logging and restorative forestry draft horse demonstrations, make home-baked bread in home-made ovens, swap seeds with local gardeners, reminisce with antique tractors, experience small-space living and watch artists bring farm animals to life on the canvas. Plus, save on great deals from dozens of regional and national vendors featuring sustainable lifestyle products and services, including books, tools, seeds, crafts, organic foods, clothes, solar gadgets and more! The Mother Earth News Fair will bring these exciting opportunities to Marin County, Calif., and Seven Springs, Pa., in September.


Tips on No-Till Farming and Cover Crops

In the below Q&A, author and permaculture designer Shawn Jadrnicek answers questions about no-till farming and the use of cover crops from two readers (one from North Carolina, and the other from Nova Scotia). In his groundbreaking book, The Bio-Integrated Farm, Jadrnicek provides in-depth information on water flow management along with projects that use the free forces of nature—gravity, […] Read More

Reimagining Restoration as a Radical Act

Finding ways to manage “invasive” species as we’ve come to know them has sparked a vigorous debate within conservation and restoration communities, as well as farmers, gardeners, and permaculturalists.In her thought-provoking book Beyond the War on Invasive Species, author Tao Orion urges us to rethink and reimagine restoration as a way to break out of […] Read More

What Can Wisteria Do For Your Forest Garden?

Jerome Osentowski, founder of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) in Basalt, Colorado, is one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers and author of the new groundbreaking book, The Forest Garden Greenhouse. Part case-study of CRMPI’s innovative greenhouses and part how-to primer, Osentowski’s book shows that bringing the forest garden indoors is possible, even on […] Read More

Tips on Perennial Crops with Eric Toensmeier

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Perennial Vegetables, Paradise Lot, and most recently The Carbon Farming Solution—a groundbreaking new book that treats agriculture as an important part of the climate change solution, rather than a global contributor to the problem. As part of our “Ask the Expert” series going on throughout the month of May to celebrate […] Read More

How to Design Swales for Optimum Water Flow

May has arrived! The birds are chirping, flowers are budding, and it’s time to officially celebrate Permaculture Month.Throughout the next few weeks, we are putting our pioneering permaculture authors to work for you in our “Ask the Experts” series. If you are looking to become a better permaculturalist, there’s still time to participate. Submit your questions here.Today’s topic is […] Read More
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