Mother Earth News Fair Opens Tomorrow

MENF_SEE-YOU_PA-768x644Mother Earth News Fair will run tomorrow, Friday, 15 September through Sunday, 17 September at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The 8th Annual fair offers hands on workshops, interactive workshops, in booth demonstrations, and of course, exhibitors. The Fair is designed to bringing the popular magazine to life.

Talks cover a wide variety of topics. Tradd Cotter, of Mushroom Mountain, will speak tomorrow on medicinal mushrooms. Saturday, Sandor Katz, of Chelsea Green Publishing, will speak on fermentation. Ladies, join Cyndi Ball of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering as she lunches with the National Ladies Homestead Gathering and the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network. Dan Chiras, of the Evergreen Institute, will speak on Solar Electricity. Other topics include homesteading, livestock, meat processing, bee keeping, composting, gardening, aromatherapy, herbalism, distilling, and more!

The Fair will run Friday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2018 Fair is tentatively scheduled for 14-16 September.

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Empowered Light Holistic Expo Offers Deeper Connection to Self and Community

OAKS — Take a step toward a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle at the Empowered Light Holistic Expo! The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. The expo runs from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, 27 October, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 28 and 29 October, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks. General Admission tickets range from $7.50 to $27. Most workshops and lectures are included with general admission, with advance sale discounted tickets for the Featured Speakers. There’s plenty of free parking available.

“Most people feel stressed and distracted, and are looking for more connection and answers! They need healthier ways to handle the increasing stress they’re facing,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald. “The Expo offers connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a FUN way.”

Empowered Light seeks to engage the attendees through experiential types of classes, like yoga, meditation, sound healing, or mini treatments like reiki and massage. Attendees can choose from over 50 workshops and lectures over the course of the weekend. Lectures and workshops have the goal of enlightening and empowering, as well as encouraging participation.

EmpoweredLightRenowned Gaia TV host and Intuitive Corey Good is a featured speaker, as is author John Van Auken, Director of the Edgar Cayce Foundation. Professor Semir “Dr. Sam” Osmanagich, who discovered the Bosnian Pyramids, will be presenting, as will Ataana, Energy healer from Nashville.

Other scheduled speakers include psychic mediums, published authors, and experts on a variety of health related and spiritual development topics, like healthy food and developing your intuition. Guests will be able to linger and shop in between workshops and talks with more than 150 Holistic Vendors.

“Our vendor halls will host a variety of natural products, holistic merchandise like crystals, clothing, or locally made jewelry. They can try healing treatments like reiki, or a mini massage. Many people come for psychic and intuitive readings to help guide them,” says Greenwald. “Everyone will have an opportunity to get what they need out of the Expo: connection, information, contacts, new experiences. It’s different for everyone. The Expo is a fun and healing environment for the community to explore and connect. One of the most powerful ways we have to create transformation is when we are together, in community”

For more information, call 484-459-3082, email or visit

Editor’s Note: This was a press release written and supplied by Empowered Light Expo.

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Celebration of Life Expo Continues

celebration of life expoYORK – The 17th Annual Celebration of Life Expo kicked off yesterday and will continue today -Sunday, 13 August – at the York Expo Center. The Expo, sponsored by New Visions Bookstore, offers everything from books and magazines to handcrafted items to angel readings to reiki sessions to natural soaps and oils, to Himalayan salt lamps and everything in between. There will also be free hourly talks of various subjects.

Therapeutic Thymes raffled off a one-year subscription yesterday and will hold another today. The winner of Saturday’s drawing is Lisa Gentzler, of York. Congratulations, Lisa.

Today’s show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7. The Expo Center is located at 334 Carlisle Road, which is Route 74. The show is in the Memorial Hall Building.

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VegFest Comes to Lancaster

The Central PA VegFest is bringing the VegFest to Lancaster this June. The 1st Lancaster PA VegFest will be held Saturday, 3 June at Musser Park. The mission of the VegFest is to share the benefits of a plant based diet for health and for the benefit to animals.

There will be speakers, vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes, children’s activities, non-profit organizations, and more. While the speakers have not yet been announced, three of the four musical spots have been. Caroline Rose, a singer/songwriter from York, will perform at noon. Kozma will follow at 1 p.m. They are an alternative band from Bekasi, Indiana. The Wild Hymns, a Modern folk group from York, will perform at 3 p.m.

Musser Park is located at 135 N Lime Street in Lancaster City. The VegFest will run from noon to 5 p.m. For more information – or to sign up as a vendor, visit

Note: Therapeutic Thymes Magazine will be at the VegFest.

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Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival Announces Schedule

The Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival, coming up in April, has announced the 2017 schedule. There will be five speakers and workshops on Friday and seven on Saturday, including the Featured Speaker. Nadia Rousselle, of My Trim Line, is the featured speaker.

Susanna Reppert Brill, of The Rosemary House, will open the festival speaking on the “Herb of the Year 2017 – Cilantro/Coriander.” She will speak again on the same subject Saturday. Saturday afternoon she will also hold a workshop on tea blending.

Judy Bono, of The Gardener of the Owl Valley, will hold a workshop Friday on creating an air plant terrarium. On Saturday, she will hold a workshop titled, “Create a Tiny Landscape.”

