MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

[ August 5, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. August 6, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Aug. 5-6, 2017 Albany, OR
So much to see, do, and learn. With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Take a look at the program here.

And here is the line of speakers and workshops.

Check out the exhibitor list and stop by and say … Read More.

20th Annual Plant and Garden Fair

[ May 13, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The 20th Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair in Downtown Camas is the day before Mother’s Day. This favorite Spring event will return with all of its color, interest and diversity on Saturday, May 13th from 9am until 4pm. Find a wide array of plants, flowers, trees, garden art, planters, garden furniture, birdhouses, iron works, and a … Read More.

New Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

The Dwarf Tomato Project
We have not been trying to keep them a secret. In fact, for the past five years we have been a conduit for introducing gardeners all over the world to new varieties of compact tomatoes. With their popularity increasing, everywhere you look in the tomato gardening world, there is buzz about the … Read More.

Mother Earth News Fair!

[ June 4, 2016; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. June 5, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Do you have an interest in Back to the Land, DIY, Self Reliance,  Backyard Homesteading?

You need to be at the  Mother Earth News Fair!

150 + Hands-On Workshops

Organic Gardening
Food Preparation & Preservation
Natural Health
Renewable Energy
Homesteading
Small-Scale Livestock
Green Building
Remodeling
Green Transportation
and More Related Topics

Local and national experts will lead the sessions.

In … Read More.

Upcycling Windows & Doors – Urban Gardening Projects

As the modern trend toward “green living” continues to gain popularity, several urban centers have found creative and resourceful ways to reduce their carbon footprints on the environment. In particular, one eco-friendly initiative — upcycling — has become increasingly common among city dwellers due to its ease, accessibility and artsy appeal.
Upcycling describes the process of … Read More.

Is Your Garden Hose Toxic?

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than cold water. Whether it’s in a tall glass or straight from the garden hose, there’s nothing like a cool drink for both you and your plants.
Both you and your gardens need it and most of you don’t think twice about using your hose as a source … Read More.

The Safe Seed Pledge: A Contract Between Gardeners & Their Seed Suppliers

Although the science and technology behind genetic engineering was established by the late 1970s, it was not until 1980, when the government began allowing lifeforms to be patented, that corporations realized that they were sitting on a goldmine. Simply speaking, by manipulating the DNA of living things, calling these organisms unique, and protecting them with … Read More.

SMART Composting: A Rind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

More and more, people recognize that putting organic matter in a landfill is a waste of both money and natural resources. Organic material in a landfill decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen), releasing harmful methane. You can do your garden and the planet a good turn by turning your organic spoils into food for the earth.
Composting returns … Read More.

Free Film Showing: Rebecca’s Wild Farm and The Agro Rebel

[ August 22, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. September 26, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Brighid’s Circle LLC is presenting two free films exploring food security, permaculture, and new methods for feeding our families and communities.
Rebecca’s Wild Farm: a Farm for the Future
Rising fuel prices are a wake up call for filmmaker, Rebecca Hosking, as she investigates how to transform her families farm in Devon into a low energy … Read More.

Hoop Houses: Eat from Your Garden Earlier and Longer

picture courtesy flickr user KnittingIriCo
Compiled by Gary Munkhoff
Hoop houses are a great do-it-yourself project that can make it possible for you to garden all year long. They can also be used for storage, as a temporary garage, or even as a workshop. They are inexpensive, easy to construct and when completed they also:

Add to two … Read More.