Mother Earth News Fair, 1980

The 1980 edition of the Mother Earth News Fair featured a wide range of self-sufficiency projects and seminars in energy generation, home construction, and food preparation and storage.

| March/April 1980

With the prices of goods of every description skyrocketing, the value of gold fluctuating giddily (at the time of this writing) from well above to far below the $800 mark, and both the cost and availability of fossil fuels more uncertain by the hour, it's nice to know that knowledge is as valuable today as it was yesterday and will hold its worth well beyond tomorrow.

And there's no kind of "learnin' " that has more value than plain old hands-on "how-to" know-how . . . which is just the sort of practical education offered by the series of seminars at the 1980 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair! Better yet, this year's "shows" will offer more classes (five three-day seminars and eighteen one-day programs) and more opportunities to attend (the complete series will be presented during each of four weeks next summer as opposed to the three groups of seminars offered last year) than did our successful 1979 Mother Earth Weeks.

Of course, the classes themselves will be improved, too. For one thing, there'll be more chances to "dig in and do it" — almost across the whole range of seminar subjects — than were possible during our first "shakedown" programs. There'll be a number of new offerings too, as well as some rearranging of previously presented classes to be certain you get extra information for your investment.

And — to give you the full scoop on just what kind of great educational experiences are already being prepared for you — here's a thumbnail sketch of our five three-day intensive classes:

Residential Solar Systems

We've really pulled out the stops to make this three-day seminar (which was one of our 1979 winners!) even more exciting and valuable. Instructors Ben Fleming and Kirk Goble will open the class with a first-day schedule that'll provide a background in practical solar greenhouse construction techniques ... including a visit to a functioning hot-house and information on the ins and outs of growing crops "indoors".

Day Two is sure to be a hit, as Ellie Pruess will discuss — with the help of explanatory slides — passive solar applications . . . including the beautiful and efficient solar home that she and her husband Don designed and built. Those of you who met Ellie in last year's Wholistic Gardening seminar will know just how information-packed and inspirational this lady's presentation is bound to be!

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!


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