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 is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.


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Winning the War on Weeds

Hear John Moody discuss solarization, proper design, mulching, and tools and tips to create weed-resistant annual and perennial growing spaces.
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Root Crop Container Growing Done Right

Many people find themselves short on space, with underutilized spots, or with pest problems that make growing root crops difficult. But many fabulous root crops can be grown in containers! John has grown up to 40 pounds of sweet potatoes in just a few square feet of containers, and shares how you can increase your growing options for all sorts of crops with the right containers, growing medium, and more!
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Preparing for Cold Weather Growing

Many people neglect the best time to grow the most food - fall and winter! Yet with the right timing, crop choice, and preparation, you can have fresh foods available deep into or all winter, and or enjoy your earliest spring harvests ever. So enjoy an introduction to how to create a fabulous fall and winter garden!
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Medical Supplies Made Easy

An often overlooked but important part of homesteading and self-sufficiency is dealing with injuries and accidents. Power tools, powerful animals, and using so much people power means such things are not unlikely nor uncommon. In this session, learn from a decade plus of a homesteading family's experience as to what supplies you should have on hand to help deal with common issues on the homestead.
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Easy-to-Harvest, Weed-Free Potatoes

The humble potato has sustained people in many parts of the world for hundreds of years — and caused consternation as well, because of all the work it takes to plant, weed, and harvest. See how to grow fantastic potatoes that stay weed-free and are easy to harvest.
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