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Support Nathan’s Ride for Nature Conservation

I had the good fortune to meet Nathan Winters at The Round Barn Farm’s Great Locavore Tweetup last month. He had, seventeen days before, dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Belfast, Maine. This act marked the beginning of what will be a transcontinental journey exploring all that’s good and green across our great nation. the_bike.jpg Since that morning in early May, Nathan has been bicycling his way across the northeast—chronicling his eco-conscious traveling and visits in every digital way possible: blog, twitter, flickr, facebook, youtube, and on and on. Nathan describes this journey as “an adventurous, real time and interactive bike ride across America dedicated to raising awareness for land and nature conservation.” Nathan’s not only raising awareness. He’s also trying to raise $50,000 in donations for The Nature Conservancy. I recommend you check out his blog and Twitter feed especially. Also, to reward this intrepid gent for his heroic undertaking, toss him $10 if you have it to spare.


10 Books to Curl Up With This Winter

William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Nevertheless, the cold, dark days of winter can still get the best of even Nature’s most tenderhearted admirer. What’s one to do? We here at Chelsea Green have concocted the perfect cabin fever remedy with our suggested winter reading […] Read More..

50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech Solutions to Save the Planet

Tired of watching people spend so much time thinking up big solutions to big problems that it has a paralyzing effect on taking action? If you’re like author Courtney White, the answer is yes. That’s why in Two Percent Solutions for the Planet, he takes readers on a journey to show how low-cost, easy-to-implement solutions […] Read More..

Beyond the War on Invasive Species – Review in Permaculture Design Magazine

This review was originally published in Permaculture Design, Issue #97, “Life on the Edge,” Fall 2015; www.PermacultureDesignMagazine.com Look in the Mirror Review by Peter Bane For its extensive scholarship, clear voice, and impassioned, hopeful message, this book is a joy to read—a slim but beautifully written teaching text which uses permaculture and ecosystem science as a lens for viewing the […] Read More..

5 Common Invasive Species and How to Manage Them

Last week, we asked authors Tao Orion and Katrina Blair to share alternative approaches to managing five different plant species commonly held to be “invasive.” St. John’s Wort, Garlic Mustard, Thistle, Oxeye Daisy, and Kudzu are often dismissed as annoyances at best and the target of aggressive eradication with harmful chemicals at worst. Orion and […] Read More..

What in the World is a Pawpaw?

Have you heard of the pawpaw? A few generations ago, most would say “yes!” You could ask just about anyone and they could tell you what this fruit looked and tasted like, and more importantly, where to find it. But today, the pawpaw remains a mystery to some and entirely unknown to others. In Pawpaw: […] Read More..
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