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Calling all Preppers, Permies, and Perennial Homesteaders

Want to grow rice in your backyard? How about warming up in your very own compost-heated hot tub? Imagine if where you lived was not simply a passive landscape, but a living, growing habitat. That’s the reality for Ben Falk and his team at Whole Systems Research Farm in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. Falk is […]

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The Art of Fermentation is Now a New York Times Bestseller!

All you fermentation fanatics, it’s time to get out your crocks, lift a glass of kombucha and rejoice! Thanks, in part, to you and your devotion to this craft The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz is now a New York Times bestseller! Sandor’s weighty tome of all things fermented landed Friday at number […]

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Meet the New Owners of Chelsea Green Publishing: The Employees!

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT — Independent book publisher Chelsea Green announced today that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees. The move makes Chelsea Green unique among book publishers in an industry dominated by investor-driven, multinational corporations. Only a handful of independent […]

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The New York Times: Madeleine Kunin “is almost unimpeachably right”

The New York Times Sunday Book Review features — on its cover no less — a glowing review of Madeleine M. Kunin’s forthcoming title The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family. Judith Warner’s review of Kunin’s book is juxtaposed against the new book by Elisabeth Badinter, The Conflict: How […]

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Studen Loan Debt, Not Loan Rates, Is the Bigger Issue

As politicians stumble over themselves to agree on a legislative no-brainer — keeping student loan rates low — they are missing a bigger issue for many students and recent graduates: Student loan debt. In a compelling new opinion piece posted on CNN.com, DIY U author Anya Kamenetz (Chelsea Green, 2010) argues that politicians should be […]

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The Hell Child: Citizens United Enters the Terrible Twos

Today marks the second anniversary of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. Yes, it’s true, our little devil-may-care campaign spending hellion is now entering his terrible twos. And it shows. If any one felt as if the United States was a plutocracy wearing democracy as a […]

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A Strike for Internet Freedom

We’ve been asked by some of our readers if Chelsea Green will go on strike today in solidarity with dozens of larger sites, and hundreds of smaller ones, protesting two proposed pieces of federal legislation that have the potential to greatly infringe upon the Internet and free speech. The answer is no, we’re not blacking […]

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Chelsea Green Announces New Hires, New Plans for 2012

Coming off a strong financial finish for the year, Vermont-based independent book publisher Chelsea Green today announced a series of new hires and strategic reorganization for 2012. “We had a very strong finish to the year, with significant growth overall for both print and digital. We remain focused on the content, acquiring the very best […]

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Pluck ’em!

With all the doom and gloom about the future of the book industry, it can feel like book sellers and publishers are being led, like lambs — or chickens — to the slaughter. Which gave us an idea here at Chelsea Green: Pluck ’em! Why limit ourselves to publishing books about sustainability and regeneration and […]

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Before the WI Raw Milk Train Leaves the Station, Let’s Not Forget About Protecting Protesters Like Scott Trautman

By David E. Gumpert From his blog, The Complete Patient I think it’s a good thing that there’s so much back-and-forth about the specifics of the Wisconsin raw milk legislation currently under consideration in the state senate. The prospect of legalizing raw milk in the nation’s second-largest dairy state would probably not have gotten anywhere […]

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