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July 2012

Acres U.S.A Reviews Sowing Seeds in the Desert

“Whether the masters of American agriculture will perceive the road to hell broiling in front of them and embark on a transformation remains to be seen. It is possible, even probable, that radical economies of water use will keep intensive irrigation agriculture going for a number of years in California’s Central Valley and on the […]

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Pre-Release Special: Power from the People

More and more Americans acutely sense that the old way of doing things — investing our savings in Wall Street companies who care little about our families and communities; depending on polluting, costly, and non-renewable sources of energy; eating food grown far away that makes us sick — is no longer working. People want to […]

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The Green Deserts of Western Civilization – An Excerpt from Sowing Seeds in the Desert

The following commentary is adapted from the posthumously published Sowing Seeds in the Desert by Masanobu Fukuoka (Chelsea Green, 2012). Fukuoka was the author of the international bestseller One-Straw Revolution. He died in 2008. Given the recent news about the extended drought facing much of the United States, we thought our readers might want to […]

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Sandor Katz: The Acres U.S.A. Interview

The latest book from fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz — The Art of Fermentation — has been a huge hit with fermentos and foodies alike, which is evidenced by it reaching The New York Times bestseller list for two weeks in a row. The two interviews on NPR’s “Fresh Air” program have certainly helped fuel interest […]

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Occupy World Street: The Music Video

This may be a first for Chelsea Green: An author who’s created a music video to promote his book. The author is Ross Jackson, of Denmark, and the book is Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform. The book shows how the uprisings around the world stem from a similar […]

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July Belongs To Berries

Tiny, colorful explosions of summer flavor, berries have captivated the imaginations of hungry mammals like us for millennia. Nowadays it’s easy to grab a pint of strawberries from the produce section any time of year, but why not try growing your own? Even shady corners of your yard can support some types of berries, you’ll […]

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Eight Ways the World Will Change by 2052

Originally published by Fast Company. Editor’s Note Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop–either through catastrophic “overshoot […]

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Summer Cooling Advice from the Author of The Passive Solar House

Not only are Chelsea Green authors experts in their fields, from organic farming to green building, they’re incredibly nice folks! Just last week we got an email from James Kachadorian including this article full of tips to help fight the extreme heat a lot of the nation is feeling. So here they are, some passive […]

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Ralph’s Right: Get Up, Stand Up

Ralph Nader (yes, that Ralph Nader), the longtime consumer activist, Green Party candidate for President, abolitionist of the two-party system, and consummate curmudgeon recently recommended one of Chelsea Green’s books as one of 11 summer readings “to activate the citizen’s mind.” We like to think many of our books – on topics ranging from fermentation […]

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Madeleine Kunin on C-SPAN Book TV

Last week on C-SPAN’s Book TV, Madeleine Kunin, former governor of Vermont, presented her thoughts on the current state of gender politics in America with a focus on professional careers and employment. Kunin contends that women have gained little support in their professional lives, despite the fact that they comprise 60% of college undergraduates and 50% […]

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