May 6-7, 2017
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, N.C. 28732

Hosted by: MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine

WHAT: The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is a family-friendly sustainable living event with more than 150 hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts on preparing and preserving food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics.

Also on the grounds: hands-on children’s projects; vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations; artisan food tastings; and local and organic food offerings.

WHY: MOTHER EARTH NEWS, the country’s largest and longest-running publication on sustainable living, brings its message of practical, self-sufficient living to life for people across the green-living spectrum.

TICKETS:
• Weekend pass – Pre-ordered: $25; At the gate:$30
• Children 17 and under are FREE

Tickets are available:
Online, by calling 800-234-3368, and at the gate.

Select Keynote Speakers:

• Joel Salatin, author and proprietor of Polyface Farms
• Steven Raichlen, author and culinary expert
• Meredith Leigh, author and sustainable food advocate
• Tradd Cotter, author, microbiologist and mycologist
• Shawna Coronado, author and natural health expert
• Patricia Foreman, author and agricultural advocate

Workshops
More than 150 hands-on workshops and seminars focus on gardening, real food, green building, small-scale agriculture, alternative energy, natural health and green transportation.

Children’s Activities
The Kids’ Treehouse Club offers free hands-on activities for children to interact with chickens, milk dairy animals, make healthy foods, build with mud, plant garden seeds, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sustainable Living Marketplace
Approximately 300 artisans and vendors sell goods ranging from locally made crafts and foods to solar energy systems and outdoor power equipment.

 

 

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Organic Growers School is a non-profit organization providing organic education since 1993. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and support people in our region to farm, garden, and live organically.