Dan is the founder of Earthineer, a sharing economy platform and network for homesteaders. He has been has been a speaker at the Mother Earth News Fair on topics such as DIY solar panels, composting, and aquaponics. Dan lives with his family in KY, where they have a large garden, raise chickens, bourbon red turkeys, and st. croix sheep, and keep bees.
author of Make Mead Like A Viking
Jereme blogs and speaks regularly on fermentation, mead-making, homesteading and good eating. He is a regular contributor to various publications and websites, including New Pioneer and Backwoods Home magazines. His book Make Mead Like a Viking was published by Chelsea Green Publishing in November 2015.
Whole Life Services and Some Small Farm
John is a farmer, homesteader, and leader in the local food movement. He started and has managed one of the largest food co-operatives in the nation. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. He is a popular speaker at the Mother Earth News Fair and other events.
author of the definitive guides for butchery
Adam is the James Beard and IACP award-winning author of two books, published by Storey Publishing, about slaughtering and butchering livestock. His interest with the human-animal relationship — historically and modern — is evident in his writing, as is his dedication to education and helping salvage the lost craft of butchery.
author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock
Harvey's goal for 30 years, working with dozens of heritage breeds of chickens, ducks, and geese, has been integrating his flocks into the total food production endeavor and making them more independent of purchased inputs. Starting in 2013, he has been raising Icelandic chickens exclusively as his ideal self-sufficient homestead flock, and breeding all of his own stock.
author of The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally
Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free beekeeping. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70’s, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years from then. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the Beekeeping forums with last count at more than 50,000 posts between all of them.
Blue Rock Station
Annie is a goat herder, social entrepreneur and writer. She is the author of "Naturally Healthy Goat Guide" and "Journey Towards Nothing", the story of how she started Blue Rock Station, and how she spends the month of January without using energy from the grid or spending money - calling this annual experience "Thanks For Nothing".
Blue Rock Station
Jay is co-owner of Blue Rock Station, a sustainable living center that features the first Earthship (a 2,200 sq ft passive solar home constructed out of garbage) built east of the Mississippi. He is the author of numerous green technology books, including "Green Technology: Principles and Practices" and "Solar Photovoltaic Installer Certification Guide".