September is National Mushroom Month, and what better way to celebrate than with Greg Marley’s brand new book, Chanterelle Dreams and Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms.Chelsea Green Publishing: This book is a great read (with some fascinating stories) that also happens to exhort Americans to develop a different relationship with fungi. […]Read More..
The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell is getting a lot of attention these days, thanks to its bold author Jamie Court, who’s been making the rounds on radio and television shows, debating the Tea Party and spreading the book’s timely message. Check out three new interviews with Jamie, below.Portland, Oregon’s KPOJ progressive talk radio interviewed […]Read More..
Just in time for harvest season, and the perfect book to read as you’re planning next year’s garden, we’re proud to announce the release of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times by Oregon-based plant breeder Carol Deppe.Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many […]Read More..
Naomi Wolf, author of the bestselling book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, took part in a panel on the Fox Business “Money Rocks” show last week.Also featured was Velma Hart, the ordinary-citizen-cum-“American hero” who boldly confronted President Obama in a town hall forum in Washington, DC this past Monday.Stating […]Read More..
Whenever I’m feeling depressed about the current state of the world (and let’s face it, these days this is quite often), I am instantly cheered and encouraged by reading about the Transition Towns movement. If you’re not yet aware of Rob Hopkins’ brilliant, empowering work in Totnes, England, and its resultant movement now spreading all […]Read More..
Gene Logsdon’s Holy Shit garnered the following review in the September 2010 issue of BioCycle World – a publication dedicated to advanced composting, recycling, and renewable energy. Logsdon Shouts “Manure” From The Mountaintops Contrary Farmer Gene Logsdon’s most-recent title Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind (Chelsea Green, 2010) may sound a bit irreverent at […]Read More..
I had just finished writing a story about the “soldier of the future,” and I was on the bus to Heathrow Airport when I heard the news on the radio. The reporter explained that, according to Swedish experts, a high level of radioactivity that could have arisen from a nuclear-power station accident had been detected […]Read More..
Su Casa Magazine included this complimentary review of Adobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building Techniques, in a fall round-up of newly released building books. Although Su Casa is based in the Southwest, don’t forget that (as authors Lisa Schroder and Vince Ogletree explain) adobe can be used in any region […]Read More..
For seven years Philip Ackerman-Leist and his wife, Erin, lived without electricity or running water in an old cabin in the beautiful but remote hills of western New England. As they slowly forged their farm and homestead, Philip and Erin embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. In his […]Read More..
Jamie Court was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition yesterday for a story on recent changes within the health insurance industry. Click here to listen to the program.Jamie also took part in an interview on Monday to promote The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell on Uprising Radio/KPFK out of Los Angeles. Listen to part one […]Read More..