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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.

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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.


What’s a Carbon Sink?

World leaders met in Marrakech this month as part of COP22, to discuss the next steps to reducing global climate emissions. One of the solutions being discussed is carbon farming. Author Eric Toensmeier participated in COP22, in part, because he literally wrote a book on it. First off – what is carbon farming? It’s a […] Read More

The Seven-Point Protocol for a Lean Economy

In the future, what will our local economies look like? How will they function if there is little, to no, state or national support? The late David Fleming envisioned a post-capitalistic society that we could call “deep local” — in which all needs are met at the local level — from income to social capital […] Read More

Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

Today we kick off our Holiday Sale — with 35% off every purchase at our online bookstore. Simply use the code CGS16 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we are offering free shipping on any order over $100*. Are there homesteaders or organic gardeners on your […] Read More

Sex, Violence, and Figs

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are the fig trees. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilization. They feature in every major religion, starring alongside Adam and Eve, Krishna and Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. This is no coincidence – fig […] Read More

10 Fascinating Fig Facts

“As our planet’s climate changes and reminds us that nature really does matter, the story [of fig trees] has important lessons for us all.” –Mike Shanahan In short, fig trees are awesome. They have been around for 80 million years and during that time they have shaped our world and impacted humanity in profound but […] Read More
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