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INAUGURAL ASHEVILLE EVENT OFFERS ATTENDEES CRASH COURSES FOR LIVING ON LESS
Mother Earth News Fair brings unique perspectives from national and regional sustainability experts
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 12, 2014) — Interested in producing your own food and shelter as a means to slash those ever-rising bills? Find out how at Asheville’s first Mother Earth News Fair.
The event takes place April 12-13 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. The Fair runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Nationally known keynote speakers will offer attendees perspective on broader sustainability issues, including:
More than 200 hands-on workshops will cover organic gardening, preparing and preserving food, renewable energy, small-scale livestock, green building, natural health, green transportation, and related topics. Sustainable and rural lifestyle experts from across the country will lead the sessions.
In addition to workshops, the Fair will host children’s activities; an alternative fuel vehicle display; country skills, vendor and livestock demonstrations; and local and organic food options.
Adult tickets cost $25 for the weekend or $20 for a one-day pass in advance, or $30 and $25, respectively, at the gate. Children under 17 get in free. To purchase advance tickets, go to www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com or call toll-free 800-234-3368.
Mother Earth News Fair sponsors include Blue Ridge Naturally, Botanical Interests, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Coconut Bliss, Deltec Homes, Earthineer, Farm Credit Association of North Carolina, Ford Motor Co., Ingles Markets, John C. Campbell Folk School, Kapstone Farm, King Bio, Nature’s Flavors, Premier 1, Purina, Selina Naturally, Sundance Power and Theo Chocolate.
About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News (www.MotherEarthNews.com), the Original Guide to Living Wisely, covers organic gardening, cooking and food preservation, natural health, do-it-yourself projects, renewable energy, and all aspects of rural and urban homesteading.
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, Mother Earth Living, 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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