Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

Natural Burial Options

By Amanda Sorell

Stay green beyond the grave by planning a natural burial, or choosing a biodegradable coffin or urn.

Simple Lifestyle with Nature's Animals

By Bruce McElmurray

More than 20 years ago, we made the decision to live a more simple life. Living in the big city, we had accumulated many possessions that had, at best, limited function. When we decided on a more uncluttered and simple lifestyle, we called an auctioneer and had him auction off the majority of our possessions. When we moved to our small cabin in the mountains we were immersed in nature.

Coyote: A Keystone Carnivore

By Geri Vistein

Every member of an ecosystem community needs to be present in order to keep your land healthy and vibrant. That includes the carnivores - both terrestrial and avian. But one carnivore affects that ecosystem community more than the others: the keystone carnivore. And Coyotes play the role of the keystone carnivore in many of the landscapes of North America.

Bike-Powered Compost Collection

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

Climate action through bike-powered compost collection starts in Reno with the Reno Rot Riders.


Seeing Green: The Importance of Nature for Our Health

By Eva M. Selhub and Alan C. Logan

Time spent in the Great Outdoors reduces the stress hormone cortisol and increases our sense of well-being.

Personality Types and Permaculture

By Rehana Franklin

Ever wonder what the unseen, unnamed aspects of homesteading in community are? Social dynamics and personality types are vital, intimidating elements of farming in the country.

Black Bear Encounters

By Bruce McElmurray

In our many encounters with black bears, we have had no serious incidents. Achieve harmony living in bear territory by staying calm and giving bears favorable distance.

'The Land Ethic' and Our Relationship with Carnivores

By Geri Vistein

The Land Ethic describes how we see ourselves on the land, and how we, therefore, respect and treat all other members of the land community.

Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR


Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.