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!

Winning the War on Weeds

At this workshop, John Moody discusses solarization, proper design, mulching, and tools and tips to create weed-resistant annual and perennial growing spaces.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

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

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

An Introduction to Elderberry and Other Medicinal Plants and Their Preparation

With the advent of back-to-school and cold and flu season, learn about how to beat and treat various bugs through traditional methods that you can make. The Moody family has gone more than 30 kid years with no antibiotics, and they want to keep it that way for themselves and others!
Organic Gardening

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage