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The Chelsea Green Guide Contest Results Are In!

Thank you to everybody who submitted entries for our contest. We received a great number of wonderful proposals. We’ve chosen two. And now we are delighted to name the winners of our Green Guide contest. Congratulations to:

Amy Kolb Noyes for The Green Guide to Nontoxic Housecleaning and Elise McDonough for The Green Guide to Food: How to Buy Right & Spend Less Amy and Elise have each been offered book contracts with a $1,000 advance for their winning Green Guide proposals. The Green Guide series is a collection of big ideas in small packages. Current guides convey the basics of what you need to know to get started composting, biking to work, greening your office, lowering your energy footprint, recycling to the max, and conserving water. Green Guides to food and nontoxic cleaning will be great additions to the series. We’d like to thank everyone who submitted proposals for this contest. Our winners were strong candidates in a strong field and, as we were judging the entries, it was a pleasure to discover a number of good writers with good ideas – even if their proposals didn’t fit into the series. Thanks again to all the contestants. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming green guides!


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

Hands-On Learning: School of The New American Farmstead

This summer, twelve of our authors (plus Chelsea Green’s own President and Publisher) will be leading hands-on intensive courses at Sterling College in Craftsbury, Vermont. These workshops, classes, and certifications will inspire you, equip you with marketable skills, and provide you with new perspectives on integrated, community-centered farming and food production. Engage your Senses The […] Read More
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