You Can Still Register For Our Self-Sufficiency Program Seminars

Earth sheltered homes, alcohol fuel, and food preparation are some of the major subjects covered in MOTHER EARTH NEWS' summer 1979 self-sufficiency program seminars.

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    The three-day Earth-Sheltered Homes seminar is proving to be a big draw in our self-sufficiency program. It will give you all the "hows" and "whys" relevant to these beautiful and practical dwellings.
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    The thorough background in good eating provided by our Natural Foods/Preparation seminar will help you feed your family healthful meals for below supermarket prices.
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    Does alcohol fuel burn well? Darn right it does! And our Alcohol Fuel seminar will cover the subject from harvest to heating!
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    Critters (be they big or small) can help you put dinner on the table in good times or bad. Look into our Raising Backyard/Homestead Livestock seminar to get your flock, herd, or gaggle off on the right foot! 
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    If the idea of building a home by yourself using materials found on your own land appeals to you, the Log Cabin Construction Seminar will provide the necessary know-how.
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    Herbs (this one is spearmint) can be a source of home remedies, delicious teas, fresh spices, or even the basis of a profitable bootstrap business. Our seminar on the subject will have your windowsill or garden green in no time!
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We promised you that our "brain trust" would have some information soon on our self-sufficiency program seminars. And, as you know, when MOTHER EARTH NEWS says she'll do something, she does it! So, since the Earth-Sheltered Homes (ESH) seminar seems to be one of our most popular offerings, we'll "kick off" the catalog of talent by tellin' you about a few of the folks who're workin' with us to make the ESH seminar an absolutely definitive program on energy-saving, below-ground or earth-bermed homes.

The people up in Minnesota are mighty serious about alternative energy (As they should be. Their winters are about as cold as that season can get!), and when the Wolverine State wanted a comprehensive study of earth-sheltered housing, they asked Ray Sterling, Director of the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota, to handle the job. We think they made a fine choice, which is why Ray will be working on our team, too!

Sterling will be joined by Frank Moreland, a Fort Worth, Texas architect who designs ESH's exclusively. Frank is also associated with the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Texas (Arlington), and directs the Clearinghouse for Earth-Covered Buildings.

Malcolm Wells (whose name has turned up in MOTHER EARTH NEWS' pages once or twice!) will help us out, too. The Brewster, Maine solar/underground architect and writer believes that wilderness values—rather than zoning laws—should be the controlling standards for land use and architectural design.



Don Secrist and Buck Vaile from Solar Earth-Energy in Columbus, Ohio will round out our group of design experts. Don and Buck really know their subject!

Some folks are still finding ESH mortgages a bit difficult to come by, and so—to make sure we stay on top of the "available money" question—we've gotten the assistance of Shelby Smith. Shelby really knows the ropes in this tricky field, because he happens to be Vice-President/Economist at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Little Rock, Arkansas.

jason
5/7/2014 10:19:20 PM

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