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Enter for a Chance to Win Eight Chelsea Green Books–A Partnership with Mother Earth News

We’ve teamed up with one of our favorite publications, Mother Earth News, to offer a fantastic prize to one lucky reader. Sign up today and you’ll get a chance to win these eight fabulous books from Chelsea Green!

Gathering by Diane Ott Whealy. This heartwarming story captures what is best in the American spirit: the ability to dream and, through hard work and perseverance, inspire others to contribute their efforts to a cause.

The Farmstead Creamery Advisor by Gianaclis Caldwell. The complete guide to building and running a small, farm-based cheese business.

Growing, Older by Joan Dye Gussow. Considered both a teacher and muse by countless people who vie for a food revolution, Joan Dye Gussow here offers a personal chronicle of death, life and vegetables.

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer by Joel Salatin. With visceral stories and humor from his half-century as a “lunatic” farmer, Joel Salatin contrasts the differences between the farming and food systems endorsed by foodies and environmentally minded folks versus the systems promoted by Monsanto and friends. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery. An all-natural approach to raising chicken and other fowl for home and market growers. The Solar House by Daniel D. Chiras. Passive solar heating and passive cooling — approaches known as natural conditioning — provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Up Tunket Road by Philip Ackerman-Leist. The education of a modern homesteader. When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein. A manual for self-reliance, sustainability and surviving the long emergency. Sign up HERE for your chance to win. Click here for a complete list of terms and conditions.

“Rules for Revolutionaries” Offers New Political Playbook for Activists

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the “rules” used by the “revolutionaries” who helped harness the volunteer power that fueled Bernie Sanders’ historic, and insurgent, presidential campaign.Authors Becky Bond and Zack Exley led the Sanders campaign’s efforts to recruit and engage volunteers at an unprecedented level, which was crucial to the Vermont senator capturing 46 percent […] Read More

In Memory: Poet David Budbill

“One village of the many—call it Judevine.”The Chelsea Green family was saddened to hear of the death of Vermont poet, author, and friend David Budbill. He died early Sunday morning, September 25, 2016 at his home in Montpelier. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease a year ago, and was in steady decline.In 1991, Chelsea […] Read More

Celebrate Homesteading Month with Chelsea Green

It’s September, which means it’s time to celebrate homesteading: Pose a question, tell a story, win a book!That’s right, September is International Homesteading Education Month, and throughout the month we’ll be publishing some of our favorite homesteading tips, techniques, and even recipes. We’ll be featuring authors Carol Deppe, Janisse Ray, Ben Hewitt, Philip Ackerman-Leist, as […] Read More

Hop Grower’s Handbook Wins Silver for Garden Writing

We’re “hopping” for joy at Chelsea Green for authors Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring as they’ve been honored with a Silver Medal by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators for their book The Hop Grower’s Handbook.Laura and Deitrich won the prestigious honor in the Writing category for a technical/reference book of greater than 120 […] Read More

Gene Logsdon: Contrary Farmer & Rural Philosopher (1931-2016)

One of Chelsea Green’s most prolific writers, thinkers, and all-around curmudgeonly but lovable farmer — Gene Logsdon — died this week. We were heartbroken to hear the news, and many of us who have worked with Gene over the years  began to think of all the ways in which we were the better for not […] Read More
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