We went to Common Ground Fair two weekends ago! Along with 59,600 other people who got to see some of the same dye, beehive, homesteading, composting toilet, solar panel, foraging workshops that we did! If you’re ever in Maine at the end of September/beginning of October you should definitely make a point of going to this mind-blowingly wonderful place!
From the Common Ground Country Fair website: “Known for its delicious organic food and the scope and quality of the artisans offering wares for sale, Common Ground is perhaps most unique among country fairs for the depth and variety of hands-on demonstrations, workshops and talks offered by farmers, gardeners, and fair exhibitors. “This year we had over 700 exhibitors and vendors at the Fair and close to 700 events on the schedule,” observed Ahearne. “The most rewarding aspect of the Fair for many of our speakers and demonstrators are the exchanges and conversations they have with fairgoers. So many people are coming to Common Ground to learn or share information and skills they can take back to their own farm, their own garden, their homes and communities.”