A New Wave of Savvy Young Farmers Plows Ahead New farmers are filling a small-scale niche long abandoned by industrial agriculture. As Rebecca Thistlethwaite says in the first chapter of her new book Farms with a Future, mid-sized farms are the hardest to maintain. The USDA Census from 2007 says as much — farms earning […]Read More..
The year 2012 was one of major milestones at Chelsea Green: We took a significant step toward securing our long-term resiliency by becoming employee-owned, landed our fourth book (in less than 10 years) on The New York Times Bestseller List, and we set a new, all-time sales record. To celebrate, this week we’re featuring our 2012 best-sellers. […]Read More..
Reposted from Mother Earth News. “Every earth-conscious home cook who wishes to nourish his or her family with sustainable, local, grassfed and pastured meats should be able to, regardless of income,” argues Shannon Hayes, radical homesteader and author of Long Way on a Little. The core reference for any home cook, Long Way on a […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love by Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber. It has been adapted for the Web. Tortelli di Zucca Squash Ravioli Around the elegant northern city of Mantova these ravioli are called Tortelli alla Mantovana, “in the style of Mantova.” […]Read More..
Diane Wilson is a long time environmental activist, the author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, and An Unreasonable Woman, and an injured worker advocate in the Texas Gulf Coast. She is presently on a hunger strike to stop Valero from investing in the Canada tar sands. She forwarded us this letter last week… Workers! Demand […]Read More..
Several classic Chelsea Green books are now available as convenient sets at discounted prices. By combining books that are commonly purchased together, we make it easier and more affordable to add these valuable titles to your library, or give them as gifts. In addition to putting their expertise down on paper in our books, several […]Read More..
The holidays may be over, but our holiday sale has been extended through January 31, 2013! That means you can still save 35% on any purchase from chelseagreen.com by using the discount code CGFL12 when you checkout. This sale is a great time to stock your library. If you’ve had your eye on our runaway […]Read More..
Sepp Holzer was doing permaculture before he even knew what permaculture was. He started playing around in his mother’s garden as a little boy, learning how nature functioned and what helped plants thrive. When permaculture practitioners visited Holzer’s homestead, they were astonished to find the theories they learned from Bill Mollison and David Holmgren applied […]Read More..
When it comes to useful DIY projects, I’m sure most of you don’t think, “Gee, I think I’d like to make myself a hatchet today.” But with some scrap steel, a hacksaw, a file, a drill, a bonfire, a bucket of water and an oven, you can make this simple, hardy, “democratic” axe. Don’t believe […]Read More..
If you follow the farming blog Honest Meat, you already know who Rebecca Thistlethwaite is. Thistlethwaite and her husband have traveled the country visiting farms and documenting their travels on Honest Meat. They once were farmers themselves, but decided to stop for a while to do some on-the-ground research to answer the most important question […]Read More..