• 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: ALL NATURAL DEODORANT; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    All Natural Deodorant

    Friday, September 14 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Avoid the chemicals, synthetic fragrances and other questionable additives in most commercial deodorants. Learn to make (and take home!) your own using inexpensive, all natural ingredients.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9003

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: BEEKEEPING; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    The Basics of Beekeeping

    Friday, September 14 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Ever thought about starting your own apiary but didn’t know where to begin? Wonder no longer! Join Shane Gebauer of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Kim Flottum of Bee Culture magazine and Toni Burnham of the DC Beekeepers Alliance for an intensive one-day training course Seven Springs Mountain Resort in advance of the 9th annual Mother Earth News Fair. From sourcing bees to extracting honey, you will learn everything you need to know about how to maintain a happy and healthy hive, straight from world-class instructors!

    Please wear protective clothing to this hands-on workshop. Check out Brushy Mountain Bee Farm's selection of protective veils.

    8:30-9:00 a.m. Equipment with Shane Gebauer
    9:00-9:30 a.m. Hive Location and Good Neighbors with Toni Burnham
    9:30-10:00 a.m. Getting and Installing Bees with Shane Gebauer
    10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
    10:30-11:30 a.m. Growing the Hive and Bee Biology with Shane Gebauer
    11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Varroa with Toni Burnham
    12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break*
    1:00-2:00 p.m. The First Year with Kim Flottum
    2:00-4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions in Hives with Toni Burnham, Kim Flottum, and Shane Gebauer 1 - General Observation - Lighting smoker, entrance activity, approaching the hive, etc 2 - Disease and Pests - focus on varroa 3 - Hive assessment - brood pattern, space, food
    4:30-5:00 p.m. Q&A with Toni Burnham, Kim Flottum, and Shane Gebauer

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    *Boxed lunches will be available for purchase on-site.

    Item: 8979

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: BREAD MAKING; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Baking Homemade Bread

    Saturday, September 15 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennslyvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Get your hands on some real dough! The author of the new book From No-Knead to Sourdough walks you through mixing, kneading, fermentation, shaping, proofing and baking.Understanding the process of making bread is easier when you can see, feel, smell and taste as you go along. Learn helpful techniques to simplify the process of making bread at home, as well as tips for fitting it into your schedule. Leave this workshop with bread-know-how and your very own freshly baked loaf to take home!

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9007

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: BREWING INTENSIVE; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Brewing Intensive

    Saturday, September 15 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennslyvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Curious about hard cider, mead, beer, or cyser? Jereme Zimmerman and Christopher Shockey have teamed up to answer all of your brewing questions!

    Experience the simplicity of capturing and cultivating wild yeast for creating your own naturally fermented meads, beers, ciders and sodas. After learning all about the brewing possibilities, participants can pick their brew and take home a gallon of their own creation.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9005

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  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: CHEESE; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Simple, Quick, Delicious Cheeses

    Saturday, September 15 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Some of the easiest cheeses to make are also the most versatile and delicious! Learn how you can make these classics with only one stop at the grocery store! In an hour, Gianaclis Caldwell helps you make ricotta and paneer.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8982

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: HOW TO BREW KOMBUCHA; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    How to Brew Kombucha

    Saturday, September 15 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennslyvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    If you can brew a cup of tea, you can brew Kombucha! As bacteriosapiens, we are bacteria powered which means the more bacteria rich fermented foods that we incorporate into our diet, the better we feel. Learn how easy it is to enjoy the benefits of brewing Kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost while nourishing your human microbiome in this lively presentation and hand’s on demo from the world’s foremost Kombucha expert, the Kombucha Mamma. Go home with a gallon of kombucha to brew and your very own Kombucha Kamp SCOBY (a $25 value!).

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9006

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: KNITTING A WASHCLOTH ; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Knitting a Washcloth

    Friday, September 14 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Spend an hour learning to knit as you make a cotton washcloth that you can take home with you, as well as a pair of knitting needles and left-over yarn. You'll learn to cast on and become a pro at the knit stitch and also learn to purl and cast off. You can easily take what you learn and make a scarf as your next project. You'll receive a hand-out with instructions and photos of everything we do in class, plus a pattern for a scarf. No previous knitting experience required!

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9004

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: MASTERING FERMENTATION; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Mastering Fermentation to Preserve your Garden Harvest

    Sunday, September 16 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennslyvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Food is life. Food can also be alive but as soon as you harvest your veggies they are no longer alive. Fermentation has an answer. Come learn how you can capture the nutrients at their peak of ripeness and preserve not only the flavor but actually bring the food back to life with fermentation. Learn how fermented vegetables and condiments have more vitamins than the raw fresh vegetables and are teaming with live probiotics and enzymes—that help your body get the most out of your food—even months after you have picked them!

    Come understand why these foods are so healthy and how it is more than just health. Learn to harness the flavor for condiments and salads that you will want to eat every day.

    In this 3-hour workshop Kirsten and Christopher Shockey will demystify this ancient technique and you will learn by doing as you ferment vegetables that you will take home with you. You will be introduced to various techniques so that you will know how to preserve any vegetable that you want to grow. Participants will make sauerkraut, New York deli style pickles, pepper sauce, and a salsa starter.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9009

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: MUSHROOM CULTIVATION; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone

    Sunday, September 16 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennslyvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. You’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on.