Friday afternoon learn tips for using essential oils as Sue Morris, of Sue’s Salves, speaks on “Aromatherapy: The Art of Enhancing Health for the Mind, Body, and Spirit.” On Saturday, she will speak on “Plant Based Healing for Natural Skin Care.”

Lisa Newman, of White Horse Nursery/Fresh Flowers, will hold a “Herb Container Garden” workshop both days.

Ninette Jackson of Josiah’s Oils, LLC, will hold the final workshop of Friday. It will be “Making Your Own Essential Oil Blend.” She opens Saturday speaking on “The Basics of Safe Essential Oil Usage.”

Click here for the detailed schedule. There is an additional cost for the workshops and many require registration. The Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival will be held Friday, 7 April and Saturday, 8 April at the York Expo Center, in the Memorial Hall. The Expo Center is located at 334 Carlisle Avenue, York.

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Mother Earth News Fair concludes tomorrow

By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

SEVEN SPRINGS – The Mother Earth News Fair was incredible today … and to be honest a tad overwhelming! So many talks. So many informative vendors. So much to see and learn! And … it continues Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mother Earth News – the original guide to living wisely – returned to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort, one hour southeast of Pittsburgh, for the Seventh Annual Mother Earth News Fair this weekend. This incredible event, is geared towards people who want a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

One of the first vendors I met today was from literally within a half hour drive of me! Ben Glick, and his wife Rachel, of Alpine Heritage Creamery offered samples of their organic raw milk cheese form their grass-fed cows. Grass-fed cows in Lancaster County! The first cheese that caught my attention was the PA Dutch Feta cheese. They also previewed Paradise Cheddar, Herbal Jack, Dutch County Swiss, and more. Their website is They will not be at the Fair tomorrow but can still be contacted through their site.

Una Biologicals at the Mother Earth News Fair
Una Biologicals at the Mother Earth News Fair

Another great stand is Una Biologicals. The company offers a variety of organic health and beauty items, all of which are vegetarian friendly and none of which were tested on animals! I picked up an Organic Cuticle & Nail Rescue. It is a healing salve for cuticles and cracked skin. I also got a muscle rub – I can never have enough of those! – and a deodorant stick. While at the booth, I had the delightful opportunity to speak with owner Jessica Wilson Graves. She is so knowledgeable and so friendly, as were most of the vendors there.

Rebecca Perdieu, Regional Distribution Manager for CBD Natures RX, did an incredible job explaining her company’s CBD/Terpene rich organic hemp oil products. The oil, legal in all 50 states, is 100% natural, organic, and gluten free. Rebecca explained not only about the safety of the products but also how to properly use them. We spoke about various health concerns in relation to specific products. For more information, visit She was so impressive; I invited her to write an article for a future issue of Therapeutic Thymes!

The Turmeric Store, based out of Hunter, NY, offered several products using turmeric as the main ingredient. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Dr. Cullyn Consales, a chiropractor from Integrative Health & Wellness Center, chatted at length about the importance of clinical nutrition and functional neurology.

Event sponsors include: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Mountain Rose Herbs, Yanmar, Botanical Interests, the John C. Campbell Folk School, Jung Seed, and Cabela’s. Mother Earth News holds these fairs throughout the nation. The next one is scheduled 22-23 October for Topeka, Kansas. It will be held at the Kansas Expocentre.

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Mother Earth News Fair Kicks Off Today

mother earth fairThe Mother Earth News Fair kicks off at noon today in Seven Springs. Over the course of the three days, there will be more than 150 workshops, exhibitors, and demonstrations. Sessions will cover natural health, renewable energy, organic gardening, animal husbandry, modern homesteading, and more.

Speakers include Joel Salatin, of Polyface Farm; Dan Chiras, of the Evergreen Institute; and Eliot Coleman, of Four Season Farm.

The Fair is held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort, and will run noon -7 p.m. today. Tomorrow the Fair will run 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule, go to

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Seventh Annual Mother Earth New Fair returns to Pennsylvania

SEVEN SPRINGSMother Earth News – the original guide to living wisely – returns to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort, one hour southeast of Pittsburgh, for the Seventh Annual Mother Earth News Fair. This unique event, is geared towards people who want a more sustainable and often rural lifestyle. It features dozens of workshops that cover organic gardening, off grid living, renewable energy, and natural health.

“Wonderful event! Excellent speakers and the booths had great organic and sustainable items, and books and resources. It is exciting to see how many like-minded people exist,” said Claire Cooper of a past Fair.

Seven Springs Fairgrounds. Pho
Seven Springs Fairgrounds. Photo Credit: Mother Earth News & Michelle Allmon

Other presentations include an introduction to Biogas Systems, vermiculture, raising pigs, bee keeping, aromatherapy, plant medicine, and so much more. Workshops and presentations are held over a dozen stages and vendors are set up throughout the mountain resort.

Workshops run all three days of the Fair, which will be held Friday, 23 September through Sunday, 25 September. Sponsors include: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Mountain Rose Herbs, Yanmar, Botanical Interests, the John C. Campbell Folk School, Jung Seed, and Cabela’s.

Advance weekend wristband passes are $20 for adults when ordered through the event’s website or toll-free number. Adult wristbands at the gate are $35. Children and teenagers under 17 are free. To order, go to or call (800) 234-3368. For lodging information and reservations at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, call (866) 437- 1300.

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