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An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

Is it possible to capture landscape in a bottle? To express the essence of place—the geology, geography, climate, and its soil—as well as the skill of the winegrower? That’s what Deirdre Heekin and her husband set out to do on their eight-acre hillside farm in Vermont. An Unlikely Vineyard tells the story of their farm and its evoluti......


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 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 straight from the tree, to ...

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Submitted by admin on November 10, 2014 11:40 AM
Thanksgiving Menu Ideas From Chelsea Green

Thinking about cooking a pasture-raised turkey this year or adding a new recipe to your Thanksgiving repertoire? Look no further than these delicious dishes from our authors whose books focus on nourishing food and how to produce it sustainably.

Starting with the star of many Thanksgiving tables, Shannon Hayes (Long Way on a Little) walks you through how to prepare a pasture-raised turkey and gives you her favorite recipe for Walnut-Sausage Stuffing, in the excerpt below.

To add some leafy greens and fresh vegetables to the menu, Carol Deppe (The Resilient ...
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Submitted by admin on November 6, 2014 09:30 AM
Film Celebrates Life of Food Pioneer Joan Gussow

The New York Times has called Joan Gussow the “matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement.” Bestselling author Michael Pollan agrees, saying "Once in a while, I think I've had an original thought, then I look and read around and realize Joan said it first."

This month, a new, 75-minute documentary film celebrating Gussow's pioneering work will be premiered at the Teachers College.

On Monday, November 17th at 6pm, the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University will present the world premiere of Cultivation, a documentary ...
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Submitted by admin on November 6, 2014 07:00 AM
Happy Holidays: 35% off everything!

We've kicked off our Holiday Sale - with 35% off any purchase at our on-line bookstore. Simply use the code CGS14 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we have free shipping on any orders over $100*.

Is there a small farmer or organic gardener on your gift list? How about a builder? Or foodies and cooks? Whomever you have on your shopping list, we've got you covered. Don't forget about our bundles, sets and ...
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Submitted by admin on November 4, 2014 10:52 AM
Want to Learn About Ecological Agriculture?

Interested in all things agriculture — sustainable, organic or eco? Want to learn more about the most up-to-date, or time-tested, techniques designed to improve animal, soil, and human health and the food you eat?

Our friends at Acres U.S.A. are hosting their annual conference next month in Columbus, Ohio, and there's still time to register for a full slate of workshops, pre-conference seminars, and keynote presentations.

Join several Chelsea Green authors along with dozens of others of the country's best and brightest in agriculture for this three-day ...
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Submitted by admin on November 3, 2014 11:55 AM
How to Use Lambsquarter from Root to Plant to Seed

Some people might take one look at a patch of lambsquarter and yank it out of the ground to rid their garden or yard of an undesirable weed. Not wild-foods advocate and author Katrina Blair. At her home in Durango, CO, she tends to her lambsquarter and a number of other so-called weeds with the utmost care.

Why, you ask? Because according to Blair's extensive research weeds are entirely misunderstood plants. In her new book, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, she focuses on the thirteen plants which together comprise a complete food source and ...

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