No other couple has had as deep an impact on the back-to-the-land movment of the 60s and 70s—and on Vermont—as Helen and Scott Nearing. The Vermont Folklife Center honors them this month with the exhibit “Almost Utopia: In Search of the Good Life in Mid-Century America,” which continues until September 5th at the Vermont Folklife […]Read More..
I must admit it gives me a little goose when I hear Garrison Keillor, on The Writer’s Almanac, say the words “published by Chelsea Green Publishing Company” at the tail end of his program. (“Hey! I work there!”) It’s almost like hearing your own name on the radio. But of course, the honor belongs to […]Read More..
It’s funny that our local paper, the Valley News, picked up on Deirdre and Caleb’s grace when doing this story on them recently. It’s exactly their grace and seemingly-effortless-yet-monstrously-accomplished lives that caught our eye when they first approached us to publish their books, In Late Winter We Ate Pears by Deirdre and Caleb and Libation, […]Read More..
As the planet continues to warm, we’ll need hardier crops that will actually survive a hotter, drier environment in order to continue feeding the world’s growing population—and the tiny selection of produce the average supermarket stocks just isn’t going to cut it. Several non-profit organizations are freezing seed varieties so that we don’t lose them […]Read More..
Want to get involved in the great healthcare debate? We’ve got an idea. We at Chelsea Green have famously had great success with contests in the past, and now we want to help you taste the sweet nectar of audience participation. Here’s our idea. You host a contest for your audience on your blog. It […]Read More..
This week was a doozy on the farm. It was the first of the chicken killing. And we let the Brooklyn foodie do the work. Full story here: From The Huffington Post: Last night, we had fourteen people over for dinner. And they wanted chicken. Good thing we had some…but they were running around. And […]Read More..
Elise McDonough, author of the new Chelsea Green Guide Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less, takes a leisurely stroll through the Union Square farmers market in New York and shows us how to make sustainable, healthy, and delicious food choices by picking produce that’s seasonal and local.Elise then whisks us away to […]Read More..
Beyond 50 Radio interviewed author Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, on Sunday to try to get the word out to people about the kinds of things you need to have in your medicine chest in case disaster ever strikes.Matthew proposes a medicine chest […]Read More..
Picture it: the island of Manhattan as seen from space. Rather than one rectangular island of green—Central Park—floating in an unfriendly ocean of grays and blacks, imagine that ocean dotted with thousands of smaller islands. That’s right—I’m talking about rooftop gardens. Think of the benefits. The cooling effect of a green roof means a drop […]Read More..
If you’ve been following ChelseaGreen.com for some time, you might remember the Green Guide contest we ran about a year back. It went a little something like this: “submit your proposal for a new addition to our popular pocket-size Chelsea Green Guides series, and our Editors will pick their two favorites to be published at […]Read More..