We got the good news this morning: The Resilient Gardener won About.com’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best New Gardening Book! From the announcement: The votes have been tallied and here they are… the winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards for Gardening. Congratulations to all the winners, as well as all the finalists. It was great […]Read More..
Scott Carlson wrote the following article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, looking at how colleges are putting students to work — literally. There’s a growing trend of institutions using student labor and integrating it into curriculum, helping students gain skills while helping the schools deal with costs. Amongst Carlson’s examples, he cites Philip Ackerman-Leist’s […]Read More..
By Robert Hutchinson and Ryan Matley | March 16, 2012 | Editor’s note: The following is adapted from the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Industry has long formed the foundation of America’s economy, from before the first Ford Model T factory to the military-industrial complex that grew […]Read More..
Reposted from a wonderful poultry and homesteading blog: http://avianaquamiser.com/posts/Eating_the_whole_chicken/ If you’re like me, you learned to cook using chicken breasts, or perhaps the whole carcass if you were feeling adventuresome. Once you start growing your own broilers, though, you’ll probably feel the urge to eke every bit of goodness out of that animal’s body, both […]Read More..
Gene Logsdon, a prolific writer and fascinating farmer, has just published his latest book, A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions. It’s available now in the Chelsea Green bookstore, check it out! A Sanctuary of Trees follows Gene’s life from place to place — and from forest to forest — as he […]Read More..
This just in from the special, bright-red, flashing email inbox that lets us know when Diane Wilson is soon to be gettin’ herself into all kinds of interesting trouble again. Hey, we can’t blame her! If “civilized” actions like voting or buying things could help change the game, save the planet, and alleviate the suffering […]Read More..
This is the fourth in a Rocky Mountain Institute series on the steps business leaders can take to seize the economic and competitive opportunities outlined in Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Other installments in the series from GreenBiz are listed here. America’s industrial sector generates more than 40 percent of […]Read More..
From Vermont Public Radio (Host) In collaboration once again with the Vermont Commission on Women, VPR celebrates Women’s History Month with a week-long examination of the long process of establishing legal rights for women in Vermont, Vermont Women In History. Author, educator and commentator Madeleine Kunin served as Vermont’s first woman governor – and […]Read More..
Is asparagus popping up in your neck of the woods? Today is the Spring Equinox, and to honor it we’d like to share this excerpt and simple recipe from In Late Winter We Ate Pears by Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber. Fifteen days after the fact, the radio weather forecaster tells us that March fifth […]Read More..
Each year, the American Horticultural Society recognizes outstanding gardening books published in North America with its annual Book Award. Nominated books are judged by the AHS Book Award Committee in qualities such as writing style, authority, accuracy, and physical quality. The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips was one […]Read More..