For many, growing their own food or raising their own animals might sound like a stretch, but it can be easier than you think, and very rewarding.

The Mother Earth News Fair is all about independent and sustainable living, and they're bringing over 150 exhibitors to the Bell County Expo Center on February 17 and 18.

Many hands-ons activities will also be available for people to get stuck into. Anything from mushroom gardening, creating strawberry structures, to wood-fire oven building will be running through the weekend at the fair.

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