You hear it all the time in this free-market worshiping country: vote with your dollars. It’s a paltry excuse for representation, politically speaking, I mean, I’m assuming you’re just a regular person like me, with a rather small amount of “votes” to spend. It’s not exactly in fitting with that old chestnut “one person, one […]Read More..
DENVER — Proponents of marijuana have argued for years that the drug is safer than alcohol, both to individuals and society. But a ballot proposal to legalize possession of marijuana in small amounts in Colorado, likely to be on the November ballot, is putting the two intoxicants back into the same sentence, urging voters to […]Read More..
This spring is shaping up to be one of our most exciting seasons yet, with new titles to fill important niches in your sustainable living library. Are you already an avid sauerkraut fermenter, but looking to raise your microbial game to the next level? Check out The Art of Fermentation from Sandor Ellix Katz! Are […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Katz. It has been adapted for the Web. The classic way to enjoy miso is in the form of miso soup. The comfort and healing that Jewish grandmothers have proverbially offered in the form of chicken soup, […]Read More..
One of our latest books isn’t by just an amazing activist-author, it’s by an amazing think-and-do-tank as well! Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era takes a hard look at current technology and explains, carefully and objectively, how it’s possible to leave fossil fuels behind in just 40 years — and why […]Read More..
Today marks the second anniversary of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. Yes, it’s true, our little devil-may-care campaign spending hellion is now entering his terrible twos. And it shows. If any one felt as if the United States was a plutocracy wearing democracy as a […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice. It has been adapted for the Web. Once again we shall See the snow melt Taste the flowing sap Touch the budding seeds. Smell the whitening flowers Know the renewal of life. —From an Anishnabeg (Ojibway) thanksgiving […]Read More..
We’ve been asked by some of our readers if Chelsea Green will go on strike today in solidarity with dozens of larger sites, and hundreds of smaller ones, protesting two proposed pieces of federal legislation that have the potential to greatly infringe upon the Internet and free speech. The answer is no, we’re not blacking […]Read More..
For a slew of reasons, we’ve come to believe in this culture that growing vegetables through the snowy winter months is impossible. The common arguments are that the weather is too cold, or that the days are too dark. Eliot Coleman, author of The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and […]Read More..
Many of our readers are small farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners — folks who have made books like The Four-Season Harvest and Wild Fermentation best-sellers for years! We thought you’d enjoy this post from the excellent and informative team-blog Civil Eats, on other books that have inspired the farmers they spoke to. By Cynthia Salaysay Scores […]Read More..