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New Inspiring Books from our Publishing Partners

From learning how to address personal, social, and environmental concerns in simple practical steps in our daily lives to building a low-impact roundhouse, we’re bringing a handful of new books to US readers for the first time. At Chelsea Green Publishing, we partner with like-minded publishers and writers around the world to bring their books […]

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Chelsea Green Author Receives National Medal of Arts Award

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 […]

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The Elephant! Returns: “The Father of Framing” Offers Bold New Strategies

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 […]

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DIY: Make Whole Fruit Jam

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 […]

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Do you like us? Join our Online Community

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 […]

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Fermentation Fun with Sandor Katz

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 […]

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Chelsea Green Authors Honored with National Awards

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 […]

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Permaculture Q&A: Month in Review

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 […]

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Mother Earth News Fair – May 31 & June 1

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 […]

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Food Justice: What it Means and Why We Need it

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 […]

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