Join our June Giveaway – Win A Book a Day!

Categories: Chelsea Green News
Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 12:34 am by admin

This is your lucky month! We’re hosting a fun, month-long giveaway on Facebook, with plenty of chances to win one — or  a set of ten — of our top books on sustainable living!

We have a selection of 30 books (one for each day in June) for our daily drawing for the whole month of June,  so make sure to sign up.  You can enter once a day — and you should — because each entry will also go into the drawing for a grand prize of ten books.

Take a look at the books we’ll giveaway each day in June: 

   
Local Dollars Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperityby Michael ShumanLocal economy pioneer Michael Shuman shows investors how to put their money into building local businesses and resilient regional economies—and profit in the process.
Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm by Didi EmmonsWhen creative chef Emmons meets eccentric and inspired farmer Eva Sommaripa, delicious recipes emerge from unusual plants.
Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform by Ross Jackson
How to reform our global economic and political structures to build a world that respects the need for ecological sustainability and upholds human rights.
A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions by Gene Logsdon
As author Gene Logsdon puts it, “We are all tree huggers.” In this latest book he offers a loving tribute to the woods.
Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its place in Western Civilization by Paul Kindstedt
A comprehensive look at the 9,000-year history of cheese, the ways in which it has shaped civilization, and what it can tell us about the future of food.
The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family by Madeleine M. Kunin
Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they’d be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no.
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz
The most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published.
Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth by Diane Wilson
Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Wilson has stood up for environmental justice, and peace, around the world—forcing progress where progress was hard to come by.
Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security by Masanobu Fukuoka
This revolutionary book presents Fukuoka’s plan to rehabilitate the deserts of the world using natural farming, and provides a deep understanding of the relationship between human beings and nature.
Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway
Introduces permaculture’s central message: working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.
Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, Gary Nabhan
Over a year-long journey, an agroecologist, a chef, and an ethnobotanist set out to find the real stories of America’s rarest heirloom chile varieties.
2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years by Jorgen Randers
What will our future look like? That is the question Jorgen Randers tries to answer in 2052.
Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives by Allan Teel, MD
Teel describes how to overhaul our eldercare system using technology and community.
The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
Gardeners and farmers can use Coleman’s innovative, highly successful methods to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.
Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan by Edward Girardet
Provides crucial insights into why the West’s current involvement has turned into a disaster, not only rekindling a new insurgency, but squandering billions of dollars on a recovery process that has shown scant success.
The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times by Rob HopkinsWhat if the best responses to peak oil and climate change don’t come from government, but from you and me and the people around us?
When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival by Matthew Stein
A thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life’s most unpredictable scenarios.
The Small Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers by Harvey Ussery
The most comprehensive and definitive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry, offering a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems.
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Amory Lovins
How U.S. businesses can lead the nation from oil and coal to efficiency and renewables by 2050, and profit in the process.
It’s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Vermont Country Doctor by Beach Conger, MD
A collection of stories showcasing Conger’s irreverent view into the doctor’s role and his profound empathy for the characters he encounters along the way.
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production by Peg Schafer
The first cultivation guide of its kind, presenting invaluable information for growers interested in producing high-quality efficacious herbs in all climates of the US.
DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya KamenetzThe old system of higher education, unchanged for a century, is crumbling. Technology and innovation are knocking down the ivy-covered walls. Kamenetz explores what’s taking their place.
The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips
Demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management.
Meat: A Benign Extravagance by Simon Fairlie
A groundbreaking exploration of the difficult environmental, ethical, and social issues surrounding the human consumption of animals, and the future of livestock in sustainable agriculture.
by Edward Hoagland
Called the best essayist of his time by luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his ultimate collection.
Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening by Sepp Holzer
Covers every aspect of Hozer’s unique farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it.
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite by Bruce E. LevineWhen fatalism and defeatism set in, truths about social and economic injustices are not enough to set people free. Levine explains how major US institutions have created this psychological situation.
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice, Second Edition by Cormac Cullinan
Cullinan explains how the survival of life on Earth (including humans) requires us to fundamentally alter our understanding of the nature and purpose of governance, rather than merely changing laws.
Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and Seasons by Felder Rushing
Slow Gardening will inspire you slip into the rhythm of the seasons, take it easy, and get more enjoyment out of your garden, all at the same time.
When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein
This comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management—will prepare you for any scenario.

And here is the Grand Prize set of our most recent releases:

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years by Jorgen Randers
What will our future look like? That is the question Jorgen Randers tries to answer in 2052.
Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security by Masanobu Fukuoka
This revolutionary book presents Fukuoka’s plan to rehabilitate the deserts of the world using natural farming, and provides a deep understanding of the relationship between human beings and nature.
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz
The most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published.
The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family by Madeleine M. Kunin
Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they’d be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no.
A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats, and Benedictions by Gene Logsdon
As author Gene Logsdon puts it, “We are all tree huggers.” In this latest book he offers a loving tribute to the woods.
Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its place in Western Civilization by Paul Kindstedt
A comprehensive look at the 9,000-year history of cheese, the ways in which it has shaped civilization, and what it can tell us about the future of food.
Local Dollars Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperityby Michael ShumanLocal economy pioneer Michael Shuman shows investors how to put their money into building local businesses and resilient regional economies—and profit in the process.
Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform by Ross Jackson
How to reform our global economic and political structures to build a world that respects the need for ecological sustainability and upholds human rights.
The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips
Demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management.
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production by Peg Schafer
The first cultivation guide of its kind, presenting invaluable information for growers interested in producing high-quality efficacious herbs in all climates of the US.

Remember to come back each day to enter again, and tell your friends. Good luck!

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