TACOMA - In the light-speed culture we find ourselves in, there's a growing movement towards slowing down.
Managing more efficiently and in some cases with less energy and resource-intensive practices.
Showcasing the Do-It-Yourself culture in farming, health and sustainable living is the Mother Earth News fair next weekend in Puyallup, Washington.
The premier publication sponsors an impressive lineup this year, tackling two days of workshops, classes and displays on green building and housing, sustainable energy, food and simple country living skills.
Some highlight speakers this year include author and "insane farmer" Joel Salatin -- he'll be doing a poultry processing demo and giving a lecture entitled "Don't be scared - be strange."
Also, actor turned green activist Ed Begley Jr. will be presenting among the abundance of livestock and poultry, homesteading skills and food exhibits.
Tickets are $25 at the gate, kids 17 and under get in free. You can also buy a weekend pass for $15 in advance or $35 at the gate.