Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose recent US wars and Wall Street bailouts, yet most remain passive and appear resigned to powerlessness. In his new book, Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite, psychologist Bruce E. Levine offers an original and convincing explanation for this passivity.Many […]Read More..
“Almost everyone who has ever grown a vegetable has grown brassicas”, writes Eric Toensmeier in his latest book, Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles.“This outstanding group of plants contains many of our most beloved vegetables, such easy-care, cold-tolerant plants as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and […]Read More..
Christchurch, New Zealand, home to author Tomm Stanley, has been badly damaged by the February 22nd earthquake. Tomm’s stone house has withstood the quake without structural damage but tens of thousands of homes in Christchurch are now condemned, and recovery crews are working 24 hours a day to bring order back to the city.In an […]Read More..
The following is excerpted from the forthcoming book Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, and Gary Paul Nabhan. It appeared originally online at Edible Phoenix. Chasing Chiles will be available in early March. When we crossed the US–Mexico border into the estado de Sonora, we could feel […]Read More..
The following interview between Vermont writer Howard Frank Mosher and acclaimed essayist Edward Hoagland, whose new book is Sex and the River Styx, appeared originally on Amazon.com. Howard Frank Mosher is the author of Walking to Gatlinburg and many other novels, three of which, Disappearances, A Stranger in the Kingdom, and Where the Rivers Run North, […]Read More..
The following post written by Lisa Quast of Career Woman Inc. appeared originally at Forbes.com.While riding the school bus in high school, Maggie Kozel had an epiphany. She decided she wanted to become a doctor and save lives. She envisioned herself wearing a white lab coat, handily diagnosing illnesses, ordering tests, and writing prescriptions. She […]Read More..
There are all kinds of wonderful things happening in the world of farming and food, but this latest decision by Secretary of Agriculture Vilsak approving Monsanto’s GMO Alfalfa, a move that fundamentally undermines all of the organic feed crop, is not one of them.The night this decision was made I sat at the 92nd Street […]Read More..
by Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain TimesWhy is it that when you are the person who prepares the Thanksgiving feast, it doesn’t taste nearly as good as when someone else prepares exactly the same thing? Whenever I spend all day preparing food, I am just not very […]Read More..
As we honor our nation’s presidents with a holiday today, Jamie Court argues that we are in desperate need of a people-powered movement – not the business-as-usual rhetoric of huge corporations and our elected leaders – to bring about true change. Jamie is the author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell, available now. This […]Read More..
Chelsea Green is a proud sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute’s 20th Anniversary Conference which will take place March 3-4 in Denver, Colorado. Celebrated environmental activist and writer Rick Bass will be a keynote speaker (check out his glowing praise for Diane Wilson’s forthcoming Diary of An Eco-Outlaw, by the way), and lucky […]Read More..