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Q: What are Two S-Words You Can’t Say on TV?

A: Shit and Secession!

Check out our newest releases – Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, by Gene Logsdon, and Bye, Bye Miss American Empire, by Bill Kauffman, which traces the historical roots of the secessionist spirit.

Chelsea Green is constantly bringing out books that are ahead of the curve, and often fall under the censor’s pen. Go behind the scenes with world experts and get the straight scoop on subjects which are often out of the reach of the mainstream media.

Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind
by Gene Logsdon

OK, maybe it’s a bit of a racy title, but in truth there’s no better way to describe Gene Logsdon’s new book of homage to the backside of agriculture.

Given the food industry’s increasing dependence on chemical fertilizers, the shift to large-scale farming operations, and a national soil that has been consistently depleted and not nourished as it once regularly was, Lodgsdon argues that if we do not return to the age-old practice of turning manure into fertilizer to help feed a growing population, we will all be in deep shit.

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What’s the other ‘S’ word you can’t say on TV?  Secession!

For almost 150 years secession has been a dirty word. But indigenous, grassroots independence movements are rising up across the nation.

Bill Kauffman’s latest book, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire, is an incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession.

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The Miracle of Farming: Toward a Bio-Abundant Future

Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer’s Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin is a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain (Tomorrow).In this excerpt from their […] Read More

Sow Seeds: Stop Walking Around Doing Nothing

“In the last one hundred years, 94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”That’s one of the key takeaways in award-winning author and activist Janisse Ray’s book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. In her book, Ray […] Read More

True or false? Figs contain dead wasps

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers … rainforest royalty … more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story.Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles […] Read More

Imagination, Purpose & Flexibility: Creating an Independent Farmstead – Q&A (part 1)

Twenty years ago, the land that authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased and have come to name the Sow’s Ear was deemed “not suitable for agriculture” by the state of Ohio. Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food.Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture […] Read More

Eight Seed-Saving Myths

You don’t have to move to Svalbard, Norway in order to have access to a seed bank.Author and plant breeder Carol Deppe believes that every gardener should have her own seed bank. Even if you aren’t a seed saver, you should have your own seed bank. Even if you never experience any disaster beyond the […] Read More
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