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The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm: The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm describes not only the history of the D Acres project, but its evolving principles and practices that are rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment.

Emphasizing collaboration, cooperation, and mutualism, this book promises to inspire a new generat......


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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New Arrivals: Save 35% On New Spring Books!

Are you itching to start your gardening projects?

Dreaming of what this year’s plans will bring? What better way to celebrate the transition from winter to the spring months than exploring all our exciting new books!

Save 35% on our new books. But hurry you don't want to miss out!

For thirty years, Chelsea Green has published books that you will turn to again and again. We don't cater to fads or trends, but focus on being ...

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The Seed Series: Choosing the Right Seed Crop

The vast majority of seed-propagated vegetables most used worldwide fall into nine plant families. Understanding the characteristics of these particular families will give you a better idea of which crops are best suited for your climate.

In the following excerpt from the award-winning book The Organic Seed Grower, author John Navazio provides some key questions you should be asking to determine if a crop will grow where you live.

For more seed-related content, check out all our excerpts from "The Seed Series:" Seed Saving Basics by Janisse Ray Become a Plant ...
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Submitted by admin on February 18, 2015 09:52 AM
Survive the Winter Blues: Read, Eat and Plan

There is no denying it: the days are shorter and unless you planned for season extension your garden is all about the root vegetables.

But don’t let winter get you down. We’ve prepared the perfect cabin fever remedy with our winter reading list. Throw another log on the fire, grab a blanket, and tuck in with these new and classic favorites.

Winter Sale: 35% Off Selected Titles Until March 4th

And we’ve shared a few of our favorite projects to inspire you through the cold season: from growing your own sprouts
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Submitted by admin on February 17, 2015 12:51 PM
Drill, Plug, Wax, Wait: Four Easy Steps to Growing Mushrooms Outdoors

Grow your own mushrooms outdoors with this simple four step tutorial from Tradd Cotter, author of the new book Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation. All you need is a log, some mushroom starter, and a couple basic tools and you are on your way to producing gourmet mushrooms for years to come.

To demonstrate how easy it is, in the video below Cotter shows you how to inoculate a log in just 60 seconds.

For more mushroom guidance, check out his entire collection of 90+ videos. You'll find information on ...
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Submitted by admin on February 11, 2015 01:22 PM
The Seed Series: 3 Steps to Start Your Plants Off Right

How you handle your seeds and your practices around seeding is your first chance to get your plants off to a good start and help them achieve their full potential. Ben and Penny Hewitt, authors of The Nourishing Homestead, have developed a three-step process which starts with inoculating the seeds, then sowing them in high quality potting soil, and finally using soil blocks instead of pots to start seedlings.

It may not be quite as easy as 1-2-3, but the increased vigor and yield the Hewitts have experienced with their crops using this ...

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Submitted by admin on February 10, 2015 01:17 PM
Hybrid Hazelnuts - A New Resilient Crop for a Changing Climate

In the face of global threats like climate instability, food insecurity, and water pollution, scientists are looking to how we use our agricultural land for solutions. One such group of scientist-farmers in Minnesota have collectively spent nearly three decades developing what could be the new ecological crop of the future: hybrid hazelnuts.

Philip Rutter, along with his colleagues Susan Wiegrefe and Brandon Rutter-Daywater at Badgersett Research Farm, designed the hybrid hazelnut to address a host of problems with conventional modern agriculture. Their new book, Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts, list the many benefits of this promising crop, which ...
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