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Join Chelsea Green Authors at the National Heirloom Expo!

Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, and Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, will be at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California later this week!

The National Heirloom Exposition is gaining incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public–so much so that it is shaping up to be the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry! This is a not-for-profit event, and any funds generated will be donated back to school gardens and food programs. The event will run for three days, September 13, 14 and 15, 2011.

Register here (It’s only $10!).

Schedule of our authors:

Gordon Edgar
Author Tue. Sept, 13th 1:00PM –Cheesemonger: A life in the wedge (Garret Building)

Jeffrey Smith–Keynote Speaker  Tue. Sept, 13th 7:00PM
Institute of Responsible Technology
One of America’s leading experts on the subject of genetically modified foods, and the dangers they pose to human health and the environment. Internationally best selling author of several books on the subject.

See the full schedule of fantastic talks, workshops, tastings and films here.


New French edition of The Resilient Farm and Homestead available

Great news for French-speaking fans of Ben Falk’s The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach. The French language translation is now available from Imagine Un Colibri, from French booksellers, and on Amazon.fr. Falk’s book is a technical manual that details the strategies he and his team have developed for […] Read More

How to Make Biochar

Doing some spring cleaning around your property? By making biochar from brush and other hard-to-compost organic material, you can improve soil—it enhances nutrient availability and also enables soil to retain nutrients longer. This excerpt from The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume 3, explains how to get started. To make biochar right in your garden, start by […] Read More

Generosity as Activism, and Other Homesteading Principles to Live By

“Like everyone I know, we occasionally find ourselves faced with a decision to which there is no obvious answer,” says Ben Hewitt, coauthor of The Nourishing Homestead. “Do we borrow money to build a bigger barn, or do we keep getting by with what we have? Do we spend our meager savings on trees and […] Read More

Pass the Walnut Syrup?

Everyone knows and loves maple syrup, and in some states (like Chelsea Green’s home state of Vermont), it’s big business. However, it’s a widespread myth that maples are the only trees that can be tapped to produce sap, according to Michael Farrell, sugarmaker and director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Forest. Sap can also be collected […] Read More

4 Books for Growing Food in Winter

Don’t let cold weather stop you from producing and enjoying your own food. For many, the coming of winter simply means cultivation moves indoors or under cover. Small farmers, homesteaders, home gardeners, and commercial growers can extend the growing season with techniques outlined in these essential books. There’s no need for urbanites and small-space dwellers […] Read More
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