An Alternative Living Education

For visitors and staffers alike, MOTHER EARTH NEWS' 1980 seminars offered a chance to engage directly with alternative living methods and practices.



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Many hands make light work, especially when the alternative living project is a rammed earth solar greenhouse.
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A few of the many seminar activities: Alcohol-powered Pterodactyls made the Ultralight Aircraft Seminar a hit among the would-be pilots.
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Part of the fun in the Backyard Livestock class is visiting with newborn animals.
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Classroom discussions of biogas were illustrated by a close-up look at some methane digesters.
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS staffers were on hand to operate our brand new sawmill, which is powered by this wood-fired steam engine.
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B. Allan Mackie — of the Mackie School of Log Building — demonstrates how to construct an attractive, low-cost home with logs.  
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