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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.


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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A Simple Way to Grow Fresh Greens Indoors This Winter

Just because the temperatures have started to drop doesn’t mean you have to live without fresh greens until next Spring. With author and gardener Peter Burke’s innovative method of growing soil sprouts indoors, you can grow nutrient-dense greens all year long at a fraction of the cost of buying at market. Burke’s new book, Year-Round Indoor Salad […] Read More..

A Day in the Life of a Homesteader

As Homesteading Month comes to a close, we take a look at what it means to live the homesteading life every day. Read through the question and answer below and be sure to check out any of the previous articles you might have missed:Why Acquiring Land Presents a Challenge for New Homesteaders Homesteading Q&A: Solutions […] Read More..

Go Lean: How To Eliminate Waste and Increase Efficiency on the Farm

Using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence may seem sacrilegious, but today’s young farmers like author Ben Hartman are discovering that the same sound business practices apply whether you produce cars or carrots.In his new book The Lean Farm, Hartman demonstrates how applying lean principles—originally developed by the Japanese automotive industry—to farming practices […] Read More..

Why Acquiring Land Presents a Challenge for New Homesteaders

More and more often, young people are turning away from cities and urban life in order to live off the land and even start farms of their own. But while many have the desire to grow food for themselves and/or others, acquiring land, and the financial burden that comes with it, presents a difficult challenge […] Read More..

How to Distinguish Permaculture from Natural Farming

Just what are the differences between permaculture and natural farming? How are they connected, and where do they diverge in philosophy and principle?Those questions are answered in the following excerpt that is adapted from the newly released One-Straw Revolutionary, a book that delves into the philosophy and work of Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka […] Read More..