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Last Chance: Enter to Win a Chelsea Green Starter Library

You’re a beekeeping, seedling starting, chick brooding, sauerkraut-making master, but there’s always another skill you could add to your homesteading repertoire.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to build a straw bale guest house, or a wattle-and-daub woodshed. Or you’ve been thinking about what it would take to grow your own grains as well as your own greens.

Well, homesteader, this is your lucky day! There’s still time to sign up for our latest giveaway to win a selection of books to teach you just what you need to know. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Mother Earth News to offer the following books to one fortunate winner this month.

Chelsea Green publishes standby favorites like Eliot Coleman to more recent “instant classics” like Sandor and Harvey’s books.

The contest ends in mid-November so don’t delay. Sign up here for your chance to win. Here are the books: Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader By Philip Ackerman-Leist The inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World By Sandor Ellix Katz Quite simply the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times By Carol Deppe Filled with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency By Mat Stein A comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—food, water, shelter, energy, first-aid, and more. The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses By Eliot Coleman Grow produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized un- or minimally-heated greenhouses. Small-Scale Grain Raising: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers By Gene Logsdon Logsdon covers the basics of grain production—planting, dealing with pests, harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture By Toby Hemenway Learn how to apply basic permaculture principles to make your garden more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit By Stephen and Rebekah Hren Transform your home with projects both small and large, listed by skill, time, cost, and energy saved. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers By Harvey Ussery The most comprehensive and definitive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry. Top Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health By Les Crowder and Heather Harrell Provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using innovative and natural top-bar beehives. Don’t forget to share the giveaway with your gardening, farming, and fermenting friends. Good luck, and happy homesteading!

“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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