Save the Date! Mother Earth News Fair in Washington State

OSA will host seed workshops at the Mother Earth News fair June 4 – 5, 2011. There will also be a live auction with proceeds benefiting OSA and a seed swap co-sponsored by Seed Savers Exchange and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.


Bryan Welch, publisher and editorial director,; James Duft, programming manager,; Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: (785) 274-4304,

Mother Earth News’ green living fair heads to Washington state

Fresh off a successful inaugural event, the publication adds dates for 2011

After welcoming capacity crowds to the first Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania, the magazine is scheduling two new events on the West Coast.

Mother Earth News, the largest and longest-running publication about sustainable lifestyles, will host a Mother Earth News Fair June 4-5, 2011, at the Puyallup Fairgrounds outside of Seattle.

“Washington is a great place for the Mother Earth News Fair,” says Bryan Welch, publisher and editorial director of Mother Earth News. “Washington residents are among our most loyal readers and the community has a long history of commitment to the Mother Earth News lifestyle.”

Dozens of hands-on workshops will cover renewable energy, small-scale livestock, green building and remodeling, organic gardening, DIY projects, real food, natural health, green transportation and related topics. Mother Earth News staff will lead the sessions, as well as editors from sister publications Grit, Natural Home, The Herb Companion and Utne Reader, and other leaders in green and rural living.

In addition to workshops, the Fair will host a green shopping pavilion, vendor and livestock demonstrations, a seed swap, children’s activities, musical acts, and local and organic food options. The keynote speaker will be Joel Salatin. His presentation will truly be a can’t-miss event.

Tickets are $15 for a one-day pass and $25 for a weekend pass. Children 17 and under are free! Weekend packages that include a Mother Earth News archive DVD for $40 also are available.

At the inaugural Fair last September, more than 100 volunteers played an integral role in the Fair’s success. Volunteers receive free admission to the Fair, as well as a goody bag. All individuals 10 and older are welcome. To volunteer, contact Kristi Koehler at

For information about event sponsorships, contact Andrew Perkins at For exhibit space, contact Mellissa Crouch at

The magazine also plans to host fairs in San Rafael, Calif., on Sept. 3-5, 2011, and at Seven Springs, Pa., on Sept. 24-25, 2011.

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News ( is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Topics include organic gardening, do-it-yourself projects, cutting energy costs, using renewable energy, green home building and rural living.

About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

About Seven-Star Inc.
Seven-Star Inc. ( is the nation’s largest full-service event company focusing exclusively on green events. Since 1999, Seven-Star has provided turnkey green event services for trade and consumer expositions, conferences, concerts and mobile tours, including the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Live Earth concert events and the Green Festivals.

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