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Coturnix Quail for Beginners

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Coturnix Quail for Beginners

Discover the history of Coturnix Quail and learn about the basic care including, health, feed, shelter, and breeding. Learn the benefits of these amazing birds including use for meat, eggs and ASD therapy.

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Fleece to Yarn

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Fleece to Yarn

A demonstration of spinning and carding alpaca fiber throughout the weekend.

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Guinea Fowl Experience

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Guinea Fowl Experience

The Guinea Fowl International Association presents an interactive encounter with Guinea Fowl from Sandshaven, including background and information about the history of guinea fowl and their place on the farm today.

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Break Your "Bag" Habit

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Break Your "Bag" Habit

Hear about ideas to break a "bag" habit when it comes to carrying groceries. Graphically see what the annual number of plastic bags one shopper gets in one year (500) and ways to avoid all those bags and other single use items.

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Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms

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Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms

Discover the key concepts of growing, harvesting, preserving, and medicating with Shiitake, Oyster, Nameko, Wine cap, Lion's mane, Comb tooth and Maitake mushrooms.

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Freehand knife and tool sharpening

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Freehand knife and tool sharpening

A demonstration of the basic techniques on how to sharpen knives, axes and other tools using stones.

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Herbal Soap Making

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Herbal Soap Making

Soft, smooth and natural—Rusty demos how to make soap from scratch. Mold, cut, scent and color soap.

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Joint Protection When Harvesting and Processing Wood

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Joint Protection When Harvesting and Processing Wood

Save Your Back and Knees Harvesting Wood/Feeding a Sawmill using the LogOX 3-in-1 Forestry MultiTool to lift, roll and timberjack logs

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Portable Lumber processing

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Portable Lumber processing

Processing logs into lumber is easy to to anywhere with Hud-Son's portable lumber mill.

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Start a fire in all weather conditions; try it for yourself.

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Start a fire in all weather conditions; try it for yourself.

All Weather Firestarters can start a fire in all weather conditions; try it for yourself.

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Weaving and Spinning Alpaca Fiber

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Weaving and Spinning Alpaca Fiber

Weave and Spin Alpaca Fiber into beautiful Items of clothing and warm accessories.

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Working with Natural Fibers

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Working with Natural Fibers

Learn spinning, both on a drop spindle and spinning wheel; weaving; and carding. Spinners will also be available to answer questions on knitting and crochet with simple demonstrations upon request.

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All Natural Pain Relief at it's best, no menthol, no pills, no side effects.

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All Natural Pain Relief at it's best, no menthol, no pills, no side effects.

We invite Fair attendees to try our Natural Pain Relief spray product at our booth.They will quickly feel their pain disappear. Fast acting, long lasting.

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Beautiful Healing with Essential Oils

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Beautiful Healing with Essential Oils

Come discover the healing properties of 25 essential oils. This hands-on demonstration will immerse you the understanding of how these oils are distilled, how they are used, how they heal, and how they are applied.

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Cleaning Without Harsh Chemicals

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Cleaning Without Harsh Chemicals

Cleaning doesn't have to be laden with noxious, artificial cleaners. learn how to get clean, chemical-free.

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Delicious, Organic Root Cider

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Delicious, Organic Root Cider

Try a free sample of Barrier Island Organics' 100% organic root cider.

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Harvesting Health from the Honey Bee Hive

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Harvesting Health from the Honey Bee Hive

Come by Beepothecary’s booth, 2804 for ongoing demonstrations and information, telling about honey bee hive resources and what they can do for your health. Health, Powered by bees!

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Rashes That Wont Quit

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Rashes That Wont Quit

Dry, cracked, irritated skin? It is just always there! Moisturizers just wont do it. What can you do to change all that and take your life back from your reoccurring skin irritations?

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You Don't Have to Live with Pain

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You Don't Have to Live with Pain

Receive a free evaluation of what is causing your pain, as well as a free 10-minute treatment to show you how to correct the problems.

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Your Body Doesn't Lie

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Your Body Doesn't Lie

Hands-on demonstration showing how muscles are wired to organ systems and how to fully correct dysfunction and restore health.

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Ask Our Attorney

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Ask Our Attorney

Do you have a farm, artisan food business, or homestead? Ask FTCLDF president, farmer, and attorney Elizabeth Rich your legal questions, especially those related to direct commerce. Sign up early at our booth for your free 15-minute consultation--only four available each day!

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Become a Palm Oil Detective and Protect Orangutans

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Become a Palm Oil Detective and Protect Orangutans

This fun, interactive program explores palm oil and how its harvested and used. By simply changing the foods you eat, you can help protect the Orangutans and their natural habitats. Orangutans will go extinct within the next 10 years if habitat loss continues at the current rate. The rainforest is where the Orangutans live and it is being cut down to make room for palm oil plantations. Come discover how you can help

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Kids Podcasting for the Planet

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Kids Podcasting for the Planet

This program brings together a child’s love of technology and exploring the environment. Kids will get the chance to create their own audio podcast and share their thoughts with the world, while influencing others to join in and help protect the environment.

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Kids’ Podcasting for the Planet

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Kids’ Podcasting for the Planet

This program brings together a child’s love of technology and exploring the environment. Kids will get the chance to create their own audio podcast and share their thoughts with the world, while influencing others to join in and help protect the environment.

