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Foreword Reviews Honors Chelsea Green at Book of the Year Awards

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Chelsea Green, what with listening to our darling The Art of Fermentation on Fresh Air not once but twice, then watching Sandor Katz’s masterpiece hit the New York Times Bestseller list, and announcing our new employee-ownership status it looks like I forgot to highlight one additional tidbit of lovely news, so here it is! – Web Content Editor

At a ceremony on June 23 at ALA’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, ForeWord named 209 Book of the Year Award winners in 54 categories. These books, representing the best independently published works from 2011, were selected by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges. Chelsea Green Publishing was named the Independent Publisher of the Year for its significant contributions in the categories of politics and sustainable living. Two outstanding titles from the publisher this year were award winners. They are: Reinventing Fire by Amory B. Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute and the much-touted book of essays by Edward Hoagland, . [One of Chelsea Green’s distributed titles was] also named an Editor’s Choice Prize winner, a distinction that comes with a $1,500 cash prize. Wolverine Farm Publishing was presented with the Editor’s Choice Prize for Nonfiction for its book, Logodaedaly by Erzsébet Gilbert. “Logodaedaly defies categorization,” said Kimber Bilby, ForeWord’s marketing and awards director. “It’s not a true reference book, but it is a beautifully written book about words—albeit quirky, obscure ones that I’m sure you’ve never heard of! Gilbert’s magical dictionary is a linguistic delight.” Read the entire press release.


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

Hands-On Learning: School of The New American Farmstead

This summer, twelve of our authors (plus Chelsea Green’s own President and Publisher) will be leading hands-on intensive courses at Sterling College in Craftsbury, Vermont. These workshops, classes, and certifications will inspire you, equip you with marketable skills, and provide you with new perspectives on integrated, community-centered farming and food production. Engage your Senses The […] Read More
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