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John B. Marek

 Author, Speaker, Rural Economic Developer and Suburban Homesteader


Welcome to the official website of ACWC award-winning author John B. Marek.

Here you will find information about my writing, my work in economic and community development and my adventures (and misadventures) in suburban homesteading, as well as excerpts, contests, free shipping on my latest book, Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance, and a sneak peak at my next book, Ocean of Storms.  Email me for free signed postcards (they make good bookmarks and fair kindling) and check out my FIELD NOTES blog, which explores subjects ranging from favorite books and movies to lasagna gardening and pocket water fishing techniques.


On February 20th, I had the pleasure of participating in a book reading/signing at Speckled Paw Coffee in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.

 A good crowd showed up on a cold, rainy night to hear me read from my book, Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance, and discuss my writing process and some of the projects I am currently working on. Many thanks to Kyle and Myra (and Julia) for the invitation. 


On February 28th, a great group of gardening enthusiasts attended my Introduction to Square Foot Gardening class at H.W. Little Hardware in Wadesboro, North Carolina.

Check out the EVENTS page for future engagements. If you would like to have me speak at a function in your community, such as a garden club, book club, public library event, convention, bookstore reading, or retail event, I would love to accommodate you. I’ll bring giveaways and prizes.


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Contact Me

Wynfield Creek Homestead is a private residence. I am happy to show visitors around my suburban homestead, but by appointment only, please.

Wynfield Creek Homestead

15610 Louth Ct, Huntersville, NC 28078, US

(704) 237-0719


Monday - Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed

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