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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 12, 2014 09:30 AM
New Audio Books: Bears and Elephants Oh My!

Whether you're keen on learning more about the secretive lives of black bears or how to unlock the secrets of political framing, two recent Chelsea Green books are now available in audio so you can listen in the car, at home, or wherever you prefer.

To sample the audio of either book, check out the Soundcloud embeds below.

Happy Listening! The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant! George Lakoff's The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant! ...
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Submitted by admin on December 11, 2014 01:25 PM
A Look Back at 2014: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

As we look back on the year almost finished, we've started to take stock in what our community has found most useful to them. If it's one thing (or two) we know about our readers, it's that they love growing food and getting their hands dirty. How can we be so sure? Six of our ten most popular blog posts from 2014 are garden related.

See for yourself: We've listed them all below, they offer a wealth of information on topics from growing mushrooms on a pair of old jeans, to drinking nutrient-rich sap ...

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Submitted by admin on December 8, 2014 10:21 AM
Wine Pairings for the Holidays

As you prepare to celebrate with friends or sit down with family this holiday season, it's good to know what kind of wine to serve on the right occasion with the right meal, right? Deirdre Heekin, wine maker and author of An Unlikely Vineyard, is here to share some of her favorite wines along with food pairing suggestions. Her selections include a variety of wines that pair well with anything from shellfish to roasted root vegetables to a plate of aged cheeses, and more.

In her latest book, Heekin tells her unlikely story ...

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Submitted by admin on December 8, 2014 06:00 AM
Stocking Stuffer 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).

Our stocking stuffer holiday sale continues with 35% off any purchase at our online bookstore.

Simply use the code CGS14 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Take a look at some of our new and popular titles below to get started, or browse our full ...

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Submitted by admin on December 4, 2014 09:30 AM
Winter Survival Tips From Mat Stein
Now that temperatures have started to dip below freezing and most folks living in colder climates have witnessed their first snow flurries of the season, it's time to get serious about winter preparedness. Make sure you are ready for stormy weather and extreme cold on your next road trip with these winter driving tips from author and survivalist Mat Stein (When Disaster Strikes, When Technology Fails). Stein's books are comprehensive guides for self-reliance, sustainable living, and emergency planning. For more survival advice, check out his essential packing list for a grab-and-go compact ...
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