Just a brief Halloween post for all you goblins and ghouls out there. There’s a new trend hitting the streets, and its aim is to educate! No longer must your bedsheet-covered toddler stand idly by and accept the tasty but unethical sweets foisted upon him or her on Halloween night by well-meaning but ignorant adults. […]Read More..
We’re busily promoting and selling our new book The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery, so I wanted to do a little research on the prevalence of the household flock. Imagine my surprise when I found this Slate article from two years ago, debunking the “bogus trend” of burgeoning backyard chicken ownership. “In all of […]Read More..
For Kindle users, here’s a great chance to read three recent Chelsea Green titles at a great price! From now until December 3, three of our books are part of Amazon Kindle’s Big Deal sale. Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan Few reporters have covered Afghanistan as intrepidly […]Read More..
This article was shared by The Media Consortium, about fellow member organization, Democracy Now!. It was first published by the New York Times, where you can read the original. Hours after Amy Goodman, the host of the grass-roots newscast “Democracy Now!,” was arrested in Minnesota in 2008 while trying to cover protesters at the Republican […]Read More..
In 2008, the best-selling Transition Handbook suggested a model for a community-led response to peak oil and climate change. Since then, the Transition idea has gone viral across the globe, from Italian villages and Brazilian favelas to universities and London neighborhoods. In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate change, the economy, and […]Read More..
This article by Beth Buczynski, about two topics near and dear to our hearts, was reposted from Insteading, where you can read the original. The Occupy Wall Street movement turned one month old yesterday. Despite the exponential growth of this international protest, there are some who still say that the action is doomed because it […]Read More..
Joel Salatin, author, advocate, proprietor of Polyface Farm, and sometimes dubbed “the high priest of the pasture,” has just come out with a new book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal, published by the Hachette Group. Dan Barber, the chef at Blue Hill has praised the book, saying: “Joel Salatin might seem like a vision of our […]Read More..
Kelly Vaughn October 18, 2011 To reinvent fire, we need to master six critical challenges. 1. Build efficient buildings and retrofit existing ones on a tremendous scale Just one energy efficient building makes a difference. Multiply that by 120 million buildings, and, there will be a revolution. Ultimately, there’s a $1.4 trillion opportunity on the […]Read More..
Nature doesn’t till. Nature doesn’t need chemical pesticides. And monoculture? Nature ain’t even trying to hear that noise. So why do we break our backs fighting uphill battles when we can just look at the way natural systems work and, basically, rip them off? Take a look at the selection of books below that will tell you about […]Read More..
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest cookbook, Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm, by Didi Emmons! One of our first reviews just came in, from the New York Journal of Books, and the author is as excited as we are. Here’s an excerpt from that review, by […]Read More..