Get your hands dirty and learn some new DIY skills!

Workshop videos and supporting PDFs included with this course:

Dan Chiras
Scoop on Poop: Safely composting humanure

Humans generate enormous amounts of nutrient-rich excretions every day. In nature, such excretions are cycled back into ecosystems, ensuring the continuation of life. If we're going to live sustainably on planet Earth, we've got to do the same. Fortunately, it's rather easy to safely collect and return these valuable wastes into gardens, orchards, and berry patches. This video shows you how.


Dan Chiras is director of The Evergreen Institute in east-central Missouri, where he teaches workshops on self-sufficiency and sustainability topics. He's also the author of 32 books and several hundred articles on a wide range of subjects, including residential energy efficiency and renewable energy, sustainable communities, green building, and natural building.

Janice Cox
Garden Beauty Using Herbs & Flowers

Your garden is the ultimate health spa. It has been scientifically proven that people who go outdoors regularly and work with plants are happier, healthier, and less stressed. Herbs and flowers are key ingredients in many body care products. Learn DIY beauty basics, including how to make a mint hair rinse, calendula-infused body oil, and rose water. Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty from the Garden, shares recipes and ideas from her bestselling book and popular MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR workshop.


Janice Cox is an author and leading DIY natural beauty and skin-care expert. She's also a freelance magazine writer and beauty editor for Herb Quarterly Magazine. She also writes the “Natural Beauty at Home” column for Mother Earth Living magazine. Cox is a member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, and the Herb Society of America.

Marie Noel Groves
The First-Aid Garden: Topical herbs for healing

Learn how to use common cultivated and wild backyard herbs (featured in her book <em>Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies</em>) to build your own herbal first-aid kit, focusing on herbs you can use topically for a range of uses, including aches and pains, sprains, bumps, bruises, bug bites, bee stings, wounds, rashes, burns, herpes, cuts, repelling ticks and biting insects, and more. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves takes you out into the field to show you how to make a spit poultice with yarrow leaves, and how to make herb-infused oils and other topical remedies.


Maria Noël Groves runs Wintergreen Botanicals, an herbal clinic and education center in Allenstown, New Hampshire. She is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and has also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s advanced training program and Lichenwood Herbals’ flower essence practitioner training.

John Moody
Winning the War on Weeds

Hear John Moody discuss solarization, proper design, mulching, and tools and tips to create weed-resistant annual and perennial growing spaces.


John Moody currently serves as a founder and director of Steader (an online learning platform for homesteaders and farmers), and also speaks at many local, regional, and national events on food, farming, and nutrition.

Keith Arkenberg
DIY Farm Tools and Equipment: Start a market garden or homestead at a quarter of the cost

The cost of tools and infrastructure to start a market garden or homestead can be quite expensive and prohibitive to new farmers. With a little DIY ingenuity and knowledge of what's needed and what can be budgeted down the road, you can start your enterprise for less than a quarter of the cost.


A small-scale market gardener from Tecumseh, Kansas, Keith Arkenberg has a background in construction and science. He has built a farm from the ground up, combining his own innovations with that of others to produce an operation that runs efficiently and on a budget.

Dan Chiras
Energy Self-Sufficiency: Solar Electricity

Learn what you need to do to power your home with solar energy, including the types of systems, components of systems, and mounting options that make the most sense for your home or farm. Plus, learn about return on investment and lifetime energy costs.


Dan Chiras is director of The Evergreen Institute in east-central Missouri, where he teaches workshops on self-sufficiency and sustainability topics. He's also the author of 32 books and several hundred articles on a wide range of subjects, including residential energy efficiency and renewable energy, sustainable communities, green building, and natural building.

Kimberlee Bastien
Green Your Cleaning Routine

Learn how to safely and effectively clean your entire home using all-natural, healthy, and environmentally friendly ingredients.


Kimberlee Bastien and her family recently bought their first homestead in New Brunswick, Canada, and learned 52 homesteading skills in one year. She writes about her experience at www.TheOldWalshFarm.com and for MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


The DIY Skills Course is part of our MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR ONLINE: SUMMER 2020 program featuring eight courses with 56 workshop videos in all. You can get access to ALL EIGHT COURSES plus five of our prerecorded webinars for a 33% savings with the SUMMER 2020 bundle.


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DIY Skills Course