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The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit

The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another.

The Hewitts offer practical ways to grow nutrient-dense food on a small plot of land, and think about your farm, homestead, or home as an ecosystem. Much of what the Hewitts have ......


Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz DVD Trailer


Contrary to popular belief, fermenting foods is a simple process. But it needs to be done correctly, and there's no better person to inform us about managing microbial bacteria to produce highly nutritious food. In fact, with Sandor Ellix Katz a.......

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A Taoist Approach to Gardening

Groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient GardenerBreed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) has done it again with her latest book, The Tao of Vegetable Gardening. Called a "vegetable gardener's treasury" by Booklist, this new guide focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that beginner and experienced gardeners alike need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.

In addition to practical advice on topics like how to deal with late blight and establishing your own ...
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Submitted by admin on December 31, 2015 10:00 PM
Forget Something? Holiday Sale Extended!

Our Holiday Sale was such a success that we’re extending it through January 11, 2015! So, while the holidays have passed, you can still save 35% on everything when you use the discount code CGS14 (plus free shipping if you spend $100 or more).

Need some inspiration? Browse some of our new releases. Or maybe you’re planning ahead for spring? Check out our gardening, homesteading and permaculture titles. Want to beef up your foodie skills? Give our preserving, fermenting and cooking books a look.

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Submitted by admin on December 31, 2015 09:00 AM
Our Most Popular DIY Projects of 2014

If leading a more sustainable life is topping your list of New Year's resolutions, then check out our most popular do-it-yourself projects of 2014.

These how-to blog posts share a common focus on developing the skills and knowledge needed to create true change—the kind that begins with us in our own backyard. Whether you're interested in identifying wild edibles, using a wood-fired oven, learning to graft fruit trees, or increasing your garden’s productivity, this list of projects is sure to inspire a greener, more resilient way of living.

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Submitted by admin on December 28, 2014 08:00 PM
Time is Running Out on Our Holiday Sale!

UPDATED: Our Holiday Sale has been such a success we’re extending it through January 11, 2015! So, while the holidays may have passed, you can still save 35% sitewide with discount code CGS14 (plus free shipping if you spend $100 or more).

This is it. Your last chance to save with our holiday sale.

Save 35% off every purchase with discount code CGS14 until the end of the year. But hurry - there are only a few days left!

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Submitted by admin on December 23, 2014 01:09 PM
Our Top 5 Food & Drink Blog Posts of 2014

This time of year always makes us feel a little nostalgic and a little hungry. What better way to combine these two feelings than with a look back at our most popular food and drink blog posts of 2014. In this top five list, you'll find nourishing whole foods to improve your gut health, ideas on how to use wild edibles in the kitchen, preserving techniques for your fruit harvest surplus, and more. Not surprising that two entries on this short list are from our favorite fermentation guru—Sandor Ellix Katz.

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Submitted by admin on December 18, 2014 09:30 AM

William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Nevertheless, the cold, dark days of winter can still get the best of even Nature’s most tenderhearted admirer. What’s one to do?

We here at Chelsea Green have concocted the perfect cabin fever remedy with our suggested winter reading list. With topics ranging from sustainable meat production to the secret lives of black bears to life lessons from a contrary farmer, and more, these books are sure to lighten up your days and keep your mind active long ...

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