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The Beauty of Craft

Whether you’re a glue-gun shy admirer of artisans or a registered member of the Church of Craft (yes, it exists), you’re sure to be impressed by the beauty and richness of Resurgence magazine’s most recent art anthology. The Beauty of Craft, edited by Sandy Brown and Maya Kumar Mitchell, features full color photographs and rare glimpses into the thoughts, stories, observations, and feelings of craftspeople who usually leave their work to speak for itself. Artists and crafts include: Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, glassblowing; Clio Mitchell, weaving; Louis Allison Cort, basket making; Ianto Evans, cob; Margot Coatts, silversmithing;Roger Deakin, leather work; and Edmund De Waal, pottery.


Get Ready, Get Resilient

Are you resilient? How about we put your answer to the test, literally. Now, we know that assessment is always an important, albeit imperfect, subjective, and incomplete tool. In order to understand one’s skill in living a resilient lifestyle, Ben Falk, author of the award-winning The Resilient Farm and Homestead, developed the following assessment tool. […] 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

The 20 Rules of Slow Democracy

Now, more than ever we need democracy. Why not make it Slow Democracy? Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities — and with the most recent election cycle, a reinvigoration of local democracy will become more important than […] Read More

Success: Make the Intense Commitment, Plod On

How would you define “success”? To find out the answer to this question we meandered through David Fleming’s Lean Logic. A dictionary unlike any other, Lean Logic encourages readers to actively and intellectually engage with its entries. These entries are often cross-referenced so that you can delve more deeply into how various words, or concepts, […] Read More
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