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Chelsea Green Blog


June 2010

An Excerpt from Food Not Lawns

The subtitle of this incredible book is, “how to turn your lawn into a garden and your neighborhood into a community,” and it’s an inspiring guide to both endeavors. If you live in an urban environment, and you find your “green” thoughts tending towards jealousy as you hear all the buzz about gardening, don’t despair! […]

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WATCH: Eric Toensmeier Shows You His Edible Forest Garden

From Eric Toensmeier, award-winning author of Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles and contributing author of Dave Jacke‘s Edible Forest Gardens Vol. 1 and 2: Here’s a little video tour of a nice patch from our edible forest garden. It is an edible forest garden […]

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WATCH: An Interview with Cheesemonger Gordon Edgar (Extended)

In this extended interview, cheesemonger Gordon Edgar recalls how punk rock led him into the cheese business and recommends a few of his favorite cheeses. About the book: Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the highly readable story of Gordon Edgar’s unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San […]

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Riki Ott on Countdown: BP Involved in Massive Cover-Up

Marine toxicologist and Exxon Valdez oil spill veteran Dr. Riki Ott alleges that BP has been engaging in activities to cover up the true extent of the damage from the Gulf Coast disaster. Watch now:     Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy About the book: Author Riki Ott, […]

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The Obama Presidency: Possibility or Peril?

Is Barack Obama’s presidency really in peril? Robert Kuttner thinks our president is squandering a historic opportunity for fundamental, FDR-scale reform. From The Nation: Kuttner identifies four main reasons for why BHO is thus far no FDR. “One is his own character as a conciliatory consensus builder,” he writes. “A second is that economics was […]

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Education of a Homesteader: The Rutland Herald Reviews Up Tunket Road

Up Tunket Road was recently reviewed in the Rutland Herald: It’s a tale that captures the unpredictable nature of life as a Vermont homesteader, but it is also part of a serious narrative about a family’s quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle and a reflection on what homesteading means in an age that is coming to […]

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WATCH: Riki Ott on The Riz Khan Show: With Government’s Help, BP Is Censoring the Media

Marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott, author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, appeared on the Al Jazeera English program The Riz Khan Show to discuss BP’s failed attempts to stop the oil leaking into the gulf, their censorship of the media, the federal government’s collusion, […]

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WATCH: Distraught Gulf Shrimper Arrested for Pouring Oil on Herself in Senate Energy Hearing

Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation Gulf Coast fisherma’am and author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, is getting national media attention for her dramatic protest at a Senate hearing featuring Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who supports opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, and […]

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Radical Homemaker: An Interview with Shannon Hayes

Christine Escobar, founder and editor of, reviews Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture and interviews author Shannon Hayes in this article for The Huffington Post. When you talk to people about Radical Homemaking, are they skeptical about the egalitarian nature of it? You write about an egalitarian dynamic between men and women […]

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Slow Money National Gathering This Week—Watch Slow Money Shorts

Slow Money is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century. This week (June 9–11), farmers, investors, authors, chefs, entrepreneurs, and people from all over the country interested in the slow food and slow money movements will gather at Shelburne Farms […]

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