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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.


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