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Holy Shit! Our Newest Releases are Here!

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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Pass the Walnut Syrup?

Everyone knows and loves maple syrup, and in some states (like Chelsea Green’s home state of Vermont), it’s big business. However, it’s a widespread myth that maples are the only trees that can be tapped to produce sap, according to Michael Farrell, sugarmaker and director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Forest. Sap can also be collected […] Read More

4 Books for Growing Food in Winter

Don’t let cold weather stop you from producing and enjoying your own food. For many, the coming of winter simply means cultivation moves indoors or under cover. Small farmers, homesteaders, home gardeners, and commercial growers can extend the growing season with techniques outlined in these essential books. There’s no need for urbanites and small-space dwellers […] Read More

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 Spring. Author and gardener Peter Burke’s innovative method of growing soil sprouts indoors can help you grow nutrient-dense greens all year long at a fraction of the cost of buying at market. Burke’s book, Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening, is […] Read More

In Remembrance: Toby Hemenway

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Toby Hemenway, a beloved teacher, author, and permaculturalist. In October of 2015, Toby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Despite treatment that seemed to be working, the cancer returned this fall, and eventually Toby signed up for home hospice on December 16, 2016. He died […] Read More

Chelsea Green: In the Media 2016

Oh, 2016. Where did the time go? Each year, Chelsea Green receives hundreds of mentions (well over 1000 in 2016) in the media both big and small. From interviews, to excerpts, to opinion pieces by authors we’re always working to make sure that the mission and message of each book is spread far and wide. […] Read More
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