You may recognize Amyrose Foll from her contributions to Mother Earth News Fair Online in 2020 as the instructor of the Maple Syrup Production Course and several workshops in our Natural Health Course. Now, you can meet her in person at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, this September! Founder of Virginia Free Farm, Amyrose is a fervent advocate for food sovereignty, earth care, people care, and resource sharing. She works to live out the values of collectivism and community in order to ensure those around her are fed. She’s a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former nurse, and she continues her duty to protect and care for others through the farm. Check out more information about the Pennsylvania Fair and order your advance discount wristband today!
Indigenous Medicine: Turkey Tail Mushrooms
with Amyrose Foll
Walk with Amyrose as she introduces you to an easy-to-identify fungus: the Turkey Tail. It’s abundant in North America and widely available most of the year. It has been studied at length by modern medicine, and has proven effective for immune health. It’s easy to identify and is a great medicinal to start your journey in foraging and gathering. This workshop is part of our Natural Health: Immune Boosting Course.
Scoop on Poop: Safely Composting Humanure
with Dan Chiras
Humans generate enormous amounts of nutrient-rich excretions every day. In nature, such excretions are cycled back into ecosystems, ensuring the continuation of life. If we’re going to live sustainably on planet Earth, we’ve got to do the same. Fortunately, it’s rather easy to safely collect and return these valuable “wastes” into gardens, orchards, and berry patches. In this workshop, which is part of our DIY Skills Course, Dan shows you how.
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Dylan Woock, co-founder of Bivvi, shares how the vision for an inclusive outdoor experience developed into a sustainable, high-quality cabin business, and how Bivvi has designed these A-frames to be functional, low-impact, and eye-catching.
What is the Mother Earth News Fair? A fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event packed with workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, homesteading, natural health, organic gardening, and more! Come enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, and a vast marketplace.
Helpers Wanted! We’re looking for help setting up and tearing down our bookstore. All approved helpers receive a FREE weekend pass and Mother Earth News Fair t-shirt! If you are interested in becoming a helper at either event this year, please fill out the following online form and so we can follow-up.
Click here to fill out the Helper Sign-Up form for Seven Springs, Pa.
Click here to fill out the Helper Sign-Up form for Belton, Tex.
Preorder your discounted weekend wristband by July 31 to the Texas Fair and receive a complimentary gift bag featuring products from the Mother Earth News Fair Bookstore and participating Fair exhibitors! Gift bags are limited to the first 500 preordered weekend wristbands only! See below for details.
Here are just some of the items included in the gift bag*:
Mother Earth News Pocket Garden Planner
Best of Mother Earth News special issue
Mother Earth News Stainless Steel Smoothie Straw
Stainless Steel Straw Brush
Mother Earth News 50th Anniversary pint glass
Natural Home 7-Piece Bamboo Utensils & Tray
Organic Cotton Tote Bag from ClimateGard by Johnny Appleseed Organic
Select Products from Wise Woman Botanicals
*Items in gift bags may vary. Offer good for weekend wristbands, weekend wristband packages and Preferred Seating passes only. Limited to the first 500 preorders. Gift bag redemption coupons will mail with wristbands closer to the FAIR dates and may be redeemed at the Mother Earth News Fair Bookstore. Only adults with a weekend wristband or Preferred Seating lanyard are eligible. Children 17 and younger get in FREE and don’t need a wristband!