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......
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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.......
What better way to ease the transition from summer fun to the fall months than exploring all our exciting new books.
Whether you are looking for the ultimate mushroom guide; take the next leap in permaculture; get everything out of those weeds in your backyard; improve your digestive health or just curl up with a memoir -- you'll find that and much more!For thirty years, Chelsea Green has published books that you will turn to again and again. We don't ...
Submitted by admin on September 4, 2014 12:00 PM
Having been in my passive solar home for 35 years, my original Alcoa windows were showing their age. The time had come to upgrade. My current experience of selecting which window and glass type to purchase turned out to be more formidable than I anticipated even as a professional in solar home design. There now are multiple choices of window types. Some of these new high efficient windows, however, may actually decrease the effectiveness of a passive solar home. I didn’t expect to run into any problems with purchasing my new windows. Unfortunately, I ...
Submitted by admin on September 2, 2014 10:32 AM
Want to save time and money while enjoying your greens as soon as possible in the spring? Consider extending your growing season by overwintering your crops—it’s both frugal and forward thinking.
Ben Falk, author of The Resilient Farm and Homestead, experimented with a bed of arugula by planting it in late September. Using a simple structure of quick hoops and greenhouse film to overwinter the crop, he was able to harvest the sweetest, most flavorful arugula he has ever tasted as early as mid-March!Try producing your own endless bed of arugula, ...
Submitted by admin on August 29, 2014 09:58 AM
From learning how to address personal, social, and environmental concerns in simple practical steps in our daily lives to building a low-impact roundhouse, we're bringing a handful of new books to US readers for the first time.
At Chelsea Green Publishing, we partner with like-minded publishers and writers around the world to bring their books on sustainable living to a wider readership in the United States. Below is the latest selection of books available from one of our strongest publishing partners, Permanent Publications. They publish books that encourage people to live more ...
Submitted by admin on August 28, 2014 09:45 AM
Have an excess harvest of a favorite fruit that you don’t know what to do with? Look no further—making your own fruit wine is easy, safe, and it’s as delicious as homemade pie or jam without the expiration date!
All you need is an abundance of the fruit of your choosing, orange juice, wine yeast, sugar, and patience. When it comes to flavors, the sky’s the limit.Below is a recipe for blackberry wine from Michael Judd's Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist. Judd's book is chock-full of advice on everything homegrown ...
Submitted by admin on August 27, 2014 11:45 AM
Imagine having an all-access pass to the world of bears. Being so comfortable with them, and they with you, that you are able to crawl into their dens, take photographs of their cubs and come nose to snout with them everyday.
Welcome to the world of black bear expert Benjamin Kilham. He has been studying wild black bear behavior for nearly two decades and his findings have shattered conventional wisdom about how these animals live their lives. Author Sy Montgomery calls his work, "more than just revealing; it's revolutionary."Once thought to ...