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November 2015

Join the 2014 Local Food Enterprise Summit

As a part of Permaculture Month, Chelsea Green is proud to sponsor the 2014 Local Food Enterprise Summit, to be held May 31-June 4 in Miami, Florida, featuring two of our noteworthy authors: Eric Toensmeier and Judy Wicks! Save $80 off registration. Register here and use discount code CHELSEA. During this five-day intensive convergence hosted […]

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Can We Afford to Keep Plundering the Planet?

Mineral treasures that took millions, even billions of years to form are now being squandered in just centuries—even decades. A central question that has been vigorously debated for the last two centuries is simple: Are we going to run out? Ugo Bardi, author of Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet […]

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Think Like a Creek: Using Water to Repair Rivers, Rebuild Floodplains

Let the Water Do the Work is the book that introduced people to the important concept of “thinking like a creek,” or learning how to harness the regenerative power of floods to reshape banks and rebuild floodplains along gullied stream channels. The Chelsea Green edition of this important book aims to bring its innovative contributions […]

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Permaculture 101: Ask the Experts

This May, in honor of Permaculture Month, we’re putting our pioneering permaculture authors at your disposal for a month-long Q&A session designed to help you become a better permaculturalist. What is permaculture? In essence, permaculture is a system of designing households and communities that are productive, sustaining, and largely self-reliant, and have minimal impact on […]

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How Would You Change the World with 20,000 Twitter Followers?

To celebrate Earth Day, Chelsea Green Publishing is doing something a little different, something that, perhaps, has never even been done before. We are giving away Twitter followers—20,600 to be exact. Over the years, through our @GreenTweet handle, we have developed a community of people interested in sustainability by sharing green tips, techniques, and inspiration. […]

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RECIPE: From the Homemade Hooch Files: Dandelion Wine

The following recipe is an excerpt from Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz. “Wine made from flowers preserves the exquisite flavors and benevolent properties of the blossoms from which it is made. It also preserves the memories of fine, clear, sunshiny days—alone or with Someone Else—in woods, meadows, and hills, picking millions of tiny flowers for […]

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Hemp is on the Horizon! Get Ready for America’s Next Agricultural Revolution

You can eat it, drink it, read it, tie it, wear it, drive it, live in it, and make money growing it, all while saving the soil and protecting the climate. What is it? Hemp. That’s right, hemp. Hemp is on the Horizon! Just this year hemp was approved to be cultivated for university research […]

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Growing Your Own Herbs in 6 Easy Steps

Author Didi Emmons understands it’s intimidating to work with unfamiliar herbs. In her book, Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking From Eva’s Farm, she takes the simple approach that herbs, like any other plant, need good soil, water, sun, and air to thrive. Just vary the amounts of these four life-giving resources for each […]

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How to Start a Traditional Compost Pile in Your Yard

As a society, we make a lot of waste, especially in this culture of on-the-go single-serve disposables. As we work toward the Zero Waste Solution with Extended Producer Responsibility and other government mandated universal recycling of solid waste in the works, there is plenty you can do to reduce the amount of waste you send […]

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Dealing with Bear Encounters

As conflicts between humans and black bears continue, it seems the message “Don’t feed the bears” bears repeating. Just this month, a man in Montgomery, VT was charged by the Fish & Wildlife Department for allegedly feeding bears. It was the first time that a person has been charged under a new law in Vermont that […]

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