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December 2013

Chelsea Green’s Award-Winning Books of 2013

The James Beard Foundation. The Society of Environmental Journalists. The American Horticulture Society. The Garden Writers Association. Nautilus. The New York Book Show. ForeWord Reviews. These are just a few of the many prestigious outlets and organizations that honored Chelsea Green authors this past year with top writing and publishing awards. These awards recognize the […]

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Zero Waste: A concrete step towards sustainability

By Dr. Paul Connett I can’t remember exactly when I concluded that we were living on this planet “as if we had another one to go.” We would need at least four planets if the whole world’s population consumed like the average American and two if everyone consumed like the average European. Meanwhile India and China […]

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From Horse Power to Pee Power: Best Blog Posts of 2013

It’s hard to pick favorites. But, we took some time to reflect on some of the blog posts that you loved the most from this year. To start on a good note, we had two books featured in The New York Times. The New Horse-Powered Farm  and Paradise Lot both graced the pages of the […]

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How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms Indoors

Is frost setting in? Dipping temperatures terminating your backyard projects? The growing season for temperate climate gardeners is pretty much over by this time of year. But we know locavores are hungry all-year-round, and that’s why we love to publish books to help you take control over your food supply even in the dead of […]

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Calling All Young Farmers: This Land is Your Land

If you’ve seen Food, Inc., read Michael Pollan, or heard of Polyface Farm, chances are you’re familiar with Joel Salatin—the charismatic leader of the local food movement and arguably America’s most influential farmer. Salatin’s latest book, Fields of Farmers, is a response to the aging farmer phenomenon (the average farmer is now 60 years old) […]

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Buying Meat for the Holidays? Here Are Key Questions to Ask Your Farmer or Butcher

As the holiday season approaches, you may be wondering what delicious meats you’ll cook up for roundtable family feasts. But before you buy a cut of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or anything else, there are some things you should research first. In his forthcoming book The Gourmet Butcher’s Guide to Meat, master butcher Cole Ward […]

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