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Mother Earth News Fair adds extra day in Seven Springs 
3rd annual event brings unique perspectives from national and regional sustainability experts 

SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. (July 31, 2012) — Fueled by its popularity and attendee feedback, the Mother Earth News Fair will add a third day of sustainable living activities to its lineup. The event takes place Sept. 21-23 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive.

Gates will open at noon Friday, Sept. 21, and close at 7 p.m. The Fair hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Dozens of hands-on workshops will cover organic gardening, real food, renewable energy, small-scale livestock, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, natural health, green transportation, and related topics. Sustainable and rural lifestyle experts from across the country will lead the sessions.

Nationally known keynote speakers will offer attendees a broader perspective on today’s environmental issues, including:

Animal welfare activist Temple Grandin, Ph.D., will teach attendees how animals think and feel to create strategies for improving their overall welfare. Equipment Grandin designed handles half the cattle in the United States and Canada, and her meat industry guidelines improve the quality of life for livestock.

Organic farmer and author Joel Salatinwill discuss ways to use technology to regain a relationship with our food, energy, water, air, soil, fabric and shelter. Salatin’s Polyface Farm was featured in the documentary Food, Inc. 

Barbara Pleasant, a Mother Earth News contributing editor, will share how to become more self-sufficient and save money by growing crops that store well.

Self-taught fermentation expert Sandor Katz will show attendees the scope of fermentation beyond food and beverages. Katz authored The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation.  

Food historian William Woys Weaver, Ph.D., will cover the history and nutritional ramifications of heirloom food plants. Weaver owns the Roughwood Seed Collection in Devon, Pa., and is a Mother Earth News contributing editor.  

In addition to workshops, the Fair will host an heirloom seed display, children’s activities, vendor and livestock demonstrations, a green shopping pavilion, and local and organic food options.

Adult tickets cost $30 for the weekend or $15 for a one-day pass in advance, or $35 and $20, respectively, at the gate. Children 17 and under get in free. To purchase advance tickets, go to www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com or call toll-free 800-234-3368.

The Fair is sponsored by Botanical Interests, Brinsea, Central Boiler, Earthineer, Envirolet, Deltec Homes, Ford, Gorilla Glue, Manna Pro, Meyer Hatchery, O’Keeffe’s and the Weston A. Price Foundation.

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News (www.MotherEarthNews.com) is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Topics include organic gardening, do-it-yourself projects, cutting energy costs, using renewable energy, green home building and rural living.

About Ogden Publications Inc. 
Ogden Publications Inc. (www.OgdenPubs.com) is the leading information resource serving the sustainable lifestyle, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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