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2017 Belton, Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR Schedule

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Saturday

Stage Name 9:30-10:30 a.m. 11:00-12:00 p.m. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 2:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Stage
Grit Stage
Heirloom Gardener Stage
The Livestock Conservancy Stage
MOTHER EARTH LIVING Stage
Mountain Rose Herbs Stage
Organic Gardening Stage
The Ploughshare Institute Stage
Real Food Stage
Sustainability Stage
Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Kids' Treehouse Stage
Natural Building Demonstrations
Sourdough Is Not a Flavor: Naturally-leavened bread, simplified
Victoria Miller
Brewing Beer for the Modern Homesteader
Jereme Zimmerman
Saving Your Homestead, Managing a Feral Hog Population
Matt Stephens
Off-Grid, Organic, and Old School: How to live on your own devices like a boss!
Robert D. Copeland
Reclaiming the Family Table
Jeanette Wood
Pond Management Dynamics
Kenneth Rust
What Does It Take to Get Started in Beekeeping?
Shane Gebauer
How to Compost with Worms
Heather Rinaldi
Pawpaw 101: America's forgotten, "tropical" fruit
Andrew Moore
How to Save 50 Percent on Irrigation and Have Greater Production with the Organic Program
Howard Garrett
Equip Your Farm to Make Farming Easier and More Profitable
Ben Godfrey
Heirloom Seeds and Food Independence
Lucinda Bailey
Soil and Seeds, Sprouts to Success
Un-Included Club Youth Leaders
Kids Protecting the Planet, One Project at a Time
C S Wurzberger
Build a Cob Fairy House You Can Take Home
Tracy McLoud
Chick in Egg: The miracle of incubation
Patricia Foreman
Colorful Paper Chicken Friends
Melissa Caughey
Smoothies and Seed Starting
Emily Lesiak
Catch the Rain: Save it for a sunny day!
Nell Wheeler
The New Home Herbalist: Where do I begin?
Dawn Combs
Arthritis in the Garden – How to Lower Chronic Pain Without Drugs
Shawna Coronado
Learning to Live Lightly, One Podcast at a Time
C S Wurzberger
Essential Oils for Summer
Billy Galloway
Grow Cut-flowers for Profit
Lisa Ziegler
Natural Organic Pest Control
Howard Garrett
Easy Peasy Edibles
Jessi Bloom
General Bee Hive Inspection
Shane Gebauer
Herbs for Family Health
Rosemary Gladstar
Craft Distilling: Making liquor legally at home
Victoria Miller
Survivalists Guide to Achieving Complete Self-Sufficiency
Dan Chiras
Kombucha and the Human Microbiome
Hannah Crum
Growing Great Garlic and Perennial Onions
Ira Wallace
Grow Create Inspire: Be a change maker in your community
Crystal Stevens
Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being
Connie Jacoby
Flora Fact and Folklore
Kim Lehman
Aromatherapy for Wellness
Billy Galloway
Making Cob: How to build with mud
Kindra Welch and John Curry
Build Your Own Wood-Fired Pizza Oven From Dirt
Uncle Mud & Family
Build a Cob Fairy House You Can Take Home
Tracy McLoud
Open Mud: Spontaneous hands-on building demos
Uncle Mud & Family
Low Cost Insulation from Cardboard and Foil
Ted Brinegar
Cheap Sturdy Buildings from Straw, Clay, and Pallets
Uncle Mud & Family
Growing Your Own Food on the Homestead
Greg Key
Grow Your Own Broom
John Holzwart
Easy Seed Starting
Lisa Ziegler
Sustainable CenTex Living
Kristin Kay Schultz
Improve Your Bottom Line with Social Media and Online Advertising
Andrew Epps
Gardening with Chickens: More secrets to success
Melissa Caughey
Simple, Quick, Delicious Cheeses Anyone Can Make: Paneer and ricotta
Gianaclis Caldwell
Big Food Talk
Meredith Leigh
Kombucha Demo Workshop
Hannah Crum
Make Mead Like a Viking
Jereme Zimmerman
Butchering and Deboning a Whole Chicken
Meredith Leigh
Get More from Your Griddle
Paula Marcoux
A Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living well in just-right houses
Patricia Foreman
The Scoop on Poop
Dan Chiras
Solar-Energy Systems: Which is right for you
Tom Brennan
Durable and Beautiful Hair-On Hides
Dennis Biswell
Chinese Greenhouses 1: An introduction to a revolutionary technology
Dan Chiras
Systematic Sustainability: One step at a time to a better life
Matt Stephens
Guinea Fowl 101
Cindy Gibson
Backyard Chicken Myth-Busting
Dr. Patrick Biggs and Melissa Caughey
Backyard Chicken Myth-Busting
Melissa Caughey and Dr. Patrick Biggs
Goats: Keeping your herd healthy the holistic way
Gianaclis Caldwell
The Return of the Family Milk Cow, Part 1
Faith Schlabach
The Return of the Family Milk Cow, Part 2
Faith Schlabach
Heritage Hogwash
Alison Martin
Planning to Homestead
Butch Tindell
Food Sustainability: Genetically modified versus heirloom seeds
Randy and Terri Brim
A Reproducible Poultry Model for the Homestead Flock
Joe Claborn
Soil Restoration and Composting
Butch Tindell
Making Soap
Robin Wilson
Simple Homestead Cheesemaking
Cary Jennings
Grassroots Activism 101: Making your voice heard
