Book Signings

Visit the Green Market Fair and pick up books by your favorite conference presenters & many other authors

Conference Author-Presenters at Book Signing:

Ben Hartman
Philip Ackerman-Leist
Will Bonsall
James McSweeney
Hannah Fries
Dr. John Zahina-Ramos
Celeste Longacre
Heather Wise

Special Thanks to
MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, NH
for their ongoing support

20% of conference book sale proceeds are 
donated to NOFA-NH


Philip Ackerman-Leist is Professor of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Green Mountain College, where he established the college’s organic farm, sustainable agriculture curricula, and the first online graduate program in Sustainable Food Systems in the United States.  He and his wife Erin live on a remote off-grid farm in Pawlet, Vermont with their three children, where they raise grassfed American Milking Devon cattle. His newest book is A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement, published by Chelsea Green. He is also the author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems and Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader

Will Bonsall is a subsistence farmer and author from Maine. He has written an eco-novel Through the Eyes of a Stranger, and Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical Self Reliant Gardening. He is the director of the Scatterseed Project and co-founder of the Grassroots Seed Network.

Ross Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture Magazine, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition. Ross has given bee related presentations and led organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America. His human-scale beekeeping operation, Dancing Bee Gardens, produces spring nucleus colonies, honey, and value added bee products for friends, neighbors and his community.

Butch Heilshorn and brother-in-law Alex McDonald began brewing unusual beers in Butch's backyard in 2009. Fast forward 9 years and Butch and Alex own a successful brewpub in Portsmouth NH called Earth Eagle Brewings and Butch has a book out entitled Against All Hops, detailing the history and use of various botanicals, other than hops, in a type of ancient beer called "gruit."

Andrew Mefferd spent seven years in the research department at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, traveling around the world to consult with researchers and farmers on the best practices in greenhouse growing. He put what he learned to use on his own farm in Maine. He is now the editor and publisher of Growing for Market magazine. Previously, he worked on farms in six states across the United States before starting his own farm. Andrew also works as a consultant on the topics covered in this book. For more about the magazine, please visit For more information on consulting, see

Ever since a high school biology teacher informed Daphne Miller that clover produces a hormone similar to human estrogen, she has been fascinated by how our external ecosystem is linked to our internal one. Miller is a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. For the past fifteen years, her leadership, advocacy, research and writing have focused on the connections between food production, ecology and health.

Her writings and profiles can be found in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vogue, Orion Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Food and Wine, The Guardian UK and Harvard Medical Magazine and JAMA. She is author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World, Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013). Farmacology appears in four languages and was the basis for the award-winning documentary In Search of Balance.

Michael Phillips is renowned for helping people grow healthy fruit using herbal protocols. The “community orchard movement” that he helped found at provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire. He is the author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard which recently received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society. His work has been compared with Sir Albert Howard and J.I. Rodale’s classic books on organic gardening. Michael’s latest, Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together to Create Dynamic Soils, will rock you!

A New Hampshire native, Nathan Searles grew up exploring the forests that surrounded his childhood home. Years later he discovered his passion in Herbalism, receiving his certification as a Master Herbalist in 2011 through the Global Collage of Natural Medicine. In 2013 he began developing symptoms associated with "Lyme" and opted to explore the wilderness around him for answers. In his quest Nathan was drawn into the realm of mycological medicines as Ganoderma applanatum sparked his curiosity.

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