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Mother Earth News Fair 2011: Sustainable Eats, Workshops & Books

By Mother Earth News

At the Mother Earth News Fair, you’ll enjoy an entire weekend of hands-on workshops, local food, family entertainment, a vast eco-friendly marketplace and motivational keynote speakers.

You’ll get the chance to hear from leading sustainable living authorities such as Joel Salatin, Joan Dye Gussow, Jeff Hertzberg, Zoa Francois and Bryan Welch.

Bring your family to a fun-filled sustainable lifestyle event packed with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on renewable energy, small-scale farming, green building, organic gardening and more.

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Food in Uncertain Times: How to Grow and Store the 5 Crops You Need to Survive

By Makenna Goodman
Alternet

Having food resiliency is as much about learning how to store and use food properly as it is about growing it. The key is learning interdependence not independence.

In an age of erratic weather and instability, it’s increasingly important to develop a greater self-reliance when it comes to food. And because of this, more than ever before, farmers are developing new gardening techniques that help achieve a greater resilience. Longtime gardener and scientist Carol Deppe, in her new book The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times, offers a wealth of unique and expansive information for serious home gardeners and farmers who are seeking optimistic advice.

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