Local Events: Mother Earth News Fair October 22-23

From chickens to yogurt, those attending the Mother Earth News Fair this weekend will be learning about all sorts of topics related to modern homesteading, green living, and natural health. There will be many authors at the fair, presenting talks on their areas of expertise. The Library has many books and DVD’s featuring these authors in our collection, so stop by and check a few out after you attend. You may find just what you need to create your own earth-friendly homestead.

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  • Mother Earth News Fair
  • October 22-23
    9 am – 7 pm on Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm on Sunday
  • Kansas Expocentre
  • Tickets: A wristband  (good for both days) at the gate is $30.  A single day wristband pass will be $25 at the gate.  Children 17 and under get in FREE
    Wristbands are available for pre-order online, at a discounted price.

At the Mother Earth News Fair, you’ll discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance. Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

Each Mother Earth News Fair features:

  • More than 150 workshops from the leading authorities on organic gardening, food preservation, homesteading and livestock, green building, and natural health.
  • Great deals from more than 200 regional and national exhibitors that feature sustainable products and services.
  • Off-Stage Demos – With topics ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses to heritage breed livestock, there is a lot to see!
  • Inspirational keynotes, great food, and kids programming.

Extend the Experience

There will be so many topics covered at this fair you may feel like you just barely got started in exploring all that you wanted to learn. Rest assured, the Library has books and DVD’s that can help you go deeper with whatever topics inspired you the most. Pick a project, a lifestyle change, a new skill you want to learn and check out our resources.


Jessi Bloom

There will be numerous speaking events and workshops at the fair, and many of the presenters have written books or filmed DVD’s which are available from the Library’s collection.  Here are a few highlights:

These are just a few highlights, the Library has 30 books and DVDs from 17 of the experts who will be presenting at the Mother Earth News Fair. So if you attend the Fair and find a speaker or two whose topic really interests you, be sure to check our collection for more information.

Even if we don’t have a book for DVD by that particular speaker, we’re likely to have something on that topic – whether it be aquaponic gardening or yogurt making.



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