Organic Gardening

Learn how to use natural, organic gardening methods to grow the freshest food in your own garden.

Compost Meat, Fish, and Dairy with the Bokashi Composting Method

By Emma Raven, Misfit Gardening

Bokashi composting allows you to compost much more waste generated in your home which ordinarily, would not be suitable for the compost heap. It is a composting method which uses anaerobic bacteria (those which live in low oxygen environments) to ferment (or pickle) the waste and is small enough to fit in a kitchen, making it ideal for urban homes.

‘Solidago caesia’: A Non-Allergenic and Shade-Loving Goldenrod

By Barry Glick, Sunshine Farm and Gardens

Yes, this is a "Goldenrod" — not a weedy Goldenrod, but an extremely desirable one — and I highly recommend it for just about any garden. Be it a native, natural, wild or formal garden, there's a place for Solidago caesia.

Cooperative Neighborhood Composting

By Rachel Stutts

Besides benefiting the environment by reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfills and providing your garden with black gold, composting can build and strengthen relationships with your community.

It's a Bug-Eat-Bug World: Controlling Tomato Hornworms with Braconidae Wasps

By Kurt Jacobson

Hornworms are the scurge of a tomato plant but Braconidae Wasps are here to help.


DIY Root Cellars for Storing Carrots, Beets, Potatoes, and More

By Celeste Longacre

Wouldn't you love to have fresh beets, carrots, turnips or potatoes all winter long? You can if you have a root cellar.

Shiitake Mushrooms: Non-Traditional Forest Products, Part 1

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms

We'll give you information on how you can diversify your farm with non-traditional forest products — shiitake mushrooms being one of those products. Now is the time to source your logs for inoculating in the Spring. We'll give you information on logs needed and setting up your "log yard".

Urban Backyard Farming for Profit

By Curtis Stone

These four urban farming business plans show how you can start a gardening business in your backyard and earn a profit on a half acre or less. Learn which customers to target, the most profitable vegetables to grow, and how to design the most efficient planting system.

Cover Crops: Better Soil in a Month

By Stephen and Cindy Scott, Terroir Seeds

Cover crops or green manures have improved soil for thousands of years. We look at what one month of growth provides in an average raised bed.

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.