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Mother Earth News Fair

Bringing the Magazine to Life!

Seven Springs, Pa.

Workshops

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Speaker Spotlight

Joel Salatin Polyface Farm

Pastured Poultry Profit$

Take a virtual tour of Polyface Farm’s pastured poultry production and discover the pathway to creating a full-time salary from a small acreage. With 80 percent of Americans saying they dislike their jobs, this presentation offers an opportunity for those who want to jump ship and start a new vocation. While this presentation is certainly applicable to small, backyard operations, it has special application to those who are currently running (or are dreaming of starting) full-time farms.

Speaker Bio

Joel Salatin’s family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, producing salad bar beef, pastured poultry, pigaerator pork and forage-based rabbits. The farm services 6,000 families and 50 restaurants. Featured prominently in countless media, documentaries and books, the farm offers many educational opportunities for people wanting to learn these pasture-based systems. He has written 10 books about food and farming, both how-to guides and broad cultural works.

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Patricia Foreman The Gossamer Foundation

A Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living well in just-right houses

You can have an attractive, upscale quality-built tiny home that is artistically beautiful, highly marketable and long-term profitable. Smaller homes can be more livable, cozy, enjoyable, easier to clean and lower maintenance than big houses. But tiny and smaller homes are not for everyone. Learn why and what it takes to live in a small space to make room for a larger life. Explore the many uses of tiny homes and find out why more people are opting for less square footage in exchange for more time, freedom and money.

Speaker Bio

Patricia Foreman graduated from Purdue University with degrees in animal science and pharmacy. She earned a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

She is the author of City Chicks: Employing Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers. She is co-author of Chicken Tractor, Day Range Poultry and Backyard Market Gardening.

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Ira Wallace Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Growing Great Garlic and Perennial Onions

Learn about heirloom garlic and perennial onion varieties, from planting to cultivation and harvesting at home. Ira Wallace covers soil preparation, weed control, and disease prevention, as well as curing and storage requirements. Add these culinary essentials to your garden!

Speaker Bio
Ira Wallace is on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, where she coordinates variety selection and new seed grower contracts. Southern Exposure helps people keep control of their food supply through seed saving and sustainable gardening.

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Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on Modern Homesteading, Animal Husbandry, Organic Gardening, Green Building, Natural Health, Renewable Energy, Real Food and more!


Exhibitors

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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In-Booth 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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Map

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

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DIRECTIONS

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr.
Seven Springs, Pa. 15622

Seven Springs is located approximately one hour’s drive southeast of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh International Airport is the nearest metropolitan airport.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR TRAFFIC ALERT
Please Read the Important Information Below

Due to the PennDOT construction project on the County Line Road bridge in Champion, Pennsylvania., the main route to Seven Springs Mountain Resort from Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 91 is currently under a single-lane alternating traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals.

With the high volume of traffic expected for our 8th annual Mother Earth News Fair this weekend, we are advising that all attendees use an alternate route to travel to the resort after exiting the Turnpike in Donegal.

If you will be exiting the Turnpike from Exit 91 in Donegal this weekend, please follow these directions to travel to Seven Springs Mountain Resort:

  • Upon exiting the Turnpike, turn left onto PA-31 E and continue for 11.7 miles
  • Turn right onto Trent Road and continue for 3.7 miles
  • At the Stop Sign, turn right onto County Line Road and continue for 5.1 miles
  • The Main Entrance to Seven Springs will be on your left

While avoiding major construction delays, this route will add approximately 10-20 minutes to your travel time. In order to arrive at the resort at your intended time, please be sure to allow yourself extra time for travel.

From Exit 110, Somerset:

  • From the exit ramp, turn right at the second light
  • Turn right on Route 31 West at the third traffic light
  • After approximately 7 miles, turn left at Pioneer Park
  • After approximately 4 miles, turn right at the first stop sign
  • Seven Springs will be 5 miles ahead on the left
Get Directions Using Google Maps

PLACES TO STAY

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Drive
Seven Springs, PA 15622
(800) 452-2223 or (814) 352-7777 if outside the U.S. and Canada
You can also reserve a condo for the weekend!

Hidden Valley Resort
1 Craighead Drive
Hidden Valley, PA, 15502

Days Inn Donegal
3620 Route 31
Donegal, PA 15628

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Donegal
3695 Route 31
Donegal, PA 15628

Log Cabin Lodge & Suites
288 PA-711
Jones Mills, PA 15646

Pioneer Park Campgrounds
273 Trent Road
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: 814-445-6348

Lost Mountain Campgrounds
195 Lost Mountain Lane
Rockwood, PA 15557
Phone: 814-352-7310