Crystal Stevens

Thrive Permaculture Farm

New Society Publishers


Crystal Stevens and her husband, Eric, are the farmers and resident artists at La Vista CSA Farm on the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi in Godfrey, Illinois, where they enjoy the rural life with their two children. Stevens blogs for MOTHER EARTH NEWS, has contributed to Grit and Permaculture Magazine, and is a columnist for FEAST Magazine. She is the author of Grow Create Inspire, an Earth Stewardship Manifesto.

Crystal will be speaking at the North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs


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Regenerative Gardening and Farming

Crystal Stevens, author of Grow Create Inspire and Worms at Work, discusses ways of maximizing yields and minimizing weeds with soil building, sheet mulching, compost, vermicompost, plant allies, and pollinator attractors. Discover how to integrate permaculture into your garden or farm design.
Organic Gardening Keynote

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Oregon, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Pennsylvania, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Kansas, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Homegrown Apothecary

Learn about more than 24 medicinal herbs that are easy to grow and rewarding to harvest. Find out how to stock your own herbal apothecary with simple recipes for tea blending, tinctures, herbal honey, and salves.
Organic Gardening Nature and Community

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Sustainability Stage presented by Prestige Subaru
Oregon, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
Pennsylvania, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth Living Stage
Kansas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth Living Stage

Family Adventures in Gardening and Worm Farming

Learn how worms play a beneficial role in the soil and in food production. Discover the benefits of building a vermicompost bin in your garden. Learn all about worms in this hands-on family workshop.
Kids Programming Organic Gardening

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage
Oregon, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage
Pennsylvania, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage
Kansas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kids Treehouse Stage

Easy Elderberry Syrup Hands On Workshop

An amazing immune-boosting herbal remedy, elderberry syrup offers support during cold and flu season. Farmers Crystal Stevens and Terry Durham lead this syrup-making workshop. Stevens, author of Grow Create Inspire, shares how to grow elderberries in your own backyard, and Durham provides experience from his more than 40 years of organic farming (14 of those commercially growing elderberries). They discuss the medicinal properties of not just elderberries, but also echinacea, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Make your own elderberry syrup to take home! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited.>
Natural Health Hands On

Available In:

Oregon, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Hands-On and Extended Workshops
Kansas, Saturday 1:00-2:00 p.m., Hands-On and Extended Workshops
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