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November 2011

100 Best Permaculture & Homesteading Books: The Ultimate Reading List for Sustainable Living

Reposted from Permaculture Media! This fabulous blogger has compiled an exhaustive list of books on various permaculture and homesteading topics. And of course, you’ll find tons of Chelsea Green titles amongst them. Even better, she’s included links to ebook previews for many — and a few have full-length ebooks available online. Take a look at […]

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Now Available: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm!

This is one of the most exciting books we’ve published in recent years, in my humble gardener’s opinion. If you’re a small farmer or avid homesteader, or even just curious about “eating your medicine” you need to check this one out! Chinese medicinal herbs have been used for millenia to cure illness — and more […]

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Lynn Margulis, 1938-2011

Chelsea Green is extremely saddened to announce the death of renowned evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis who died at her home on November 22 at the age of 73. Lynn and her son, Dorion Sagan, created Chelsea Green’s Sciencewriters Books imprint, which Chelsea Green launched in the fall of 2006 to develop outstanding works of science for […]

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Join us at the 2011 Acres, USA Conference!

Coming up at the beginning of December is the annual Acres, USA conference, and Harvey Ussery, author of the groundbreaking new book The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers, will be speaking! Join us December 6-10 in Columbus, Ohio. From the Acres website: The […]

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Legalize Local Investment!

Author Michael Shuman thinks Wall Street isn’t just greedy — he things it’s a bad investment too. He’s an advocate for keeping your investment dollars close to home, in small local businesses. Nothing controversial there, but did you know that certain types of investment structures for small businesses are illegal? To find out more, read […]

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A Thanksgiving Feast: Recipes for an Unusual and Sustainable Dinner!

If there’s one thing we’re thankful for, it’s you, our dedicated readers. You’re curious about the world, and how to make it a better place. You’re dedicated to the planet you call home, and to finding new and fun ways to keep it (and yourself) healthy and happy. One of the best ways to do […]

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Maple-Vanilla Panna Cruda – A Recipe from Full Moon Feast

This is an excerpt from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection, by Jessica Prentice. The first peoples to harvest maple sap were the indigenous peoples of the northern woodlands, where the sugar maple, Acer saccharum, is both native and prodigious. For many cultures—the Anishnabeg (or Ojibway or Chippewa), Abenaki, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquody, Penobscot, […]

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A Conversation with Slow Food’s Josh Viertel

From The Faster Times: When Josh Viertel took the helm at Slow Food USA in 2008, the organization had a reputation—at least in this country—as a club for foodies. Under Viertel’s leadership, though, the organization has dispelled this image with an increasing focus on food justice issues such as improving the abysmal quality of cafeteria […]

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Donella Meadows and Cobb Hill Cohousing

From the Burlington Free Press: About a decade after first breaking ground, Cobb Hill Cohousing in southern Vermont is taking stock of its progress toward building a sustainable community. Residents of the 22 green-built households are motivated by the words of the development’s founder, the late pioneering environmental scientist Donella Meadows: “We need people willing […]

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Joan’s Roasted What’s-In-The-Garden

Food writer Alexandra Zissu shared this fun “non-recipe” recently. Since we’re approaching the food-oriented winter holidays, and you’re likely to have some root vegetables in the yet-unfrozen ground, we thought we’d share it afresh. Joan Gussow is the author of This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader and last year’s Growing Older: A Chronicle […]

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