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March 2012

The Resilient Gardener Wins’s Reader’s Choice Award!

We got the good news this morning: The Resilient Gardener won’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 […]

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Tools For Living — Colleges Are Putting Students to Work

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 […]

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Can Radical Efficiency Revive U.S. Manufacturing?

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 […]

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Eating the Whole Chicken

Reposted from a wonderful poultry and homesteading blog: 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 […]

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Now Available: A Sanctuary of Trees!

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 […]

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Join Diane Wilson in Houston Oil Refinery Protest! Jail Time Optional.

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 […]

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Gathering Low Hanging Fruit is Not Enough to Green Industry

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 […]

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Vermont Women: Kunin On Public Life

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 […]

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The Physic of Spring: An Excerpt from In Late Winter We Ate Pears

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 […]

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The Holistic Orchard Wins American Horticultural Society Book Award!

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 […]

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