We are clearly deep in the throes of a national conversation that posits whether or not marijuana is safer than alcohol, and whether or not the former should be legalized. But this time, fashion magazine Marie Claire wonders: what is the changing face of a pot smoker? Turns out…it’s women. Not that women haven’t been […]Read More..
The word “permaculture,” a portmanteau (yes, I just learned this word) of “permanent” and “agriculture,” basically means gardening in cooperation with nature; looking at how natural systems work and creating your own self-sustaining closed-loop system.In this interview with Writer’s Voice, permaculture guru Toby Hemenway revisits his classic book Gaia’s Garden, now in a revised second […]Read More..
First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, who was forced by the Army into a three-year legal battle for refusing deployment to Iraq, this week won his fight.Recognizing that the Iraq War was an illegal war no matter what the rah-rah traditional media said, Watada followed his conscience. He’s now been vindicated by the court, if not by […]Read More..
There’s no doubt that Michael Moore’s last film, an excellent documentary called Sicko, had a lot to do with health care reform moving to the forefront of the political debate this past year or so. We may even get a few steps closer to actual reform soon, provided the Democrats in Congress remember they work […]Read More..
Have you ever tasted a gooseberry? These unique, tangy fruits are related to currants, but have a flavor all their own. Let Joan Dye Gussow–radical homemaker, confessional homesteader–take you on a hopeful and arresting journey into the suburban frontier… The following is an excerpt from This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by Joan […]Read More..
There are plenty of books out there on organic farming. (It’s true—just check out our bookstore!) But there aren’t a lot of books on the actual nuts-and-bolts business of organic farming. Author Richard Wiswall is changing that. This Thursday, October 1, you can get your hands on what’s sure to become the new bible of […]Read More..
It’s just come to our attention that the Apple Store decided to reject an iPhone application called “iSinglePayer” because they deemed it too “politically charged.” Recently, your humble Chelsea Green Publishing was caught in the iPhone App approval process rigamarole when we tried to launch the Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform app simultaneously […]Read More..
Stefanie Zaitz left New York City for her family farm in Pennsylvania to try to continue her family’s two-century-old agricultural tradition. She decided to turn the farm into a certified-organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The CSA concept connects farmer to consumer by providing the farmer with money at the start of the growing season, when […]Read More..
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana. Since then, 12 more states have followed their lead. And society hasn’t collapsed.Today, it’s clear that the War on Drugs is a massive failure and the tide of public opinion is turning. Now, California could be poised to become the first state to legalize, […]Read More..
What happened to the Republican party? In the 1970s, Richard Nixon wanted to pass some form of universal health care. Republicans voted to help pass an expansion of Medicare that essentially created a public option for certain life-endangering conditions. Today, the Republican party wants to kill any and all health care reform just to score […]Read More..