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Mead Making Simplified

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Mead Making Simplified

Owner and Head Winemmaker of KingView Mead, Scott Neeley, talks about making mead and provides tips and tricks to make mead better, more consistently.

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Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

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Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

This program explores the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly from larval growth through flight. Participants will map out the butterfly’s Spring and Fall migration. Kids will also discover what butterflies eat, how they live, and engage in conservation efforts to help protect the Monarch Butterfly from extinction. At this session each child will receive a packet of Milkweed seeds to take home and plant.

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Musical Instrument Making

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Musical Instrument Making

See musical instrument making & playing. Handcrafted drum, flute & didgeridoo workshops will be available as well.

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Power of Your Purchase

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Power of Your Purchase

Learn how Nomi Network helps those at risk & survivors of human trafficking when you purchase a product.

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Wild and Wonderful Ways to Save a Species

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Wild and Wonderful Ways to Save a Species

A program for kids who love animals and want to make a difference. Kids will have the chance to join youth from around the globe who are saving sea turtles by no longer using plastic shopping bags, protecting butterflies by planting pollinator gardens, boycotting pesticides to help save honey bees, and so much more. In this hands-on session kids pick an animal they love, research and discover fun facts about them, connect with organizations who also care for the animal, and best of all create their own Personal Species Protection Plan™ that inspires others to join in.

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Zero Waste for Wildlife

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Zero Waste for Wildlife

About 160 million tons of trash is thrown away yearly in the U.S. alone. That translates to about 3 1/2 lbs per person, per day. Not only is this amount of trash mind boggling, but the trash pollutes our water supply, land, and causes great harm to the animals. For instance; Fishing lines can trap legs, wings, and get wrapped around the neck of birds, broken glass can cut their feet, plus many animals get ensnared by plastic six-pack holders, and the list goes on. This interactive program will share simple ways to get involved in protecting wildlife.

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Heirloom Tomato, Pepper, and Melon Tasting

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Heirloom Tomato, Pepper, and Melon Tasting

Nothing says summer like a vine-ripened tomato. Stop by the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange booth to sample the "heirloom tomato classics," the old-time favorite red, pink, and "black" beefsteak tomatoes (as well as lesser-known family heirlooms). Taste delicious melons and savory peppers. Pick your favorites to grow next season!

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How to grow great garlic

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How to grow great garlic

Learn the basics of Growing garlic and get your questions answered by Enon Valley's great garlic growers!

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How to Grow Perennial Onions, Leeks, and Other Unusual Alliums

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How to Grow Perennial Onions, Leeks, and Other Unusual Alliums

Most kitchen gardens contain at least one row of onions, usually planted in the spring. Less well-known are the fall-planted onions, including multiplying onions, shallots, and bulbing leeks. Learn how to add these easy alliums to your garden.

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Making Seed Balls

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Making Seed Balls

Participate in guerrilla gardening (or a fun, easy project to share with adults and children). Learn, make and take some seed balls home.

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Seed starting with soil blocking

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Seed starting with soil blocking

A great way to get seeds growing strong is through soil blocking. Learn this technique and how easy it is to give your seeds a great head-start

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Soil Test Reading

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Soil Test Reading

Have you gotten your soil tested but don't know what to do with the information? Bring your soil tests and come talk to dean with the Fertrell Company about what your soil has and what it's lacking to grow the best garden possible!

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Easy Fermenting

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Easy Fermenting

Learn how to ferment fruits and vegetables of all kinds to make delicious, healthy treats!

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Food Fermentation Demo

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Food Fermentation Demo

Learn how to ferment your own veggies and make delicious probiotic foods.

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Food Fermentation Demo

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Food Fermentation Demo

Learn how to ferment your own veggies and make delicious probiotic foods.

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Food Fermentation Demo

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Food Fermentation Demo

Learn how to ferment your own veggies and make delicious probiotic foods.

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Food Fermentation Demo

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Food Fermentation Demo

Learn how to ferment your own veggies and make delicious probiotic foods.

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Kombucha Demo

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Kombucha Demo

Learn how to ferment your own kombucha and make delicious probiotic drinks.

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Kombucha Demo

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Kombucha Demo

Learn how to ferment your own kombucha and make delicious probiotic drinks.

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Milling Your Own Flour

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Milling Your Own Flour

We'll demonstrate how people can mill their own whole grain flour with the Lee Household Flour Mill.

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Water Kefir Demo

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Water Kefir Demo

Learn how to ferment your own water-kefir and make delicious probiotic drinks.

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All about solar cooking

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All about solar cooking

Come see our versatile SolSource solar cooker - grill, pay fry, and even deep fry (weather permitting). Betsy and Bob will be on hand to showcase the versatility and power of solar cooking in your back yard, tiny home or for your RV.

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Firewood is Energy Independence

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Firewood is Energy Independence

Processing firewood is an enjoyable and natural way to warm your homestead, save money, and earn cash.

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How to use your Soelov hybrid oven

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How to use your Soelov hybrid oven

Learn the simple operation and how to cook with the Soelov hybrid ovens.

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Living comfortable off grid

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Living comfortable off grid

Cooking, baking and heating as well as producing electricity and hot water from a gasifier wood stove is easy! learn how!

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Solar Powered Laundry Equipment

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Solar Powered Laundry Equipment

Harness the power of the sun to launder clothes efficiently while minimizing your carbon footprint.

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