Want to know how to create a climate-resilient foodshed? Interested in all things fermented? How about exploring the links between farmers and consumers? Join Chelsea Green authors Sandor Katz, author of the New York Times Bestseller and Beard Foundation Book Award winner The Art of Fermentation and Gary Paul Nabhan, author of the recently-released Growing […]Read More..
If you’re keeping your laying hens in a stationary coop, you’re missing out on their incredible soil building talents. Un-coop that chicken poop by putting your flock in a mobile shelter! Not only will a mobile shelter — or chicken tractor — allow you to effortlessly spread valuable manure, the hens themselves will till it […]Read More..
It’s not uncommon for desk-chained daydreamers to spend hours thinking of quitting their jobs and pursuing their real dreams—whether those dreams involve starting a small family farm, opening a bakery, or something else entirely. But to do this you need—among other things—money. Lack of access to start-up capital deters many would-be entrepreneurs from doing the […]Read More..
Want to know how to create a climate-resilient foodshed? Interested in all things fermented? How about exploring the links between farmers and consumers? Join Chelsea Green authors Sandor Katz, author of the New York Times Bestseller and Beard Foundation Book Award winner The Art of Fermentation and Gary Paul Nabhan, author of the recently-released Growing Food in a Hotter, […]Read More..
Hammer? Check. Nails? Check. Straw bale? Cob? Natural paints? Passive solar? Deep Energy Retrofit? Increasingly, homeowners are integrating homes into the natural landscape, building with natural materials or boosting the energy efficiency of an older house as a way to tread lightly on the environment and live more comfortably. Books for Green Builders: On Sale […]Read More..
Here’s the scenario: You decide to start selling the goods from your farm so that your community can enjoy fresh, unprocessed food from a local source. Somehow, the government finds out. How do they respond? Do they… A) Applaud you for your entrepreneurial spirit? B) Ask you to help them spread the word about other […]Read More..
In his new book, Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land, author Gary Paul Nabhan draws on the knowledge and expertise of traditional and visionary desert farmers, compiling stories of resilience and adaptation that urge readers to plan for uncertainty, acquire knowledge, and take action. The following exchange between Nabhan and Chelsea Green Senior Editor […]Read More..
High energy bills got you down? Worried about the future of planet Earth? Fear not! Green building expert Jeff Wilson is here to help you save money and the environment this Father’s Day, and beyond. “Weatherization on steroids” is how Wilson describes the deep energy retrofits (DERs) outlined in his book, The Greened House Effect. […]Read More..
Resilience, Regeneration, and Rights — these are the three “Rs” covered by several recent releases. Whether you want to read an in-depth guide to personal preparedness and homestead resiliency; how to grow food in hotter, drier climates; save money (and the environment) with a green home makeover; or learn more about the emerging battle over […]Read More..
Want to grow rice in your backyard? How about warming up in your very own compost-heated hot tub? Imagine if where you lived was not simply a passive landscape, but a living, growing habitat. That’s the reality for Ben Falk and his team at Whole Systems Research Farm in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. Falk is […]Read More..