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Gene Logsdon: Farmer, Philosopher, Curmudgeon

Unlike most octogenarians, author Gene Logsdon is picking up steam as he rolls into his ninth decade. He has developed a prolific body of work as a writer, novelist, and journalist on topics ranging from a philosophical look at woodlands (A Sanctuary of Trees) to the higher calling of manure (Holy Shit). Who else could accomplish […]

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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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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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Got Pie?

Thanksgiving is just days away and your pie-loving friends here at Chelsea Green thought we’d share with you one of our favorite fruit pie recipes. The following apple pie recipe was adapted from Michael Phillips’ book The Apple Grower by the foodies over at The Washington Post and is named for Michael’s farm in northern […]

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Do you ‘Like’ us?

There’s been a lot of media attention recently to “the sharing economy” — a tech-enabled way for people to share rides, rent out rooms or houses, and much more. For nearly 30 years, Chelsea Green Publishing has practiced an age-old form of the sharing economy — sharing recipes, DIY tips for your home, garden, farm, kitchen, […]

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The Book that Fermented a Cultural Revival

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first printing of Sandor Ellix Katz’s Wild Fermentation, a book that helped launch a fermentation revival in this country. Since its publication, Katz has traveled the globe teaching hands-on workshops and learning from others about the many foods and beverages made by the process of fermentation. His […]

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Chelsea Green Across the Globe

Here at Chelsea Green we love seeing how publishers from other parts of the world adapt our book covers for readers in their respective countries. There are more than 150 foreign editions of Chelsea Green books in eighteen different languages, and each book has its own unique look and appeal. Each year we see more […]

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Renewable Energy for Resilient Communities

How can we successfully bring our neighbors together and relocalize our food, energy, and financial systems? To glean some of the best ideas percolating throughout the United States, and the world, sign up for the Community Resilience Chats—a webinar series that delves into details essential for communities that are ready to take the necessary steps […]

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One Million Strong for Marijuana Is Safer

Quick: What do one million Facebook fans and the U.S. Department of Justice have in common? Apparently, they agree that it’s a waste of time to crack down on individual marijuana smokers. So, will the feds move toward legalization next? If they follow the leads of voters in states like Colorado and Washington, then perhaps […]

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Recipe: The Honey Wine of Legend

Mead, or fermented honey, may be the oldest alcoholic beverage out there. The collection of honey predates agricultural practices and appears across most cultures in some form. Take it from your ancestors – this sweet libation, often used in ceremony or celebration, is a gift from the gods. The following recipe is from Full Moon […]

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