Workshops/Speakers: Puyallup, Washington

May 31-June 1, 2014

Workshop speakers are listed alphabetically by speaker’s first name. To narrow your search, click on the categories listed on the left.

Heretics Unite
Joel Salatin - Polyface Farms
MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR visitors are part of an integrity living that threatens Wall Street and governmental orthodoxy. Modern American orthodoxy assumes that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is far more important than dancing earthworms. That food convenience is far more important than food knowledge. Heretics question all of these axiomatic untruths. This hard-hitting but humorous performance by farmer, author and entertainer Joel Salatin identifies these outrageous orthodoxies, explains the heresy antidote, and calls for all of us to chart a different path for integrity living.

Put 'Em Up! Your Preserving Questions Answered
Sherri Brooks Vinton - Storey Publishing
Can you pickle that? Or can it? Infuse it, dry it, freeze it or ferment it? Join author Sherri Brooks Vinton for a presentation on the many different ways to preserve your own food. A great session for experienced preservers looking for new ideas as well as anyone who has been thinking about doing a little preserving but doesn’t know where to jump in.

Herbal Remedies for Pain Relief
Stephanie Tourles - Storey Publishing
Come hear author, herbalist, and lic. holistic esthetician, Stephanie Tourles, discuss soothing herbal remedies that will help ease the pain associated with backache, arthritis, headaches, and sore, stiff muscles - from her latest book, Hands-On Healing Remedies, highlighting 15 herbs to promote blessed pain relief, comfort, and healing. Learn how these aromatic, topically-applied herbal remedies are made and used. Samples will be available for everyone to experience. Q & A to follow if there is time.

Aquaponic Gardening: Growing fish and vegetables together
Sylvia Bernstein - The Aquaponic Source and New Society Publishers
Aquaponics is a revolutionary combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics—and an amazingly fun and easy way to raise fish together with organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits. Aquaponic systems are much more productive and use up to 90 percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging or heavy lifting!

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