    This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production! Topics include: life cycle of fungi; mushroom behavior and intuitive growing; choosing, buying, and storing spawn; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small and large scale); converting existing structures into grow rooms (barns, chicken houses, storage containers); marketing your mushrooms (trends, demand, strategies); organic pest management; alternative product development (powders, extracts, composts).

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8984

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  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: NATURAL BEAUTY FROM THE GARDEN; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Natural Beauty from the Garden

    Saturday, September 15 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Spend two hours learning how to treat your skin and hair naturally from head to toe using garden plants and common household ingredients. Janice Cox highlights some of the top natural beauty plants (many you may already have in your own yard). These plants can be used to cleanse, nourish, and treat your body. Creating your own products has a number of health benefits and will also make you a more educated consumer. It's fun, cost-effective, and puts you in control of what products and ingredients you are using on your hair and skin.

    In this extended workshop you will be introduced to recipes and treatments from Janice’s newly revised book “Natural Beauty from the Garden” (Ogden Publications 2018). You will create an Herbal Shampoo, Natural Clay Facial Mask, Beeswax Lip Balm, Luffa Skin Scrub, Lavender Bath Bomb and Epsom Salt Garden Soak that you can take home and use. You will also receive a copy of “Natural Beauty from the Garden” featuring over 200 recipes to try at home using your newfound knowledge!

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8983

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: OFF-GRID POWER; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Installing an Off-Grid Solar Power System

    Friday, September 14 2:00-5:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    This hands-on class is ideal for those planning to live off grid, anyone wanting to install their own battery power system, and Preppers wanting electrical power long after a grid down or EMP event. Jeff Yago will give attendees hands-own instruction using actual name brand solar inverters, charge controllers, and batteries, plus class participation in learning basic D.C wiring and wiring safety for solar arrays and battery banks. Some basic knowledge of electrical terms and hand tools will be helpful, but this introductory solar class will be limited to working with low-voltage D.C. power systems and appliances. PLUS get a copy of Jeff Yago's book Lights On with the purchase of a hands-on pass to this class.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8980

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: PIECING POULTRY; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Hands-On: Piecing Poultry

    Sunday, September 16 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    In this session, learn three ways to piece a whole bird with butcher and author Meredith Leigh. Work with a partner to produce wings, thighs, drumsticks, and breast meat, plus, learn how to remove the oyster intact, and how to produce professional boneless cuts. You'll never pay a higher price for pre-portioned poultry again.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8986

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: SEED BOMBS; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Making Seed Bombs

    Friday September 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Seed bombs are as fun to make as they are to throw! All ages are welcome to make seed bombs to bring home, filling the world with beauty, joy and resilience.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9002

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: SEED STARTING; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Seed Starting with Soil Blocking

    Friday, September 14 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Learn how-to start from seed indoors using the English seed-starting method soil blocking. Lisa Ziegler shares the ground rules to starting from seed and growing healthy transplants. For those who want to grow organically and to have choices beyond what is available at the local garden center—seed starting is essential.

    Participants will make a tray of 40 mini blocks and sow seeds to take home with care instructions.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8985

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: SOURDOUGH STARTERS; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Sourdough Starters

    Sunday September 16, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!

    Sourdough starter, activated by wild yeast, can be used for making a lot more than just loaf breads and pizza! Join experienced and passionate sourdough baker Victoria Miller for a hands-on experience where you will learn to make and maintain your very own sourdough starter to take home and use for making bread or pizza.

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 9010

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • 2018 FAIR HANDS-ON: SUNRISE YOGA & AYURVEDIC MORNING PRACTICES; SEVEN SPRINGS, PA

    Sunrise Yoga & Ayurvedic Morning Practices

    This workshop will take place on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 a.m. BEFORE the FAIR opens to the public.

    Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennsylvania FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.

    Many traditions have long revered the sun for its magnificent qualities, including the ancient Egyptian, Aztec, Buddhist, Chinese, Christian, Baltic, and Greek cultures. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healthy living (yoga’s sister science), the sun plays a central role in a set of recommended daily lifestyle practices for amazing health at the physical level. The sun is also a symbol of wealth, knowledge, inner power, and the illumination of your very soul in the yoga and Ayurveda traditions. Ananta Ripa Ajmera, author of The Ayurveda Way, gives an inspiring talk that introduces several simple, yet powerful daily practices to empower you to embrace your soul power by inviting the sun (which symbolizes your own soul) to inspire your actions. Learn two powerful hands-on morning practices to help you connect with the sun from the ancient Vedic tradition. Experience an uplifting lineage-based Ayurvedic morning yoga practice you can start to do to welcome the power of the sun into your life. Practice a special sun meditation that Ajmera learned from her spiritual teacher Acharya Shunya's ancient lineage. These practices have helped her overcome the root causes of her years of eating disorders, anxiety, insomnia, and stress. This lecture and the practices shared help people start feeling guided by the light of their own higher consciousness to make choices that bring themselves and the world around them abiding health and happiness

    A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.

    All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

    Item: 8981

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

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