The 2017 Not So Simple Living Fair will be held July 28 – 30, 2017.

NOTE: July 23 – The schedule is complete. We could still squeeze in a one hour presentation on the topic of Wild Food and Wild Crafting on Sunday afternoon. If you have a workshop on another topic, don’t waste time filling out the form. Instead, please email us at and tell us the topic of your workshop. We will put you on the sub list and call if there’s a cancellation. Thanks.

If you are interested in being a  presenter, please fill out the form below.

In order to keep the Not So Simple Living Fair very affordable for anyone who wants to learn about sustainable living skills, all of the organizers and presenters volunteer their time. The Fair provides presenters with free camping, $10 lunch tickets, a delicious potluck supper and dance Saturday night and a wonderful venue to teach their skills and meet other people who share their interests.

Please tell us a little about yourself, as it relates to your presentation, in the Bio section. Describe your workshop in the workshop section: What will participants expect to learn? What will you do? What will they do, if it’s hands on? Note, many of the most popular workshops involve the participants. Think about ways to make it interactive, if possible. Only workshops that align closely with our mission will be accepted.


If you were a presenter last year and would like us to use information you provided in 2016, enter “Use my 2016 info” in the appropriate field. If you want us to use the same photo, say so in the “Other” field.   Here is a link to the 2016 List of Presenters


Please read carefully: This form cannot be saved and finished later. If you need more time (or are presenting multiple workshops), please write your answers in a separate text document and copy and paste into the form. Fill out a separate form for each workshop.


Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Mailing Address

Your Phone Number(s)

Please select the length of your proposed presentation or workshop (required)
1 hour presentation2 hour workshop or tour

What is the title of the workshop? (This title will appear on the schedule and printed program so please keep it to a max of 50 characters) (required)

Please give a short description of your proposed workshop(s) (up to 600 characters) (required)

Will you need to charge any materials fees? (NSSLF cannot reimburse you for costs of materials to teach your class, but we encourage you to teach hands on workshops and charge appropriate materials fees to participate.) If you have a materials fee, how much will it be?

Do you need to limit number of participants? If so, what is the maximum number of participants?

Are there any times you are NOT available to schedule your workshop (check all that apply)?
Saturday AMSaturday PMSunday AMSunday PMNone

All presenters will have a table in their teaching area. Do you want to have a "display" table during the Fair, as well as giving a workshop? This would be an area where you share information or items that would be of interest to fair-goers or it could be a space to do demonstrations. If you check yes, please indicate in "Other," below, which days you will be displaying and include other relevant information. (If you have items for sale, check No and fill out a vendor application.)

Give a short biography, especially of information relevant to your topic. Please let us know if you don't want your bio or photo on the website. If you want contact information other than a website to appear with your other information on the NSSLF website so that participants or similar events can contact you, please include it in the last line of your bio exactly the way you want it to appear. (up to 600 characters)

If you have a website you would like to appear with your Bio, please enter it (ex:

Upload a photo of yourself. This will help participants know if they are in the right workshop. (Please limit it to 2MB in size and a .jpg or .gif file. If you aren't sure you have the right size or format, email the photo to us separately.)

Do you want to volunteer or help organize this event beyond being a presenter?


NOTE: After you hit Send, SCROLL DOWN and you should see a message that it has been submitted. If you don't see the message, ASSUME it has been sent and send a message to asking for confirmation. If you don't hear from us in 3 days, please contact us. If you aren't sure about the size of your photo, don't include it. If it's larger than 2 MB or not in .jpg or .gif format, you will lose everything you've just done.