Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mother Earth News Fair: Asheville!

On April 12 and 13, Asheville, North Carolina, is hosting its first Mother Earth News Fair and we’ll be there to celebrate with books, book signings, and great author presentations.

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events that feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on: Renewable Energy, Small-Scale Agriculture, Gardening, Green Building, Green Transportation and Natural Health.

In between sessions, attendees enjoy an array of entertainment options, organic local food and beverages, as well as outdoor gardening and livestock demonstrations. Plus, they save on great deals from dozens of regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services, including: books, tools, seeds, crafts, organic foods, clothes, solar gadgets and more!

Storey authors are presenting all weekend long on a topics ranging from heritage breeds to preserving food, energy conservation to herbal hair care.

Here’s the full schedule of presentations and book signings by Storey authors. We hope to see you at the fair!

Saturday, April 12:

Ann Larkin Hansen (author of The Organic Farming Manual, Electric Fencing, Making Hay, and A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods)

  • Making Hay, 1–2 pm | GRIT Stage
  • Book Signing: 2–2:30 pm | MEN Bookstore
  • Save the Forest: Manage Your Woods, 2:30–3:30 pm | Modern Homesteading Stage

Adam Danforth (author of Butchering Beef and Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork)

  • Sheep Butchering and the Merits of Mature Meat, 9:30–11 am | GRIT Stage
  • Book Signing: 11–11:30 am | MEN Bookstore
  • Fats and Flavors: The Art of Butchering, 4–5 pm | GRIT Stage 

Alison Martin (The Livestock Conservancy; co-author of An Introduction to Heritage Breeds)

  • Hopping for Fun and Profit with Heritage Rabbits, 2:30–3:30 pm | Livestock Conservancy Stage
  • Book Signing: 3:30–4 pm | MEN Bookstore

Barbara Pleasant (author of Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, The Gardener’s Bug Book, The Gardener’s Weed Book, and The Gardener’s Guide to Plant Diseases)

  • Organic Gardening for Newbies: Avoiding Beginner Mistakes, 11:30 am –12:30 pm | Organic Gardening Stage
  • Book Signing: 12:30–1 pm | MEN Bookstore
  • Heirlooms, Hybrids, or GMOs?, 1–2 pm | Seed Stage

Jessi Bloom (author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens, Timber Press)

  • What the Cluck?!, 10–11 am | Modern Homesteading Stage
  • Book Signing: 11–11:30 am | MEN Bookstore

Ira Wallace (author of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast)

  • Growing Great Garlic and Perennial Onions, 4–5 pm | Seed Stage
  • Book Signing: 5–5:30 pm | MEN Bookstore

Paul Scheckel (author of The Homeowner’s Energy Handbook)

  • Renewable Natural Gas, 10–11 am | Renewable Energy Stage
  • Renewables and Efficiency: Choices and Options, 4–5 pm | Renewable Energy Stage
  • Book Signing: 5–5:30pm | MEN Bookstore

Sherri Brooks Vinton (author of Put ’em Up!, Put ’em Up! Fruit, and The Put ’em Up! Preserving Answer Book)

  • Put ’em Up!: Your Preserving Questions Answered, 10–11 am | MEN Stage
  • Book Signing: 11–11:30am | MEN Stage

Stephanie Tourles (author of Hands-On Healing Remedies, Organic Body Care Recipes, and Raw Energy)

  • Herbal Remedies for Pain Relief, 2:30–3:30 pm | MEN Stage
  • Book Signing: 3:30–4 pm | MEN Bookstore
  • Herbal Hair Care, 5:30–6:30 pm | Mother Earth Living Stage
  • Book Signing: 6:30–7 pm | MEN Stage

Sunday, April 13:

Ann Larkin Hansen
  • Finding Good Farmland, 4–5 pm | Modern Homesteading Stage

Barbara Pleasant
  • Compost Your Way to Better Soil, 4–5 pm | Seed Stage

 Jeannette Beranger (The Livestock Conservancy; co-author of An Introduction to Heritage Breeds)
  • Pickin’ Chickens: An Introduction to Heritage Breeds, 2:30–3:30 pm | Livestock Conservancy Stage
  • Book Signing: 3:30–4 pm | MEN Bookstore

Sherri Brooks Vinton
  • Put ’em Up!: Preserving Pears in Honey Syrup, 2:30–3:30 pm | Real Food Stage
  • Book Signing: 3:30–4 pm | MEN Bookstore

Ira Wallace
  • Herbs, Plain and Fancy: A Talk and Tasting, 4–5 pm | Organic Gardening Stage
Need books? We’ve partnered with Mother Earth News Fair to celebrate the April fair in Asheville to offer 25% off 12 Storey titles. Order yours here!

Visit the Mother Earth News Fair website for full fair details, and stay connected with Storey on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute fair updates.

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