Learning How to Garden during a FAIR

MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers, contributors and sustainability advocates collected together for a MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wa., on Jun 2 and 3. One categorical subject of presentations and discussions? Gardening, of course. 

Ira Wallace Ira Wallace, of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, presented on gardening techniques and endorsed varieties for starting and gripping a tumble garden. She lonesome a several deteriorate fluctuating methods that can assistance your Brussels sprouts, carrots and frost-tolerant greens final by several tough freezes and months of winter weather. Wallace also gave a watchful throng lists of her favorite varieties of a many common crops in tumble gardens, tailored for a Northwest gardener.

Barbara PleasantContributing editor and garden author Barbara Pleasant gave several presentations, including a one shown here on how to get started as a commencement gardener. Pleasant gave recommendation from her decades of gardening knowledge on that crops, and even that varieties of those crops, are best for folks who are only removing started with a garden. Disease-resistant squash, brief deteriorate pear and cherry tomatoes, and cut-and-come-again greens were among a many crops recommended.

Will AllenUrban gardeners and those ardent about a good, tolerable food transformation got a genuine provide when Will Allen of Growing Power took a stage. His work with civic girl and small-scale, sealed loop tillage have encouraged countless others to take adult their trowels and start work within a food transformation within their possess communities.

Did we skip a FAIR final weekend? There’s another chance: Our MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs, Pa., will be hold this September. Find out some-more information and set your calendar to learn some-more on gardening, homesteading, renewable appetite and more.

Photos by Jennifer Kongs