The humble honeybee does so much for us. Bees pollinate plants we depend upon for food like apples, tomatoes, zucchini — lots of crops need the gentle nuzzle of a bee or butterfly to get from pretty flower to juicy fruit. And of course they make honey — a food we’ve turned to for thousands […]Read More..
On a small island off the coast of Denmark, Hanne Risgaard and her family grow organic grains — wheat, spelt, rye — stone-grind them, and bake beautiful breads, pies, cookies, and more. The farm is called Skaertoft Molle (translation: Cut-Road Mill), and the family has won awards for their healthful and delicious grains. Now you […]Read More..
What’s in a seed? If you’re paying attention as closely as author and activist Janisse Ray, you might say life itself — and not just the plant life that waits patiently inside — but all life on Earth depends upon how we treat these tiny, potent, irreplaceable seeds. Ray talked about her new book The […]Read More..
Ever since Eve took some snake’s bad relationship advice, the apple has been an important part of our lives. Apples come in many colors and subtle differences of flavor, each unique and bursting with vitamins. In temperate climates they’re easy to grow, and recipes abound for cooking with them in both sweet and savory dishes, […]Read More..
Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects by Greg Pahl is here! If you’ve ever looked up at the power lines feeding into your home and wondered if there could be a better way than giant plants miles from town supplying your electricity by burning dirty fossil fuels — […]Read More..
Aside from the sheer pleasure of telling your friends, straight-faced, that you maintain your garden using something called a “chicken tractor,” there are a slew of other benefits to working the land with a few of your animal friends. Getting rid of pests without chemicals, for one; letting them do the work of weeding and […]Read More..
In partnership with Mother Earth News, Chelsea Green is offering you the chance to win eight of our newest books on the politics and practice of sustainability! The most popular and longest running sustainable-lifestyle magazine, Mother Earth News provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green […]Read More..