Judith McGeary
The Shocking Truth About Electric Fence
Joe Putnam
How to Be Organic, Part 1: The basics
Kevin Fletcher, Jillian Lowery, and Bill Ahrens
Functional Designs for Small Farms
Shawn Jadrnicek
Local Food and Farming Laws
Judith McGeary
Small Farmer Value-Added Workshop
Kristin Kay Schultz
Stage Name 9:30-10:30 a.m. 11:00-12:00 p.m. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 2:00-3:00 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Stage
Grit Stage
Heirloom Gardener Stage
The Livestock Conservancy Stage
MOTHER EARTH LIVING Stage
Mountain Rose Herbs Stage
Organic Gardening Stage
The Ploughshare Institute Stage
Real Food Stage
Sustainability Stage
Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Kids' Treehouse Stage
Natural Building Demonstrations
Home Poultry Processing: The art and science of micro-scale meat bird processing ... using tools you already have
Patricia Foreman
Pawpaw 101: America's forgotten, "tropical" fruit
Andrew Moore
Making Leather and Buckskin
Dennis Biswell
Extending the Harvest: Creating a four season garden
Ira Wallace
Solar Cooking Class
Paul Munsen
Grow More, Work Less: Expert tips for your vegetable garden
Ira Wallace
Weeds and Water: Wisdom for resiliency
Jessi Bloom
Sustainable Lives, Families, and Communities: Doing a lot with a little bit!
Doree Collins
Vegetable Gardening: Got flowers?
Lisa Ziegler
Growing Heirloom Alliums
Tim Miller
Kid's Kombucha Tasting & SCOBY Bacteria "Petting Zoo"
Hannah Crum
The Buzz About Bees
Kim Lehman
Up-Close Guinea Encounter
Guinea Fowl International Association
Family Adventures in Vermiculture
Crystal Stevens
ReWild the Child!
Jessi Bloom
Nature's Pharmaceuticals
Billy Galloway
How to Be Organic, Part 2: Specifics for chickens, goats, pigs, backyards, homesteads, and small market production
Kevin Fletcher, Jillian Lowery, and Bill Ahrens
Attract Thousands of Perfect Buyers … Showcase Your Green Products and Services with Podcasting
C S Wurzberger
Herbs for Longevity and Well-Being: Adaptogenic and tonic herbs
Rosemary Gladstar
DIY Laundry Soap
Jordan Henderson
Quick Mozzarella and Beautiful Burrata: So easy!
Gianaclis Caldwell
Secret Organic Gardening Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind
Shawna Coronado
Whole Animal Butchery
Meredith Leigh
Benchmarks of Truth
Joel Salatin
Salad Bar Beef
Joel Salatin
STARTS AT 9:15 a.m.
The Road to Health Is Through Your Stomach
Dawn Combs
Herbal Healing for Men
Rosemary Gladstar
Feeding the Picky Eater
Jeanette Wood
Whole Plant Medicine in Your Backyard
Dawn Combs
Caring for the Largest Organ of Your Body Naturally ... Your Skin
Connie Jacoby
Build a Cob Fairy House You Can Take Home
Tracy McLoud
Build a Rocket Mass Heater
Uncle Mud & Family
Singing in the Mud
Frank Meyer
Earthen Plasters You Can Make at Home
Uncle Mud & Family
Building with Straw Bales
Uncle Mud & Family
Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms for the Rest of Us
John Holzwart
Guinea-Keeping for Organic Pest Control
Cindy Gibson
Varroa Management
Shane Gebauer
How to Produce Half Your Food in Less Than an Hour Per Day in a Backyard
Marjory Wildcraft
Health Benefits of Beehive Resources
Laurie Dotson
The Art and History of Cooking with Fire
Paula Marcoux
Ferment the Harvest
Jereme Zimmerman
Yogurt, Labneh, and Skyr: Probiotic power foods made easy
Gianaclis Caldwell
Eggs-traordinary Eggs: The science, tricks, and secrets of eggs
Patricia Foreman
Sustainable Eating with a Pressure Cooker for Personal and Planetary Health
Jill Nussinow
Chinese Greenhouses 2: Chinese Greenhouses 2: Heat banking and natural cooling techniques
Dan Chiras
The $6000 Foxhole Earthship
Ted Brinegar
The Continually Evolving No-Mortgage Cottage
Uncle Mud
Is Solar Electricity Right for You?
Dan Chiras
Understanding Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Tim Wright
Maternal Breed Selection: A key to meat goat doe herd fitness and profitability
Richard Browning Jr.
Saving Rare Equine Breeds
Richard Blaney
Poultry Unplugged: Free-ranging poultry just about anywhere
Victoria Miller
Hopping for Fun and Profit with Heritage Rabbits
Alison Martin
Chick Fever: Getting started for less
Melissa Caughey
Planning to Homestead
Butch Tindell
Poultry Housing, Feeders and Waterers
Matthew Pressly
Purifying Water Using Sustainable Methods
Pat Chesney
Pest Control for the Garden and Farm
Butch Tindell
Making Bread
Melissa Yantis
Vermiculture 101
Crystal Stevens
The Microbe Miracle: Harness the relationship between microbes, plants, and soil to increase your production and restore your land
Heather Rinaldi
Generation Ag: Mobilizing new farmers to advocate for the future of agriculture
Lorig Hawkins
Homestead U: Lessons learned in 30 years of homesteading
Faith Schlabach
Functional Designs for Homesteads
Shawn Jadrnicek

Schedule subject to change.