…We love National Flower Week, don’t you? Flowers serve many practical purposes for the plants that grow them. They attract bees, butterflies, and birds. They protect pollen and nectar from freeloading ants (who are too small to pollinate most flowers). But it is not for flowers’ pragmatic characteristics that they are so loved by one […]Read More..
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“There is no despair in a seed.” So says renowned nature writer and activist Janisse Ray in her latest book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. The Seed Underground follows Janisse across the United States as she visits people dedicated to preserving heirloom food varieties simply by growing them, enjoying them, saving […]Read More..
September is Preparedness Month! We never want bad things to happen, but they’re inevitable. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, floods or man-made disasters like fires, or power outages and fuel-price spikes can easily disrupt our way of life. We want you to be ready no matter what, so in honor of Preparedness Month we’ve […]Read More..
Few reporters have covered Afghanistan as intrepidly and humanely as Edward Girardet. In his latest book, Killing the Cranes, Girardet delivers a story of that nation’s resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries, spies, aid workers, Islamic extremists, and others who have defined Afghanistan’s last thirty years of war, chaos, and strife. Released last year in hardcover, […]Read More..
It’s that time of year when our Fall books begin to hit the bookstores. Their first stop, however, is a visit with key book reviewers whom we hope (fingers crossed) will enjoy them enough to recommend them to their readers (which include bookstore owners, librarians, and other bibliophiles). A fair number of our recent releases […]Read More..
The good folks over at Mother Earth News and Grit magazines have declared September International Homesteading Education Month. Here at Chelsea Green, we know that back-to-the-land folks do it all year round, come snow, sleet, rain, hail, or presidential elections: Nothing shall stop thee from collecting thy eggs, hoeing thy rows, or harvesting thine apples. […]Read More..