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Mother Earth News Fair

Bringing the Magazine to Life!

Albany, Ore.


Speaker Spotlight

Claudia Lucero Urban Cheesecraft

Dairy-Free Cheese: Easy, delicious, and custom-made for your diet

Do you choose not to eat dairy but miss cheese? Or do you know someone who does not digest it well? Claudia Lucero, author of One-Hour Cheeseand
creator of Urban Cheesecraft kits, has developed deliciously dairy-free cheese — made with nuts, seeds, veggies and even beans!

Speaker Bio

Claudia Lucero enjoys getting new cheesemakers started with Urban Cheesecraft and her D.I.Y. Cheese Kits. She has partnered with Williams-Sonoma on custom cheesemaking kits and recently wrote the book One-Hour Cheese, which shows beginners how to make 16 fresh cheeses via step-by-step photos. The book is found where books are sold and the kits can be found on

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Tradd Cotter Mushroom Mountain

Medicinal Mushrooms: Cultivation, extractions and product development

For thousands of years, mushrooms have been cultivated or gathered and used to treat the root cause of disease, only now to be verified in scientific trials for evaluating the amazing properties fungi possess. There are many different ways to grow mushrooms at home or on the homestead, which are easy and high yielding, for many species of medicinal mushrooms. Tradd Cotter covers basic cultivation, live extraction, and the exciting new developments in product development.

Speaker Bio

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. He is the author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, published by Chelsea Green in 2014. In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain (which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, and daughter Heidi) to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries, and he currently maintains more than 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides.

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Jessi Bloom N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes

Weeds and Water: Wisdom for resiliency

Jessi Bloom lifts folks’ ecological literacy and makes life living on the land easier. She covers two of the most important elements in land management and shares useful permaculture tools and solutions to increase your resiliency. Gain a better understanding of how to effectively manage water on your land, and also learn easy peasy organic solutions to weed management.

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Speaker Bio

Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker. She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes, based near Seattle, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction, and land management. Her work has been recognized by government agencies and industry organizations, and makes headlines in national media. She lives near Seattle with her two sons on their permaculture homestead, which is full of functional gardens and rescue animals. Books by This Speaker: Free-Range Chicken Gardens, Practical Permaculture

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Temple Grandin Storey Publishing

Livestock Behavior and Handling

Keep your animals calm and safe with Temple Grandin’s groundbreaking insights and methods, now tailored specifically for small farms. Understand the behavior, fears, and instincts of cattle, goats, pigs, and sheep, and set up the most humane, healthy, and productive systems and facilities on your farm.

Speaker Bio

Temple Grandin is the best-selling author of Temple Grandin’s Guide to Working with Farm Animals, Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, and Improving Animal Welfare. She consults on animal welfare to several segments of the fast food industry, and her life was the subject of a 2010 Emmy Award-winning HBO movie. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University.

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Lloyd Kahn Shelter Publications

Small Homes: The right size

Are tiny homes too small for you? Do you want living space larger than 200 to 300 square feet of floor area? Hot on the heels of his popular Tiny Home series of books, Lloyd Kahn revisits smallish structures and explores the possibilities of working within limited physical spaces and maximizing creativity in relation to one’s needs. Kahn’s new book is profusely illustrated and his visual presentation includes many images that never made it into the book. Use your own hands to build your own home.

Speaker Bio

Lloyd Kahn is the former shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, and author of seven books on natural building, including Shelter, Tiny Homes, and most recently, Small Homes: The Right Size. Kahn has been photographing and covering natural building since the early 1960s. Championing the self-build approach, Kahn’s books have inspired and empowered first-time housebuilders around the world.

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Check Out All Oregon Keynote Speakers

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend. Discover more interactive programming than ever before! You will have an opportunity to preserve and make food from scratch, test garden tools, weave fiber, make tinctures, press cider, and more!

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Get great deals from dozens of regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services, including: books, tools, seeds, tractors, organic foods, clothes, solar gadgets and more.

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Off-Stage Demonstrations

Many of our exhibitors have their own demonstrations and short workshops at their booths. With topics ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses to heritage breed livestock, there is a lot to see!

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VIP and Wristband Passes

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR now has four great ways to enjoy our events! With each wristband pass, attendees will gain access to the nation’s premier sustainable lifestyle event, packed with over 300 vendors and 150 hands-on workshops at each location! Order single day or weekend wristbands early and save with our pre-order special! Want to enjoy the FAIR in style? Check out our VIP options for individuals and families. Each VIP package lets you enjoy the exclusive amenities at each FAIR! Order your tickets today and see MOTHER EARTH NEWS come to life!

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Get the layout of the venue, and find your favorite stage and exhibitors before you go to the FAIR.

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Linn County Expo Center
3700 Knox Butte Rd. E
Albany, Ore. 97322

From Eugene:
Take I-5 N. to Albany, getting off at exit 234. Turn right onto Knox Butte Road E. Take another right onto Expo Parkway NE. Continue to the Expo parking lot.

From Portland:
Take I-5 S to Airport Road SE in Albany. From I-5 S, take exit 234A. Merge onto Airport Road SE. Turn right onto Pacific Boulevard SE. Keep right to continue on Knox Butte Road E. Turn right onto Expo Parkway NE. Continue to the Expo parking lot.

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Holiday Inn Express
105 Opal Court NE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-928-8820

Comfort Suites
100 Opal Court NE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-928-2053

Best Western Plus Prairie Inn
1100 Price Rd. SE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-928-5050

Phoenix Inn Suites
3410 Spicer Dr. SE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-926-5696

Linn County Expo – on site RV Parking
3700 Knox Butte Rd. East
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: 541-926-4314

33775 Oakville Rd. South
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 800-562-8526