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The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm: The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm describes not only the history of the D Acres project, but its evolving principles and practices that are rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment.

Emphasizing collaboration, cooperation, and mutualism, this book promises to inspire a new generat......


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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New Arrivals: Save 35% On New Spring Books!

Are you itching to start your gardening projects?

Dreaming of what this year’s plans will bring? What better way to celebrate the transition from winter to the spring months than exploring all our exciting new books!

Save 35% on our new books. But hurry you don't want to miss out!

For thirty years, Chelsea Green has published books that you will turn to again and again. We don't cater to fads or trends, but focus on being ...

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Submitted by admin on April 16, 2015 10:31 AM
Books in the News: 'The Tao of Vegetable Gardening' & More!

What does Taoism have to do with gardening? That question is being answered in The Washington Post this week with a lengthy profile of Chelsea Green author Carol Deppe—gardener, plant breeder, seed expert, and geneticist based in Oregon—and her new book The Tao of Vegetable Gardening.

"Once I read The Tao of Vegetable Gardening, with its mix of sly humor, dirt gardening (how to use a hoe with the least effort), the art of non-doing (very Tao), how to cook greens and even freeze them (heretofore impossible in my ...

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Submitted by admin on April 15, 2015 10:00 AM
Permaculture Month: Ask the Experts

This May, in honor of Permaculture Month, we are once again putting our pioneering permaculture authors at your disposal for a month-long Q&A session designed to help you become a better permaculturalist.

Over the years, the term permaculture has become increasingly popular among those who grow food on both large and small scales. However, the philosophy behind permaculture can be applied to all aspects of our daily lives and relationships. In essence, permaculture is a system of designing households and communities that are productive, sustaining, and largely self-reliant, and have minimal impact on the environment. ...

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Submitted by admin on April 13, 2015 12:01 PM
Wild Edibles: 5 Tips for Beginner Foragers

Ever spotted a dandelion growing in your backyard and wondered, can I eat that? According to wild plants expert Katrina Blair, the answer is a resounding yes. And there are plenty of other commonly found weeds that fall into this category as well.

In her book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Blair introduces readers to thirteen weeds that can be found growing all over the world—especially in densely populated areas like cities and suburbs. These nutritious "survival plants", as she calls them, can be eaten from root to seed and used for ...

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Submitted by admin on April 9, 2015 09:45 AM
Soil Blocks vs. Pots: Two Ways to Start Seedlings This Spring

With Spring having finally sprung (in many places), it brings the official start of planting season, and we have two experts with advice on how to get your seedlings off to the right start and ready for the garden.

When it comes to starting your first seedlings, are you a pothead or a blockhead? We’re talking about using pots versus soil blocks and no matter which you choose, our authors offer step-by-step methods and troubleshooting advice.

Master gardener Eliot Coleman is an advocate for soil blocks. In the excerpt below from The New ...
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Submitted by admin on April 6, 2015 10:19 AM
Depressed about Climate Change? Good. Here's How to Take Action

The facts about climate change are settled. Mostly. In fact, the news seems to get worse, and more urgent, every day. Yet, the more the facts stack up, the less resolve many people seem to have about getting behind solutions that will stem, or turn, the tide. What gives?

In What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, economist and psychologist Per Espen Stoknes offers a refreshing take on why we're avoiding the obvious, and inevitable, and how climate change believers can better talk to, ...

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