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The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook: Fresh-from-the-Garden Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small

More than anything, food brings us together—as families and as communities. So there is no better place to begin creating a healthier and sustainable community than around a shared table.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook is a beautifully illustrated collection of 200 unique and delicious vegetarian recipes fr......


Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz DVD Trailer


Contrary to popular belief, fermenting foods is a simple process. But it needs to be done correctly, and there's no better person to inform us about managing microbial bacteria to produce highly nutritious food. In fact, with Sandor Ellix Katz a.......

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May Roundup: News, Views & Stuff You Can Use
The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases.
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Submitted by admin on May 29, 2015 09:24 AM
10 Books to Celebrate the International Year of Soils

Beneath our feet lies a resource that is critical to our future. It's the first thing we think about when it comes to farming and gardening - and yet, one of the last things considered when thinking about the long-term preservation of our earth. It's the basis for healthy food production, is a crucial tool in maintaing resilience to floods and droughts, and is host to a quarter of our planet's total biodiversity.

This wonderful natural resource is soil.

In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joined global ...

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Submitted by admin on May 27, 2015 12:29 PM
Permaculture Expert Toby Hemenway on Natural Patterns

You asked, our authors answered. All month long, we've been celebrating permaculture by having a panel of authors answer questions submitted by our readers. As Permaculture Month comes to a close, we wanted to share some final thoughts from one of the top experts in the permaculture field, Toby Hemenway. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling book Gaia's Garden and is coming out with a new book this summer — The Permaculture City.

In this book, Hemenway demonstrates that urban permaculture is about much more than gardening in the city. ...
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Submitted by admin on May 21, 2015 10:02 AM
Permaculture Q&A: Perennial Plants for Temperate Climates

All month long, we are giving our readers direct access to our expert authors to answer permaculture-related questions. This week, a number of people inquired about growing food in temperate climates, specifically, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Canada.

Our award winning author Eric Toensmeier (Perennial Vegetables, Paradise Lot), and two authors from our UK publishing partner Permanent Publications, Anni Kelsey (Edible Perennial Gardening) and Stephen Barstow (Around the World in 80 Plants), unanimously agree that perennial plants are perfect for cold weather climates.

Perennials require less maintenance than typical annual crops ...
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Submitted by admin on May 20, 2015 05:06 PM
5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action

Frustrated about climate change? You’re not alone. Most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the spectrum of depressed about our climate situation to flat-out denying that it exists. In fact, the more information about global warming that piles up, the less we seem to do to combat it.

What is the reason for this paradoxical truth?

The answer can be found in how our brains respond to information about climate change, says economist and psychologist Per Espen Stoknes. In
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Submitted by admin on May 18, 2015 11:59 AM
Permaculture Advice For Beginners. Hint: Start Small

Interested in applying a permaculture approach to your land, but not quite sure where to start? In the below Q&A, authors Olivia Rathbone (The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook) and Tao Orion (Beyond the War on Invasive Species) share some advice for beginner permaculturalists.

This series is part of our Permaculture Month celebration where a panel of expert authors answer permaculture-related questions submitted by our readers. Submit your question here or check out these links to see what others are asking: How to Grow Pawpaws by Steve Gabriel Mulching ...
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