Mother Earth News Fair Highlights, Part I

| 5/8/2018 5:10:00 PM

Tags: Mother Earth News Fair, sustainability, modern homesteading, Carole Coates, North Carolina,

I’ve just returned from another educational and entertaining Mother Earth News Fair event, this time near the hip city of Asheville, NC. Fair attendees have lots of options with well over a hundred workshops to choose from. But there’s more to the fair than classes. In today’s post, I want to focus on some of the other learning opportunities and just plain fun things that were available to fair goers.

African cattle horns

Check out the horns on this Ankole-Watusi African cattle breed--six feet from tip to tip. Photo by Carole Coates


Indoors or outside, attendees had plenty vendors to check out—more than two hundred of them. Everything from vegetable and flower seeds to tractors was on site and available for sale. Mushroom kits, gardening tools, clothing, children’s books, sun ovens, and fruit trees were just a few more things available for purchase at the Asheville fair. As usual, I found a few things for the garden and some one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

Edible landscape exhibit

Edible landscaping. Yum! Photo by Carole Coates

mother earth news fair 2018 schedule


Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!