In a recent ceremony at the White House, president Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to novelist, poet, essayist, and Chelsea Green author Julia Alvarez. Currently a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Alvarez is a highly successful author in multiple different genres, including poetry (Homecoming, The Other Side/El Otro Lado), novels (How the Garcia […]Read More..
Ten years after writing the definitive and bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame the key political issues being debated today: climate change, inequality, immigration, education, personhood, abortion, marriage, healthcare, and more. The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame […]Read More..
The supply of fresh summer fruit is about to be in abundance and before you know it, apples and pumpkins will abound. If you’re lucky and berries or stone fruits are providing a bountiful array of flavor, try this easy method of preserving them: whole fruit jam. This recipe relies on the natural sugars in […]Read More..
Are you part of Chelsea Green’s growing online community? We love sharing inspirational projects that will benefit your home, community and the planet. You can find recipes, DIY projects, food and gardening tips and be the first to learn about exclusive offers, giveaways, new releases and more! And now, you can follow us on Pinterest. We’ll share everything from backyard projects to homesteading basics, as well as staff favorites and so […]Read More..
Here in our home state of Vermont, summer is in full swing – verdant hills of green, blue lakes and ponds, and the sound of folks out and about in the great outdoors hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, and … fermenting? OK, maybe fermenting is best for folks looking for some indoor activities in between […]Read More..
In recent weeks, several Chelsea Green authors have earned high praise from a variety of prestigious publications and organizations for their books and writing—from books about homesteading and gardening in an era of climate change to books about creating more sustainable communities and business models. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.Award WinnersBen Falkreceived a […]Read More..
Throughout May, in honor of Permaculture Month, our authors were on call to answer permaculture related questions submitted by our readers. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here’s a recap of all of our author responses. We hope this information and advice inspires you to get your hands dirty and use the principles of permaculture design […]Read More..
Fair season is here — Mother Earth News Fair season that is! If you’re a homesteader, small-farmer, or gardener, you need to check out the Mother Earth News Fair near you. If you live within a quick drive to Seattle, you’re in luck. Because the next Mother Earth News Fair is in Puyallup, WA on May […]Read More..
By Elizabeth Henderson, longtime sustainable agtivist, Chelsea Green author (Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen’s Guide to Community Supported Agriculture), Farmer at Peacework Organic Farm and co-Founder of the Agriculture Justice Project. I come to my understanding of Food Justice from the perspective of my life as an organic farmer since 1980. Access for inner city and low-income […]Read More..
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 […]Read More..