John Moody

New Society Publishers


The Moody family farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky. John Moody discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was killing him, with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems. So, the family began to transition to local foods and local food distribution. Eventually, he relocated his family to 35 acres of land to put his learning into practice. He currently serves as a founder and director of Steader (an online learning platform for homesteaders and farmers), and also speaks at many local, regional, and national events on food, farming, and nutrition. He has two books forthcoming to help growers and gardeners, one on soil and one on small-scale farm infrastructure.

John will be speaking at the North Carolina, Pennsylvania Fairs


Check It Out!

The Five Mistakes Homesteaders Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

Ever wonder what the most common mistakes homesteaders make are, and how you can avoid them? Learn from the disasters and delights gleaned from decades of homesteading stories and experiences, and hear suggestions to make you more successful as a current or would-be homesteader. Laugh a lot, maybe cry a little, but walk away properly warned about how to avoid some all-too-common mistakes!
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Homestead Infrastructure Made Simpler Compost sifter, pig waterer, and more

See how you can turn low-cost, easily available, or scrap items and materials into useful homestead infrastructure. John Moody shares examples of a few projects, and shows how to build something as important as a versatile compost/mulch sifter.
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Grit Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined