• HDT Team

Back to Basics Registration Now Open

*For complete event details including workshop descriptions, vendor list, and to register and pay online, visit www.happydancingturtle.org. If you’d like to register now, you can go to our online registration site.*

Registration for the 13th annual sustainable living event, Back to Basics, is open! With 45 workshops to choose from, nearly 50 vendors to shop at, an informative keynote speaker, door prizes, a delicious lunch, and school aged (K-6) children’s programming available, there’s fun for the whole family!

45 sustainable workshops are planned, with some filling out already. Hurry to sign up!


The day will kick of with a keynote presentation by Kent Solberg, Livestock and Grazing Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association. Kent will be answering many “buzz” questions regarding soil health and what it could mean for our future, our food, and our natural resources.

Kent Solberg will be the keynote speaker. He will talk about soil health.


Soil health is all the buzz in agriculture today.  What is soil health? Can it be the basis of our food system?  Can’t we just grow our food organically and have healthy soil? Can it save the family size farm?  What could it mean for our future, our food and our natural resources?

As always, the Vendor Area is open to the public, all day, free. This is a great opportunity to check out products and services designed to help you live a more sustainable and resilient lifestyle.

Many of the vendors are also presenters; with 45 workshops it’s possible to get everything from an introduction to a deep dive on topics ranging from winter food production and raising chickens, to DIY recipes, crafts & projects, hydroponics and fermentation, raised-bed gardening to exercise and stress-reduction. Keep in mind, ala carte registration makes it easy to take one or a few workshops instead of the full day, which includes lunch and workshops.

The giant sustainable vendor fair goes all day and is entirely FREE, you don’t even need to sign up for B2B to peruse. It’s got lots of neat stuff.


Pre-registration is available until noon on Thursday, January 31st. Walk-in/day-of registration opens at 8am Saturday, February 2nd at PR-B School.