Former Governor of Vermont, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and soon-to-be Chelsea Green author Howard Dean just launched a new website with DemocracyforAmerica.com that aims to bring the universal health care option to the forefront of the health care reform debate. At StandwithDrDean.com, you can add your name to the petition or contribute […]Read More..
Author Mark Schapiro (Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power) and Australian investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson discuss the ins and outs of investigative reporting with host Leigh Sales in this video from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation program Unleashed. How does the shrinking of newspapers and the rise of […]Read More..
With Michelle Obama planting an organic vegetable garden (which I like to think of as a “victory garden”) in the White House, it’s the perfect time to be thinking about local eating, climate change, pesticides, GMO crops, and connecting with the growers of our food. The Marin Independent journal spoke to Chelsea Green author Woody […]Read More..
This really fascinating film by farmer Rebecca Hosking is a must-watch for anyone concerned about the future of farming in a post peak oil world. Rebecca, a nature photographer and filmmaker, returns to her small childhood farm, where she becomes aware of the looming oil crisis and how it will affect not just her farm, […]Read More..
Now this is a great idea. FindtheFarmer is a Web site that helps connect you to your food by linking back to the original farmer that grew the grain that became the bread in your BLT. It’s just one of several Web sites helping people connect to their food in a way that’s been mostly […]Read More..
You want to garden—to grow your own fresh organic vegetables from seed using your own two hands, and maybe a bit of compost you created from your vegetable peelings and bits of cardboard. The only problem: you don’t have a garden. In fact, you live in a sad, one-room, one-window shoebox in the big city. […]Read More..
Eliot Coleman’s new book The Winter Harvest Manual: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses just cruised into our warehouse this morning, and therefore, we are ready to send you your copy! Get a jump on your garden this spring by making use of Eliot’s proven techniques for intensive cold-weather farming. You […]Read More..
I’m holding an advance copy of Eliot Coleman‘s brand new Winter Harvest Handbook in my hands (Well…I was. I’m typing now, obviously.) and I have to say, it’s gorgeous. Great design and full color photos everywhere. It even smells good (if you’re into that new-book smell, that is.) I’d like to share some of it […]Read More..
When you think of climate change, you probably think of contributing factors relating to transportation—specifically, the transportation of people from one place to another, be it through cars, trucks, buses, SUVs, motorcycles, and the like. But what’s the connection between your food supply and climate change? That’s the question Crop to Cuisine Radio aims to […]Read More..
Chelsea Green author Paul Armentano tackles Obama’s cynical rebuff of the question of legalized pot in this article for the Huffington Post: Speaking live at an online Town Hall Meeting Thursday morning, President Barack Obama pledged “to open up the White House to the American people.” Well, to some of the American people, that is. […]Read More..