Perhaps you’ve never been able to attend one of the Mother Earth News Fairs… but you’ve always wanted to.
To give you a taste of what they look like and what goes one, Community Chickens editor, Carla Tilghman and author/presenter Frank Hyman (of Hentopia fame) teamed up to share a little slice of the latest Fair in Pennsylvania with you. All photos courtesy of Frank Hyman.
There are tons of workshops and presentations where folks share their expertise on topics from “Reducing Chronic Inflammation” to “How to Build with Mud”.
Uncle Mud (Chris McClellan) and Family are well known for their workshops on building cob structures from pizza ovens to cottages.
Joel and Polyface Farm will be hosting the Mother Earth News Fair in July, 2020.
Or you can go mushrooming with mycologist Tradd Cotter and learn to identify different fungi native to the area.
Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years.
The exhibitions (inside and outside) allow both small and large vendors to share their wares and tempt you with a wide variety of amazing objects.
Animals and Activities
There are animals and activities for the whole family from alpaca to chickens, from drawing on giant mushrooms to taking your (well-mannered) dog for a leisurely walk.
Mother Earth News Fairs are held all around the country and we hope to see you at one of them soon.
The last one of 2019 is being held in Topeka, Kansas, home of the Mother Earth News (and Community Chickens) publishing team.