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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:

Will Bonsall

Peter Burke

Steve Gabriel

Maria Noel Groves

Nancy and John Hayden

Bryan O’Hara

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

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



Will Bonsall is a subsistence farmer and author from Maine. Will has worn many hats since going "back to the land," including prospector, draftsman, gravedigger, hobo, musician, logger, and artist, among others; however, he considers subsistence farming to be the only true career he ever had. He is the director of the Scatterseed Project, which he founded to help preserve our endangered crop-plant diversity. His first book, Through the Eyes of a Stranger (Xlibris, 2010), is an eco-novel set in a sustainable society of the future. He most recently authored Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening (Chelsea Green, 2015). Will lives and farms in Industry, Maine, with his wife, Molly Thorkildsen, and two sons.

An avid gardener himself, author Peter Burke has been teaching garden classes since 2006 when he started presenting workshops on Indoor Salad Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Extending the Garden Season, Salad Gardens, Herb Garden, Growing Wheatgrass, Fall Garden, Food Dehydrator, Recipe Gardens. He also started website to supply organic seeds for Indoor Salad Gardening. He became a Certified Square Foot Garden Teacher by the SFG Foundation in 2010. Peter lives and gardens in Calais, Vermont.

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Steve Gabriel is an ecologist, forest farmer, and educator living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State in the US. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of farmers and land managers about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and the bottom line of the farm. He is Extension Specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program and has served as guest faculty at Cornell University, Sterling College, Paul Smiths College, and the Omega Center for Sustainable Living. Alongside his wife, Elizabeth, he co-stewards Wellspring Forest Farm, where they produce mushrooms, maple syrup, duck eggs, pastured lamb, and elderberry extract, all from forest-based systems.

Steve co-authored Farming the Woods with Ken Mudge in 2014, and is author of the new book Silvopasture, released in 2018. He passionately pursues work to reconnect people to the forested landscape and see the value of trees in agriculture.

Maria Noel Groves is the bestselling author of the award-winning Body into Balance and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and owner of Wintergreen Botanicals in Allenstown, NH. She has more than 20 years of experience, is a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and a clinical herbalist certified by the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. She writes and teaches nationally about herbal medicine and offers both on-site and distance herbal study courses and health consultations.


John Hayden has been working to design and implement agricultural systems with positive environmental and social outcomes for over 35 years as a researcher, extension agent, university educator, international consultant, and practicing regenerative organic farmer. He has an MS in entomology with a focus on ecological pest management. John has served on the Vermont State Pollinator Protection Committee and is currently a board member of NOFA-VT. 


Nancy J. Hayden is a writer, farmer, artist, and former environmental engineering professor. She’s earned degrees in biology/ecology, environmental engineering, English, studio art, and creative writing. She was awarded a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant to work on her recent book (Farming on the Wild Side/Chelsea Green Publishing) and has published numerous articles about food and farming in local and national magazines. 

Bryan O’Hara has been growing vegetables for a livelihood since 1990 at Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, Connecticut. He works with natural systems to build complex and balanced soil life, the result of which is a highly productive, vibrant growing system. Bryan was named Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Farmer of the Year in 2016. He speaks throughout the Northeast and beyond on vegetable production techniques and is known for providing mountains of details in a concise, practical, and cohesive manner. Bryan has recently authored No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture, scheduled for release in February 2020.

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